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The Attractions

The Attractions, Mad About The Wrong Boy, 1980

Side 1

Arms Race

Little Misunderstood

Straight Jacket

Mad About The Wrong Boy


On The Third Stroke

Slow Patience

Side 2

La-La-La-La-La Loved You

Single Girl

Lonesome Little Town

Taste Of Poison

Highrise Housewife

Talk About Me

Sad About Girls

Camera Camera

Steve Nieve– Keyboards

Bruce Thomas– Bass Guitar

Pete Thomas– Drums

The Attractions– Vocals and Guitars

Produced by Roger Bechirian

Vinyl Download

The Attractions were Elvis Costello´s backing band and this was their only  solo album release. Many bands also released albums after the lead singer had left two spring to mind Graham Parker’s Rumour and David Bowie´s Spiders From Mars, sadley non of them were successful as solo acts but I have enjoyed their albums.

Mad About The Wrong Boy featured the singles Single Girl and Arms Race, in my opinium not the best choices. Songs I love from this 16 track album (a bugger to rip) are Highrise Housewife -a real kitchen sink drama of a song- the brooding Slow Patience, Camera Camera which perhaps should have been a single along with Talk About Me and Lonesome Little Town. I also like the quirky On The Third Stroke.

The album came with a free single Theme Music From The Film Outline Of A Hairdo by Steve Nieve upon release (my copy didn´t have one) but you can find it here

4 Responses to “The Attractions”

  1. harleytexas says:

    Please re upload this. I have been looking for this for years.


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