Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Arthur's Dilemma

Another one of those New York bands that hid under some kind of rock that never got discovered. This one's a bit of a mystery. Not too much information on this band. I do believe they released another 7" prior to this one. Released on their own? Cuntagious records in 1979, it was never got issued with a picture sleeve. Could this be another one of those American bands with an English singer? Like The Tenant? Not too sure. If anyone has any info, please do chime in. Enjoy!





Up To You7"

Up To You
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Finnish label Alternative Action released an Arthur's Dilemma LP maybe 6 years ago. Not sure what material is on that. I spun a copy once but didn't dig it too much.

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Anonymous said...

http://www.myspace.com/arfasdilemma

still alive and kicking........

Kamagra said...

Yeahhh! I think the same because it's a complete mystery, because I had never heard about this band, it could be a gem for me.

Austin Cambridge said...

I sasw the band a couple of times including once opening for Chelsea at The Marquee in London. They had a good pop-rocking live sound. Gene October took a liking to Arthur's drummer and when said drummer wouldn't put the interest of the band first and refused to bed Gene, he got fired. Shortly after the guitarist absconded with the band's PA system and that was that.

Anonymous said...

I saw them at Max's in NYC. My GF and I tried to pick up the girl sax player ( Laura) for a threesome but we failed.

Anonymous said...

In fact it was an American band w/English singer. I know . I played drums. Kicked ass in fact. If Arthur was not such a twit, might have made some noise. Put heart and soul into it, OK! Although,I must say he was a good front man.

marianne rahn Rahn said...

i played keyboards and sax in the band in the late 70's, as did geoff lip danielik (guitar), and Joe Hogg, mostly at Max's and CBGB's. We rehearsed intensively, and it was one of the best bands I've ever played in. We were offered a contract with Sire Records, but Arthur, true to his art, refused to take out a few curse words, so they declined. It was great fun and a real workout on stage, and i used to go home with bloody knuckles. We did produce several 45's. use the following email address instead of the g-mail one: m.rahn@aol.com.

marianne rahn Rahn said...

Hi Joe Hogg - get in touch.