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Monday 24 November 2014

Albums I Haven't Listened to in Over 30 years -Olé

According to their website For a few years in the late 70s and early 80s, Sad Café may just have been the best live band on the planet
The more objective among us would probably describe them as more like a Mancunain Hall and Oates

Olé was an album from 1981  towards the later part of their brief flirtation with fame which reached the dizzy heights of number 72 in the UK album charts.

However, I suspect that many of you will recognise the two featured tracks suggesting that not unlike Crowded House and The Beautiful South you probably know more Sad Café songs than you think which is not necessarily a good thing.

Their lead singer was one Paul Young - no not that one - but even worse - this one went on to perform with Mike and the Mechanics.

They limped along to 1990 then disbanded before  somewhat sadly and predictably reforming in 1998, 2000 and then in 2012 presumably chasing the somewhat lucrative retro market.

It is amazing how quickly those "musical differences" can be put to one side when there is money at stake.

Sad Cafe - Love's Enough 

Sad Cafe -Follow You Anywhere


  1. Sad Cafe. and I thought I had some pretty poor records.

  2. You are of course both right but I will have you know that For a few years in the late 70s and early 80s, Sad Café may just have been the best live band on the planet -allegedly

  3. CC was right. They did some good shows these days. They were much better than the rest of the boring old school rockers but not tough enough for the new music.