Mad Oppy | Locked

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by Mad Oppy

New York City, 1984. This is rock/pop/new wave that crackles with the energy and vitality of a certain time and place. With songwriting influences ranging from Steely Dan to Laura Nyro, this is music of youthful loss, hope and resolve.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's Only a Matter of Time
2:30 $0.99
2. The Jazz
4:13 $0.99
3. Maybe It's Better
3:22 $0.99
4. Carnival at Fifteen
3:28 $0.99
5. Walking on the Street
3:27 $0.99
6. Locked
3:03 $0.99
7. She's a Singer
4:00 $0.99
8. Sweet Americans
3:11 $0.99
9. The Fire
2:31 $0.99
10. Blackout
4:05 $0.99
11. Why Can't I Let You Go? (Bonus Track)
3:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Mad Oppy was formed by Jeremy Beck in New York City and was active from ca. 1980-88. Although certain changes of personnel occurred during that time, the principal members were:

Jeremy Beck - vocals, bass, keyboards
Gregory Alper - tenor sax, keyboards
Yves Gerard - drums, percussion
Adam Morrison - piano, keyboards
Diane Quist - vocals
Drew Zingg - guitars

Mad Oppy recorded one album, "Locked," which was recorded and mixed at Secret Sound Studio, NYC, September-October, 1983. It features the principal members listed here and was originally released in 1984 on Global Communications Records (which no longer exists). The bonus track, "Why Can’t I Let You Go?" was recorded a few years later in a 16-track studio on Warren Street in Tribeca.

Mad Oppy sporadically performed in various Manhattan clubs during the 1980s, including appearances at The Bitter End, SNAFU, and Eric's. Disenchanted with the popular music industry, Jeremy later moved on to other projects and so ended the band's adventures.

By the way, shortly after Jeremy moved to New York City from Quincy, Illinois, he briefly worked for a family in The Dakota, a grand old Victorian apartment building at the corner of West 72nd Street and Central Park West. About to ascend alone in an elevator, Jeremy almost fainted when the only other passenger stepped in after him: John Lennon. Stunned at the surprising presence of one of his idols, Jeremy struggled to come up with something meaningful to say, but remained at a silent loss. Lennon quietly departed a few floors later, leaving Jeremy adrift in the clouds. The next month, Lennon was tragically murdered outside that very building. Jeremy wrote Track 9 ("The Fire") in response.



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