Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1985 album from the Boston New Wavers. Voices Carry featured their breakthrough single of the same name which reached #8 in the US Hot 100 and #14 in Billboard Magazine's US Rock Tracks Chart. They followed this up with two more hit singles from the album in the form of 'Looking Over My Shoulder' and 'Love In A Vacuum'. Including exclusive interviews with Robert Hoimes (guitarist) and Mike Thorne as well as three bonus single remixes, two of which make their debut CD release here. Hot Shot Records.
Cross the hiccuping mannerisms of the Cars' Ric Ocasek with the edgy style of the B-52s' Cindy Wilson and you've got the vocal sound of Aimee Mann, the bass-playing, silver-maned leader of 'Til Tuesday. Winner of a Boston Battle of the Bands in 1984 that led to a recording contract, this post-new-wave quartet specialized in moody music that crept under your skin--no more so than on the title track of the '85 debut, the literate ("In the dark, I like to read his mind") Top 20 hit "Voices Carry." Nothing here quite matches that song's murky intensity, but the almost equally claustrophobic, aptly titled "Love in a Vacuum" comes close. --Billy Altman
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