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Stateless (...Plus)

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Lucky Number
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Sleeping Beauty
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Home
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Too Tender (to Touch)
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Say When
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Tonight
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Writing on the Wall
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Telepathy
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Momentary Breakdown
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One In a Million
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I Think We're Alone Now
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Be Stiff
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One Lonely Heart
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Big Bird
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I Think We're Alone Now (Japanese Version)
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Lucky Number (Slavic Dance Version)
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 52:27

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01.12.07
Lene Lovich, Stateless (...Plus)
2007 | Label: Oval Music / The Orchard

Forget her weirdo-Bowie-girl onstage affect: Lene Lovich's voice would have put Stateless, the singer's 1979 debut, in the new-wave clouds by itself. Sometimes, as on "Tonight," she put her lyrics over like a Patti Smith who'd studied German theater; sometimes, as on "Too Tender (to Touch)," she came across as the Patti Smith who'd collaborated with Bruce Springsteen. But mostly, Lovich had a squawk that was as deliberately deployed as that of the… read more »

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GREATEST!

InstantNEVER

I listened to this for years -- through college in Laramie Wyoming and into "real life" in San Francisco. Lene Lovitch has an amazing voice and her songs are uniquely hers. I always wonder what she's up to now. I hope she's still singing.

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I say when!

evilDoug

Ah the bad old days. This was one of the great unsung albums of the new wave era. If your a fan of new wave, or the new wave inflected rock of today. You should pick this up. Lene Lovich is one of the great weird vocalists of our time.

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Brings back memories!

PZJWVV

My college roomate bought this in '79 and between this and the B-52's it quickly became a dorm room party staple. Catchy tunes, quirky vocals, 100% fun.

They Say All Music Guide

One of Stiff Records’ most stable staples, the truly alternative Lene Lovich laid much of the groundwork for an entire generation of singers left to pick up the pieces in the wasteland of the post-punk era. Her stunning debut, 1979′s Stateless, was so unique, so vibrant, and her vocal stylings so unusual that the LP not only put her right at the front of the pack of nascent new wavers, it also sounded a commercial death knell of sorts, relegating her to the realms of novelty acts — at least as far as the mainstream was concerned. But that’s not to say that the mainstream wasn’t keeping an ear cocked. Re-recorded from the demo that landed her a deal in the first place, a unique rendering of the bubblegum puff piece “I Think We’re Alone Now” provided such propulsion that its B-side, the now-classic “Lucky Number,” was itself then re-recorded, to land Lovich a Number Three U.K. hit in early 1979. Elsewhere, the darkly sinister “Home” played off the rumors concerning Lovich’s exotic Eastern European background (she was actually from Detroit, but she could fake a great accent). The piano-led Patti Smith-y “Too Tender (Too Touch)” allowed Lovich to explore a quieter corner, as did a sexy, sensuous rehash of fellow Stiff-er Nick Lowe’s “Tonight.” The rambunctious squeak of “Say When,” on the other hand, not only tempered that mood but also scored Lovich another hit. While Stateless is certainly very much of its era, and well-placed in its time, inspired and adventurous songwriting coupled with a truly pioneering intent ensure that this LP will always remain the lit roadside marker that whispered “this way” to the hundreds of bands who followed. – Amy Hanson

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