Friday, March 10, 2006

Livingston Fury - Track 5

Only You

Here is the link to download track 5, Only You. This track has been added to the MY MUSIC DOWNLOADS dropdown box in the sidebar as well.

This is my favorite song on the album. With its bright sound, catchy refrain and memorable melody, Only You was a hit just waiting to be discovered.

I still believe this song and others on this album would have stood up to anything else being played on the air during the 80's. However, since commercial success is more about who you know and luck than just pure talent, the odds of being "discovered" are actually very low.

That's why I like posting these tracks every few weeks. It's a fun way to highlight what I did for an entire decade of my life, and hopefully other people will get a chance discover Livingston Fury along the way.

Retro Read - follow these links to read related posts:

Track 1 - Nature Of The Beast
Track 2 - When I Think About You
Track 3 - Waiting For The "A" Train
Track 4 - Holding Out For Love


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are posting these, they are consummate 80's fare. (Jess, stop rolling your eyes.) It makes me sad that the band didn't get the big break. May I ask where the name Livingston Fury originated?

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Good question. I used to give "fake" answers when people would ask me that like "it was our singer's last name" or "the band was originally from Livingston [wherever]" because the real answer was a bit convoluted.

But since I suspect some of the old gang actually reads this, I'd better give what I think is the real answer. The band was already established before I joined it so I wasn't in on the naming.

But - I believe it was a combination of "Living" (music/energy that is alive), "ston" (a prefix for stone, or a band that is rock-solid) and "fury" (rage, most often expressed by a woman).

Hey - you asked!

Suburban Turmoil said...

It sounds like the name of a Beatles-era London band. Kewl. Maybe you'll get a call soon from that VH-1 Where Are They Now show...

Unknown said...

My mom was a LF groupie and friend.... any memories of Mary Olson (Velleux) and her friend Vickie Maki from those early 80's days in the Twin Cities? I remember her playing this album, believe it or not.