From the Stacks

From The Stacks: The Members, ‘Radio’

“What’s the Members most popular song” could be a geography question.

If the answer is “Sounds of the Suburbs,” chances are the Members fan is a Brit. If he or she says “Working Girl,” you’ve got an American fan on your hands. But if the answer is “Radio” you’re probably dealing with an Aussie, where this 1982 track broke the top 5:

The Members are still out there, though front man Nicky Tesco has retired and guitarist Nigel Bennett plays now with the Vibrators. Bassist Chris Payne and drummer Nick Cash hold down the bottom end these days, while singer/songwriter/guitarist J.C. Carroll fronts the band. Check out their website for tour dates, music, and merchandise.

An American 12″ pressing of “Radio” will only run you a dollar or two, which makes it a great place to start your Members collection. Happy hunting.

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