Birdland – Sleep With Me

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Birdland were 4 non-brunettes, 2 of them were siblings. They existed for a short time between 1989 and 1992 but still managed to get the video to this song played on Top of the Pops (it meant something in those youtube free times) after it broke into the UK Top 40. The short jerky tunes that Birdland turned out matched their unpredictable on/off stage antics. In fact said behaviour saw them thrown off a priceless Jane’s Addiction tour after just one date. Lukewarm reviews of their eponymous debut in 1991 marked the beginning of the end for the quartet but worse was to follow soon afterwards when their label Lazy Records went bust. ‘Sleep With Me’ is a pretty simple affair, within the first couple of seconds you’ve heard the riff that underpins the whole tune and Robert Vincent’s sneer isn’t exactly revolutionary but my does it pack a punch. Perfect mixtape material as you can imagine, check those cassette filled shoeboxes in the loft, I’m sure this one is there in scrawled bic. Simple times, great music. KD

Birdland – Sleep With Me

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Year: 1990

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  1. February 28, 2008
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    Funny thing, I was playing their album a couple of days ago (coincidence as it doesn’t happen THAT often). I have a hard time with the singer’s voice but there are a few GREAT songs on there.

  2. February 28, 2008
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    Know exactly where you are coming from H.R. but I think the swaggering music overcomes that annoyance quite well.

  3. Anonymous
    November 18, 2008
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    yes a classic band…they played cbgb’s…everyone turned up to see them…blondie sonic youth …etc..

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