Thursday, April 9, 2015

Exxess - No Heaven's Tears (1984)

Oh, what, so you thought I was retired? Ok, in fairness, I've been horrible. Absent. Asleep at the wheel, even. I do apologize. There are still nuggets to be had, and I will keep trying to get them posted here for your listening pleasure!

At long last, we have a true gem of a cassette published in the endlessly generous country of Italy, in 1984. I mean, it's Italian so I don't need to say much more -- you already know it's going to be good. But lend me your ear (eyes) for just a moment.

Exxess were a 4-piece band from Osimo/Ancona, centered around Joe D'Elirio, a man you will learn and hear more about if all goes well with my plans for this blog. These songs, for me, fit right in with other Italian wave favorites like Chromagain, Intelligence Dept, etc. For now, we're just scratching the surface of the criminally under-rated and somehow still unknown works and aliases of JDE.

Big thanks to my friends Gianlorenzo and Andrea over in Italy for bringing these tunes to my attention. Hopefully much more to come! Enjoy!

Track List:

01. Walkin' Down The Subway
02. Deep Water
03. Marilin's Pills
04. No Heaven's Tears
05. Ghiaccio
06. Mad Haus (Live)


Bonus links:

The previous post 391 Marche contains two JDE related items (Modi and Marilin's Pills)

You can like and follow these Facebook pages for tons of info, music, and images from the Italian wave underground:
391 Marche / 391 Piemonte / 391 Toscana


Maxine said...


Maxine said...


Server down :-I

Vanilla Face said...

Sorry about that, link should be fixed now!

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm JDE and I wanna say Thank U for the nice words!

Vanilla Face said...

Cheers! Thank you for the great music!

Davideomusic73 said...

thank you very much and happy back

Maxine said...

A Big Thank you for this music!!:-)

Silvano Staffolani said...

I don't know how to say thank you. I live in the same town of them and absolutely YES! JDE is a music treasure.

Anonymous said...

welcome back man, world is a better place now.

Rez said...

This is GORGEOUS. Thank you.

Unknown said...

!!!!finally out on vinyl for the first time !!!!

Anonymous said...

I bought the was good.. but wish more songs could have been included on it.