Though two members of the
Elevators lived in Boston, the band was based mostly in the Pioneer Valley's
The band was most often
likened to the Cars, and this comparison was apt in several ways. Both units
had a prominent keyboard sound, both featured a rock-solid lead guitar, and
the lyrics of each group could be characterized as quirky. Perhaps most
importantly, both the Cars and the Elevators released exceptional first
The album opens and closes
with great Tommy Myers songs, "Frontline" and "On the Wire," respectively.
Girlfriend's Girlfriend was released as a single. Some ELO (due to vocal
20/20 reminiscences (maybe Earle Mankey production) can be heard on some
The LP was produced by Earle
Mankey (ex-Sparks) who was the producer of many powerpop bands of the
time (such as The Pop and 20/20).
The album has never been re-issued to this day on CD.
I did a transfer from my LP to cd-r in 2003 (with SoundForge 6.0), and i revamped the original
sleeve in order to get the pictures you can see.