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This CD is a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece from the Motels. One of the richest voices from the 80’s thrives today! The remake of "Only the Lonely" has a magical captivating effect. I am ecstatic a new CD is on the way.

The Timeless Martha Davis

Wonderful over 20 years later she sounds great, and how wonderful for us that they are as talented as ever. All the songs are hits, and all redone wonderfully. Any fan of them will like this album, and did I actually read that there is a new album in the works? AWESOME!

Toned down remixes don't cut it

I made the mistake of buying this CD when I went to see the Motels earlier this year. I expected to find upbeat remixes of the same songs I had grown to love back in the '80s. However, when I played this I was extremely disappointed with it. It certainly may be "clean modern and reasonable" for some, but for those of us who are looking for a more upbeat different spin on an old classic, forget it!


Formed: 1973 in Berkeley, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Led by the charismatic Martha Davis, the Motels were one of the most successful and acclaimed bands to emerge from the fertile Los Angeles new wave scene, reaching the Top Ten in 1982 with their biggest hit, "Only the Lonely." Davis formed the group in 1972 while living in Berkeley, California, recruiting guitarist Dean Chamberlain and bassist Richard d'Andrea; originally dubbed the Warfield Foxes, they became the Motels upon relocating to L.A., but despite interest from a number of record labels,...
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