01 January 2011

Lowlife ex-Dead Neighbors

Smack dab in the middle of the 80's. It was a rough time to be a teenager, no longer living at home. Everything was new, different, everything was so fucked up. It was all over the top. All overkill. Plastic. Bright lights.
Bands like Joy Division, New Order, Cocteau Twins and Lowlife made it a wee bit easier to get through the night. They didn't sing about shiny, happy people. The didn't drone on about Pleasantville, boy-meets-girl, white picket fences or dancing the night away. Most of the time I didn't know what the hell they were singing about, I just knew that for the first time I felt something I never knew possible. Their music struck a deep cord within me, and still does to this day.
The Dead Neighbors were a Scottish psychobilly band. They went through some tough times as well. Members came and went. Brian Guthrie managed them, he was Robin Guthrie's brother. Yes, Cocteau Twins. Founding member of the Cocteau Twins, Will Heggie left their band. Some time later, thanks to Brian, Will joined up with Dead Neighbors. The band slowly evolved into what we now know as Lowlife. God bless Lowlife.

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