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The Stand: 1st Set

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These are the 1980s demos of the LA based power pop band that lead to their major label debut "Heartbreak Town". The 12-track set hasn't ever been released previously and is now available digitally after 30 years in the vaults.


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The Stand was a modern Power Pop guitar band with a sound which displays their penchant for the catchy melodies of Raspberries and Sweet -era music, yet adds the pop aggression of bands such as Sugar and The Grays. Big guitars, big hooks and big grooves abound in this music, with the urban poetry of Tony Valenziano causing the listener to become involved with the characters within the songs. The four members of The Stand have been poppin' the L.A. club scene since the new resurgence of power pop in the late 1980s and had lead the way in helping expose this hook-laden music again.