Click on the link here for Audio Player – Close Lobsters – In Session for John Peel – Dec. 15, 1987 – BBC Radio 1
Close Lobsters first came to prominence in the U.S. in 1989, when their debut album Foxheads Stalk This Land got rave reviews from Rolling Stone, calling them “First rate guitar pop from a top-shelf band” which translated into massive College Radio airplay and an invitation to perform at the New York Music Seminar in 1989. Shortly after, they embarked an extensive criss-cross tour of the U.S. which, for all intents and purposes, exhausted the band and forced them into an extended break. That lasted until 2012 when they reformed to play the 2nd Madrid Popfest, and have been back on track ever since.
Tonight’s session is from 1987 – before the band broke through in the U.S., but were still a very much respected and admired Indie band in the UK and had released the very popular, Never Seen Before which was a follow-up to their well-received debut single Going To Heaven To See If It Rains which came out in October of 1986.
Perhaps you remember them the first time around? If not, check them out and hear what you missed in 1987, but can still catch in 2014.
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