Gleaming Spires debut album featuring the hit “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls?”
Leslie Bohem and David Kendrick met in the late ‘70s when David saw Les’ band Bates Motel. Kendrick joined as the band’s drummer. They soon entered the studio with musician/producer, Andrew Gold, to capture their repertoire on tape. They garnered a regional following and played gigs up and down the West Coast, but a record contract eluded them. They met Ron and Russel Mael of Sparks in 1980 and invited them to come see the band. But, instead of the brothers producing them, they asked Leslie and David to join Sparks.
While on tour with Sparks in Germany, Leslie and David continued writing songs, and upon their return, demoed them with Jules & The Polar Bears member, Stephen Hague. The demo found its way to KROQ in Los Angeles, and the radio exposure led Posh Boy Records to sign the band, now named Gleaming Spires. Songs Of The Spires was released in 1981.
This new, expanded edition of Songs Of The Spires is produced for release by David Kendrick, Chaim O’Brien-Blumenthal, and Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski. It features the original album tracks, a rare B-side, the Life Out On The Lawn EP, and 6 previously unissued Bates Motel tracks from their sessions with Andrew Gold. Packaging features expanded artwork, lyrics, photos, an essay from O’Brien-Blumenthal, plus interviews and track by track commentary from Bohem and Kendrick.
So, are you ready for the Spires?
GOING HEY HEY
ARE YOU READY FOR THE SEX GIRLS?
WHILE WE CAN
WHEN LOVE GOES UNDER GLASS
THE END OF ALL GOOD THINGS
WATCH YOUR BLOOD BEAT
HOW TO GET GIRLS THRU HYPNOTISM
TALKING IN THE DARK
THE WAY MARLENA MOVES – Bates Motel*
REAL TIME – Bates Motel*
ONLY THE YOUNG DIE YOUNG – Bates Motel*
DEDICATION – Bates Motel*
UNEXPECTED OVERNIGHTERS – Bates Motel*
REAL LOVE – Bates Motel*
LIFE OUT ON THE LAWN
* Previously unissued.