The Vapors rode the first wave of the New Wave music movement to success back in the 80s. This CD features both of this New Wave group's early 1980s albums, the highlight being their hit single, "Turning Japanese."
2.Sixty Second Interval
3.Waiting For The Weekend
5.Letter From Hiro
6.News At Ten
15.Live At The Marquee
17.Johnny's In Love (Again)
18.Can't Talk Anymore
2 LPs on 1 CD: NEW CLEAR DAYS (1980)/MAGNETS (1981).
The Vapors: Dave Fenton (vocals); Edward Bazalgette (guitar); Steve Smith (bass); Howard Smith (drums).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: David Fenton (vocals, guitar); Edward Bazalgette (guitar); Howard Smith (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Vaporized is the third Vapors anthology in three years and, for a band that only released two proper albums, that's no small feat. This one rights the wrongs of earlier collections by finally putting out the two albums -- 1980's New Clear Days and 1981's Magnets -- in their entirety on one CD. Collectors should still seek out the import Turning Japanese: The Best of the Vapors as a supplement, but all but the obsessive can start and stop here. ~ Chris Woodstra