Friday, August 04, 2006

APB - SOMETHING TO BELIVE IN (2006) the first post for LUIS

"They are classic 80's tracks from one of the few bands to successfully marry punk with funk and come out not sounding contrived or manufactured."

Electronic, Rock
New Wave, Synth-pop, Indie Rock

Bass, Vocals - Iain Slater
Drums - George Cheyne
Guitar - Glenn Roberts
Keyboards - Neil Innes
Percussion - Mike Craighead

20th Anniversary remastered and expanded edition with six previously unreleased tracks.
It contains their lp originally released in 1986 (tracks 1-10)

CD 1.

01 Shoot You Down
02 Talk To Me
03 Palace Filled With Love
04 Rainy Day
05 One Day
06 Summer Love
07 Something To Believe In
08 So Many Broken Hearts
09 What Kind Of Girl?
10 Danceability Parts 1 & 2
11 Chain Reaction
12 Power Crisis
13 All Your Life With Me
14 From You & Back To You
15 Help Yourself
16 Is The Music Loud Enough?

CD 2.

01 What Kind Of Girl? (Live At Hofstra 1984)
02 Palace Filled With Love (Live At Hofstra 1984)
03 Rainy Day (Live At Hofstra 1984)
04 You Can't Have Her (Dream) (Live At Hofstra 1984)
05 One Day (Live At Hofstra 1984)
06 Shoot You Down (Live At Club Malibu 1989)
07 Talk To Me (Live At Club Malibu 1989)
08 Killing Is Fun (Unreleased 1981)
09 Crazy Grey (B-side 1985)
10 Repetition (Unreleased 1989)
11 Don't Cry (Unreleased 1988)
12 Kritik (Unreleased 1988)
13 Manipulator (Unreleased 1988)
14 Walk Away (Unreleased 1985)

Links to download: CD 1. CD 2.

"A couple of years ago, I met a woman my age from Aberdeen, way up in the north of Scotland, and asked her whether she remembered APB, who hailed from the same city. She had never even heard of them. Sad, but it kinda parallels their success story in the States. They were big in the Tri-State alternative/new wave/whatever scene (NY/CT/NJ) in the '80s thanks in large part to much, MUCH airplay on Long Island's late, great WLIR, 92.7. (And having gone to college on LI and lived in CT, I was lucky enough to have seen them live several times: The Grotto in New Haven, a New Year's show at Rumrunners in Oyster Bay, the Night Shift in Naugatuck; these are places that are gone). But they didn't seem to connect in many other places, which was a surprise then and is still a shame now. Which is why you never see them on any '80s compilation CDs. And which is why this collection of their singles from '81-85 is out of print and going for three figures. Which, of course, is also a shame. They were punk; they were funk. Either way, they were taut and tight and mighty and high-strung and everything that made for a nice, explosive little dance party. What made them stand out? Above all, Iain Slater's nimble bass and his plaintive Scottish wail. But Glenn Roberts' wiry guitar and George Cheyne's drumming -- which showed you didn't always have to be bottom-heavy to be effective -- were just as strong. Just thinking of the tunes makes me smile: the hyperactive "Shoot You Down," the high-strung-yet-dreamy "Palace Filled With Love," the underrated instrumental car-cruise quality "All Your Life With Me," which predated rolling boomboxes (and was not included on the original LP version of this collection), the soulful club hits "One Day" and "What Kind of Girl," the impassioned, bass-driven "Summer Love" -- and "Rainy Day," with its opening tribal chant and slamming, body contorting rhythm line. This is a group -- and a sound -- that never grew old for me. And I wish more music fiends could get their hands on this disc."

"As you know by now the 80's are returning(franz,killers),etc.The big shame is how overlooked apb were and still will be. I had the pleasure to hear about them through WLIR.One reason never to doubt their influence: they opened for James Brown!!! Need I say more!! This cd is worth $2,500!! or more! Tight, funky and super catchy; their songs stick in your head. 25 years later and I still love their unique sound.This is a cd you have to listen to when you feel down and out;it will put you in a good mood;ready to take on the world. Go ahead and pay the money;but you're not getting mine! A funk invective!"


photo with the funky legend James Brown

Read this review please!! :(

more reviews :

more info : the official page a nice blog about the New Wave era with lot of usefull info from the "lost bands"

REPOSTED for DT from Macau

Good news!
The 2 records that ive uploaded are not the same (not the vinyl ripped version)!!! The new ones are divided in numbers and NOT side A and B! So you can listen them separated!

DOUBLE - Double (1985)

DOUBLE - Dou3le (1987)

go for the details about these 2 album:



Anonymous Gary C. said...

Salty! I also used to live in CT, I lived in Greenwich and Stamford as well. And off course that I used to listen to 92.7 FM. Later WDRE.... I can't believe it!



PS. Great Band APB!

11:48 AM  
Blogger David Villagrán Ruz said...

Hi, your blog is great!,
I am from Chile, and i have a (not too big, but good) collection of records. I would like to offer my list, or cooperate with your page. Tell me if that is possible, and how.


6:25 PM  
Anonymous Gary C. said...

Salty, I am afraid it doesn't exist in the same way. However, it does exist since is still in many people's hearts and memories. And a good example of it is your great blog! Thanks again for your fantastic work friend!
Check this link and you can even see pictures of many bands that visited the 92.7WDRE -

At yours,


7:51 AM  
Blogger David Villagrán Ruz said...

I sended to you a mail with the list. Check it in few minutes. Here is 20:31 PM. Saludos!


PS: My mail is

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Kev M. said...

Salty, great blog, the APB stuff has made my day. I went to Aberdeen University in 1983 and remember seeing them at an all night party organized at the Bridge of Don residences they were fantastic, must search for the 7 and 12 inchs somewhere in the house all bought from their local indie record shop called One Up if I remember rightly

All the best from Bonnie Scotland

Kev M

PS just found the Altered Images still see Clare Grogan on TV from time to time I am still in love.But dont tell the wife.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Salty,

Just downloaded this after the Thompson twins stuff [minus into the gap :-(]

This is an AWSOME band. Thanks for sahring so much good stuff.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Szia Saltyka, excellent to find the APB songs on your blog. I used to listen to the Peel sessions to death after recoding them from the radio all those years ago and somewhere up in the attic at my parents house in Wales there are a few APB records waiting to hit the light of day.
Keep up the good work
Your site is.... nagyon jo !!
tiM from Ponty

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of reposting this. The files have gone from Rapidshare.

I remember this ban well a I too am for Aberdeen in the frozen north of Scotland.

My wife actually still sees George Cheyne to this day.

I had heard that they were reforming but that may have just been a rumour.

Nice to see that Aztec Camera are appreciated somewhere outside of my living room.
Good to see someone with a taste for the finer points of the Eighties.

How about some Icicle Works or Ian McNabb



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Blogger MOOKIE said...

Hey SALTYKA, I know this is an old post from 2006 but any chance you could re-post this album?

--Mookie @ The Post Punk Progressive Pop Party

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

APB was incredible, I first caught them on Music Choice and I knew then and there they were criminally underrated

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Blogger TG said...

I am with the others who would love a repost! Thanks!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


APB - Something To belive In

just a note because theres something trouble with the links as blogger left as they finishing.

All the links finishes with:



7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Icicle Works or Ian McNabb?
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of reposting CD 1 of APB? I can't find my copy of the album. Thanks.

8:17 PM  

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