News At Ten:The Vapors
Artist: The Vapors
Appears On (Mixes): Jeff Bridges... I Don't Need No Jeff Bridges To Put Music To My Poem!
Song Notes: The Vapors are probably best known for their song "Turning Japanese", but this is another one of their singles, which did decently in the charts, at least in the UK. It came from their first album, New Clear Days; they only recorded one other album, Magnets (featuring cover art by Martin Hanford, who later did the Where's Waldo books) before breaking up after their label rejected the songs they'd recorded for their never-finished third album. There are, surprisingly, loads of Vapors CDs available; most of them are New Clear Days plus some variety of bonus tracks under various other titles; however, both New Clear Days and Magnets are available in their entirety on CD, both on one disc (called Vaporized, using the US lineup of New Clear Days) and individually (using the UK lineup of New Clear Days; Magnets is the same, both in UK and US versions). - Rev. Syung Myung Me