19 Aug 2008

The Clocks

“The Clocks struck first in late 1979 following the breakup of three bands that were part of Cleveland's 'second wave' of underground rockers. Ex-members of the Pagans, Chronics, and Bernie & the Invisibles got together in an attic studio in Ohio City to record what was to be a one off single. The A-side, inspired by sci-fi author Harlan Ellison, was entitled 'Ticktockman' hence the band's name. A chemistry developed between the participants, after all, they shared a mutual fondness for chemicals, and a working band was soon formed. Soundwise, they blended several vintage musical forms that had been currently revived via the new wave.” ClePunk

The Clocks promo shot

“Some Pagans members formed the Clocks, more art wave oriented. This romantic track is from their only single, from 1980. They also appear on the Cleveland Confidential 7".” The Ripper

The Clocks – Confidentially Renee

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