The Motels was the first vinyl record I owned. I loved her powder-white face and pink lipstick. It was the 80s all fucking over. My Aunt, who was 8 years younger than my Mum gave me this record, along with Prince’s Elephants and Flowers. The musical connections are making sense now, rather than the first tape I owned. I’d like to say it was NKOTB but it wasn’t. It was Colour Me Bad. And I made Mum buy it for me in a supermarket. True story, bro.
Here Be: The Motels – Only the Lonely