Recently, I was recounting the days of my late teens to a friend in New Zealand. That, of course, opened up a floodgate of memories from days when I didn’t have to worry about mortgage, insurance payments and the lot. So what does one do when they are feeling nostalgic in the 21st century?
So I Googled my favorite local band from those days – the Thin Lads! No hits for the Lads but found a mention of their former lead singer Barry Copeland in a July Virginian-Pilot article. So what is Barry doing now? Apparently he has changed his name to Barry Bliss and is recording on Antifolk in New York. I am providing a couple of links to websites and an mp3 of his solo work. His voice seems different (different sound of music all together) but still great—I just wish I could provide an mp3 of Thin Lads (and maybe I will one day as I have their demo tape among a plethora of other late 1980s/early 1990s local Norfolk bands).
I now have Barry's c.d. and you should have it too.
Barry Bliss - A Bullett in the Dark :: mp3 :: Barry Bliss on Antifolk
**2011 Edit: There is a Thin Lads entry (no. 44) on the Hardcore Norfolk site which leads me to believe that there will be some Lads discussion in the film to open in 2011. See the trailer here.