Saturday, 23 February 2019

Sports - 1979 - So Obvious @320 RE-POST

So Obvious/Suspicious Minds/Who Listens To The Radio/Step By Step

The Sports were an Australian rock group which performed and recorded between 1976 and 1981. Mainstay members were Stephen Cummings on lead vocals and Robert Glover on bass guitar, with long-term members such as Paul Hitchins on drums, Andrew Pendlebury on lead guitar and vocals, and Martin Armiger on guitar. Their style was similar to both 1970s British pub rock bands (such as Brinsley Schwarz) and British new wave (such as Elvis Costello). The Sports' top forty singles are "Who Listens to the Radio", "Don't Throw Stones", "Strangers on a Train" and "How Come" . Their top 20 releases on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart are Don't Throw Stones (February 1979), Suddenly (March 1980) and Sondra (May 1981).

"Who Listens to the Radio" is a song recorded by Australian rock band The Sports. The song was written by band members Stephen Cummings and Andrew Pendlebury. Released in October 1978 as the lead single from the bands second studio album, "Don't Throw Stones" (1979), the song peaked at number 35 on the Australian Kent Music Report B-side was So Obvious. The song was released in the United States and peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1979 and appeared in an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.  Suspicious Mins and Step By Step are also tken from "Don't Throw Stones".

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