The Dance Exponents, Prayers Be Answered (1983)
I have a yellow-vinyl copy of Expectations signed by Jordan Luck and I love that album – lots of good songs on it but this is the one. Very happy to finally have this record. Fuck, man, it plays through like some goddamn greatest hits collection, a best-of and it was the debut. This band – then called The Dance Exponents (now known as The Exponents) – was so fucking good. The songs so strong. Throwing out something like Victoria on the debut full-lengther. Good lord. Around this time – and listening back to it now I still here this – the band reminded me a lot of Midnight Oil. Great songs, shithot band and yet people tend to hold something against them, in the case of Midnight Oil perhaps it was the jingoistic thing – though if anything they were anti that actually (or at least trying to be the right sort of proud). Not sure what it is with The Dance Exponents/Exponents – maybe the songs were too jingle-tastic? The early material of The Dance Exponents is phenomenal. Any young band chucking off at this record could do with having a go at trying to better it. These songs are perfect pop gems. This record is so, so good.
Sample Track: Your Best Friend Loves Me Too
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