Monday, January 03, 2005

Polyrock! Polyrock! Give us Polyrock!

Late last year E.J. at Scenestars posted twice about Polyrock as a call for release of this incredible, influential band on CD. I am adding another voice to that plea. If you took one of Polyrock's records today, released it under another name and didn't tell anybody the music was almost 25 years old, you'd think it was a new band. That's how far ahead of time the band's music was. "Love Song" is from their second album "Changing Hearts"(RCA/Victor) which once again was produced by Philip Glass who contributes additional keyboards.

Find Scenestar's posts about Polyrock here and here.

Go to the download page to get Polyrock -"Love Song"


Blogger heath said...

yay more polyrock!

6:19 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

This just keeps getting more and more bizarre. I think the title of your blog so accurately asseses what Polyrock is and how, thru time and circumstance, the world stops listening. I still have to wonder what it was that made it all come crashing down; here it is 21 years since their breakup and we are suddenly talking about them all over again. It seems that there were lots of people out there who loved them, that I wasn't alone. If nothing else, here's to all of the people who are willing to embrace those dusty old records that someone decided weren't any good anymore and allowing them to take on new life. You're the people that make music so very special to me. Great choice.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Frank Realitos said...

Have you ever posted about Raymonde? Or Comsat Angels?

8:48 PM  
Blogger Fire of lovE said...

Love it !!!

3:38 AM  
Blogger nerdbug said...

wow - this totally rocks!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought i was the only person on the planet who even heard of polyrock this great album isnt out on cd? well keep hope alive metro (remember them?) is on cd so maybe some day... magnus

8:58 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

awesome find, glad to hear more about and from these guys.

i also appreciate you putting my blog on your blog roll (jersey shore). i'll gladly return the favor. good luck, keep posting the great stuff!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW. I had Changing Hearts on vinyl back in the 80s. Had forgotten about this group. Some really great music. Didn't know anyone else knew Polyrock.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I got the capability to put vinyl to digital files, Polyrock was the first thing to get ripped. I consider myself lucky to have seen them live. Now they live on my iPod! I can listen anytime I want. But a fresh CD direct from masters would be sublime.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Polyrock in 1983 in Boston after having been a fan for a couple of years. Like their first (best) and second (good also). Still have those LPs and also something called "Polyrock Radio Special" on 12-inch vinyl. I even had a couple of posters on the wall of my room (college) back in those days. The drummer looked like my roommate, something my girlfriend at the time kept telling me. I saw them perform with her. I hope the CDs come out soon, but even CDDB dot com has no entries for this band.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to be left out of the party! I remember coming home for the weekend from college circa November 1980. There was a late-night video show that I caught I saw the video for "Romantic Me" (I never did see that video again, either). I was hooked on the song and went to the record store the next day and bought the first album. I like both of the albums; "In Full Circle" is one of my all-time top five songs. With all the garbage that gets reissued, why can't something truly worthy like Polyrock see the light of day?

4:31 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

I have all three of their vinyls ripped to MP3 and now on my ipod. I went on a long bike ride yesterday through the wetlands of west Eugene. Let's just say the ride was too short. Hey, somebody should do a mash-up of PolyRock and Sigur Ros.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Polyrock twice in NYC back when that first EP came out. Even back then, I thought they were brilliant. I still have the EP (I think). I'm surprised they didn't 'break out'.

But, I'm really glad I saw them.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also a longtime Polyrock fan. The LPs have been sitting in my basement, ignored for many years.

My acquisition of an iPod caused me to rip or otherwise seek out a lot of music that I had on vinyl only.

Thanks to the iPod, I now listen to Polyrock regularly.

I'd buy the CDs in a minute if they were reissued.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Polyrock open for The Philip Glass Ensemble in NYC back in the early eighties. I was just there to see Glass and couldn't care about the opening band. Niether could most of the people there. By the end of their set everyone was on their feet including me. Truly amazing. I've always loved this band.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to find this blog - I had one of those weird moments where, after not thinking about it for literally 20 years, the song "Romantic Me" suddenly came into my head and I said to myself "Man! Why don't I track this down!!" Of course like many of the best things it's not quite as easy as downloading it from the iTunes music store or whatever. Like the rest of the commenters I'd go to great lengths to get a good digital version of their stuff... Unfortunately I don't have *anything* even on vinyl and so for me the songs only exist in my memory... It still amazes me that you can remember something so clearly out of the blue after so much time. Shows what an incredibly powerful thing good music is...

Other ongoing searches I've had have been for "It was Dry" by the Rhode Island Band Scarce (found it on and the Canadian Band "FM" - I'd love to get "City of Fear" just for the nostalgia of it but this is another 70s/80s phenom that just never made it past vinyl/cassette.

Actually my luck with Scarce made me think - actually does have one hit for No Love Lost by Polyrock (on the Roir label). However it is cassette and not in stock anyway.

Well anyhow it was cool to find some other denizens of the internet who also loved this stuff.



10:17 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

If anyone knows Tommy Robertson tell him to contact me at'm and old friend from 437 east 80th street .... Danny

8:54 PM  
Blogger BC said...

love that band, too. Great blog. You're jogging a lot of memories for me.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Lisa v67 said...

I remember i had thé Polyrock album & someone had written all over thé dust jacket WARNING; THIS is thé worst album êver , listen at your own risk! Free vinyl frisbee.this record sucks!!! On & on I actually saw thèm FOR THE FIRST TIME in 1980 on Vidéo Night Flight/Don Kirschner's Rock Concert at 2:00 a.m. on PBS, KQED Channel 9 out oF San Francisco. It wasa vidéo of
Romantic Me with nudepeople creeping around à White barnhouse. I waS 13yearsOld t'en. I thought "oui,oui, c'est le genius!!!" I lovedMy album. I Nevers thought i wouldEver enjoi hearing thème in moi vivre. Perdon moi le téléphone es defaulted du Francois. Je suis POLYROCK!!

11:25 PM  

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