Sunday, December 11, 2011

I Was A College Radio DJ In The 80's: Rage to Live - Enough Is Never Enough

Yet another band from Hoboken, the New Jersey city that gave us The Bongos, The dBs, The Feelies and Frank Sinatra, Rage to Live dropped its first album in 1986 ( well before anyone in the music biz used that annoying phrase "dropped"). The band was made up of  ex-Necessaries guitarist Ed Tomney and ex-Individuals member Glenn Morrow.  They played well crafted edgy power pop."Enough is Never Enough" even made MTV's 120 Minutes playlist.

 Their debut was the first album released on Morrow's Bar/None label. When the second album did nothing to lift the band's fortunes, Glenn became full time owner of Bar/None and signed a few artists you've heard of: 10,000 Maniacs, Alex Chilton, The Feelies, Freedy Johnston, Yo La Tengo and They Might Be Giants among many others.

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