AMANDA LEAR (part 2 of 3)

AMANDA LEAR (part 2 of 3) (1981-1989)

“Incognito” has some of the catchiest material in the Lear catalogue, store and is one of the most entertaining, with the gems “Hollywood Is Just A Dream When You’re Seventeen”, “New York” and “Love Amnesia” standing out. Also of interest is “Red Tape”, a strange song about bureaucratic hassals, and “Made In France”, an even stranger number that’s a mock punk song!

“Tam-Tam” might be the single loopiest record in the Lear discography, with nearly all of its lyrics veering head-first into song-poem territory. “Secret Passion” is the beginning of the end, as far as casual Lear listening goes, but is no less retarded than its predecessors, so it’s worth an entire spin. “Indovina Chi Sono” is strictly for completists only, as it’s a compilation of two separate EPs (“Uomini Più Uomini” and “Tant Qu’il Y Aura Des Hommes”) of material sung only in French and Italian.

Amanda Lear – “Incognito”, 1981 (ZIP file)
Amanda Lear – “Tam-Tam”, 1983 (ZIP file)
Amanda Lear – “Secret Passion”, 1987 (ZIP file)
Amanda Lear – “Indovina Chi Sono”, 1989 (ZIP file)

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751 Responses to AMANDA LEAR (part 2 of 3)

  1. fritzthecat says:

    “Indovina Chi Sono” is strictly for completists only, as it’s a compilation of two separate EPs (”Uomini Più Uomini” and “Tant Qu’il Y Aura Des Hommes”) of material sung only in French and Italian.

    …is that supposed to mean that anything not sung in English is not worth bothering with?
    Typical wasp arrogance.

  2. bret says:

    Lemme rephrase that —

    “Indovina Chi Sono” is strictly for completists only, as it’s kind of shitty, and doesn’t stand out in any way.

  3. rongtolas says:

    Personally, I find incomprehensibly sung, gruesomely bad lyrics to be rather entertaining at times…as long as the music part is OK. Sung in English, they’d just suck, but sung in Finnish or Italian or something there is a certain acceptability- like getting drunk and listening to mariachi music.

  4. Phill says:

    Yeah, Bret, you’re such a wasp.

    Also, you’re typical and arrogant. :)