Apocalypso (The Motels album)

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Apocalypso
The Motels - Apocalypso.jpg
Studio album by The Motels
Released August 11, 2011 (2011-08-11)[1]
Recorded April–August 1981
Genre New wave
Length 1:03:39[2]
Label Omnivore
Producer Val Garay
The Motels chronology
This
(2008)This2008
Apocalypso
(2011)
If Not Now Then When
(2017)If Not Now Then When2017

Apocalypso was released in 2011, although it was intended to be the third studio album by the band The Motels, recorded in 1981.[3]

Development[edit]

It was recorded between April and August 1981, but was rejected by the Capitol Records promotions department.[4] The album that was re-worked and released was All Four One.[5] Apocalypso remained unreleased until 2011.[6] The album was awarded the best re-issue award by the Independent Music Awards.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Matha Davis, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Art Fails" Martha Davis, Tim McGovern 2:58
2. "Tragic Surf" Davis, McGovern 3:52
3. "Only the Lonely"   3:28
4. "Schneekin'"   4:12
5. "So L.A."   3:36
6. "Apocalypso"   4:07
7. "Mission of Mercy"   3:37
8. "Lost but Not Forgotten"   4:26
9. "Who Could Resist That Face"   4:12
10. "Sweet Destiny"   2:12
11. "Art Fails" (alternate version) Davis, McGovern 2:56
12. "Don't You Remember" (4-track demo) Michael Goodroe 6:18
13. "Tragic Surf" (4-track demo) Davis, McGovern 3:57
14. "Fiasco" (4-track demo) Marty Jourard 3:11
15. "Obvioso" (4-track demo) Goodroe 3:14
16. "Only the Lonely" (4-track demo)   3:42
17. "Only the Lonely" (TV mix)   3:41
Total length: 1:03:39

Personnel[edit]

The Motels[4][8]

  • Martha Davis – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Tim McGovern – lead guitar
  • Marty Jourard – keyboards, saxophone
  • Michael Goodroe – bass
  • Brian Glascock – drums

Production Credits are taken from the CD's liner notes.[4][8]

  • Produced by Val Garay
  • Produced for Release, 2011 by Cheryl Pawelski
  • Arranged by Tim McGovern
  • Assistant Production by Niko Bolas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Motels Albums". The Motels Information Site. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Apocalypso - The Motels". AllMusic. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Houle, Zachary (September 15, 2011). "The Motels: Apocalypso". PopMatters. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Davis, Martha; Jourard, Marty; Ravid, Bruce (2011). Apocalyso (CD booklet). The Motels. Los Angeles, California: Omnivore Recordings. OVCD-7. 
  5. ^ Willman, Chris (August 15, 2011). "Review: The Motels' Great Lost 'Apocalypso' Worth the 3-Decade Wait". The Wrap. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ Willman, Chris (August 15, 2011). "Review: The Motels' lost "Apocalypso" worth the wait". Lifestyle. Reuters. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!". Independent Music Awards. May 2, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Apocalypso - The Motels | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 19, 2017.