Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Bensons - It Took / Live Longer Than Today 45rpm

First off I added 5 new records to the non-punk collection today! You will probably see them in upcoming entries. Probably in a few months or so

The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back / Now (Smash 1834)
Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haa! (WB 5831..very weird song)
The Camerons - Guardian Angel / The Girl That I Marry (Cousins 1003. great doo wop!)
Billy Joel - Big Shot / Root Beer Rag (Columbia 1974..kept this for the instrumental b-side)
The Sweet - Little Willy / Man From Mecca (Bell 1973...very catchy pop rock a-side)

ARTISTS: The Bensons
TITLE: It Took / Live Longer Than Today
LABEL: Mismatch Records
YEAR: 1988
GENRE: Power Pop / Pop Rock

I wish I knew something about this release. I've done everything but call the number thats listed on the label. I even wrote a letter but never got a response. I bought this in a box lot a few years ago at Norm's Auction. Most of the records were sold on eBay. But after taking a listen to this I decided to add it to my collection.

All I know is that this release was base out of Ardsley PA. So its a somewhat local release. The A-side is slower power pop ballad. The B-side is why I kept this release. Its upbeat and catchy! Reminds me of a more poppy dead milkmen. Or maybe I'm just crazy.