From the "Unbelievably Incredibly Rare, But Absolutely Must Have In Your Collection" pile comes this amazing, super-limited record from 1985. Never commercially released, it was estimated to have around 50 copies made and then given out to friends and family only.
Buy you say, "Who the heck are the Coupe De Villes? I've never heard of them?" You aren't alone...
The Coupe De Villes were a project/party band with an incredible lineup: legendary horror director John Carpenter on synth, Nick Castle (famous actor who played "The Shape" in the original Halloween), on vocals, and Tommy Lee Wallace (director of Halloween III: Season of the Witch, voice on the infamous "Silver Shamrock" commercial AND creator of the original Michael Myers mask) on guitar. And all of this greatness was produced by horror synth master, Alan Howarth.
While this obscure record was only put out in small numbers for friends, the Coup De Villes are well-known for their title track (and amazing video) to Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China.
The songs on Waiting Out The Eighties haven't aged well, but they are a perfect slice of mid-80s synth-pop history. And with questionable song titles including "Manhole," "Hard On Me," and "On My Knees Again," you really can't go wrong. This one is a must-have for hardcore Carpenter fans only, but be prepared to shell out some cash for it. It's very rare and when it does come up, it fetches a premium.
Luckily, you can hear all the tracks over at TGRT91's YouTube channel. And if you REALLY like what you hear, you can go check out the A Viable Commercial blog to grab the tracks. And if you REALLY REALLY need an actual copy of this record, I can only say, "Get in line..."