Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)

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Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)

Martha and the Muffins - Trance and Dance (1980)
DinDisc DID 5 (UK) Virgin (Can)
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Trance and Dance was Martha and the Muffins' second album, and like the previous Metro Music was produced by Mike Howlett. The album included "Motorbikin’", the band's cover of Chris Spedding's 1976 UK hit.

As with their debut, the band play wonderfully, and there are some wonderful songs on it, such as the highlight, "Symptomatic Love". Martha Johnson's vocals for this track are flawless, and the song features great lyrics that in their apparent simplicity say a great deal. "Suburban Dream", "Be Blasé", "Luna Park", and "Was Ezo" are other standout cuts that demonstrate the brilliance of this band.

This album was to be the last featuring the original lineup, as Martha Ladly would leave to pursue a solo career shortly after the release, and Carl Finkle simply quit the band.

01 Luna Park 3:11
02 Suburban Dream 3:27
03 Was Ezo 4:00
04 Teddy the Dink 3:27
05 Symptomatic Love 4:08
06 Primal Weekend 5:10
07 Halfway Through the Week 3:40
08 Am I On? 3:24
09 Motorbikin' 2:55
10 About Insomnia 3:10
11 Be Blasé 2:39
12 Trance and Dance 7:14

Martha Johnson - vocals, keyboards
Martha Ladly - vocals, keyboards, trombone, treble
Mark Gane - guitar, synthesizer
Carl Finkle - bass
Jocelyne Lanois - bass
Nick Kent - drums
Tim Gane - drums
Andy Haas - saxophone