> the 77’s – seventy sevens and “i can’t get over it”

With the upcoming remastered The Joshua Tree from U2, it brings to mind another great band, that by a twist of fate you probably have never heard of.

You see the 77’s, a then obscure band, was set to release there debut on Island records. They already had a 4 star review from Rolling Stone, a great album and a “legendary live show, but the problem was they were to release the same day as labelmates U2’s the Joshua Tree. The label could barely handle the runaway success of the Joshua Tree, so the The 77’s had little marketing push. Oh what might have been…

I first got the album on vinyl and Island never issued it on CD. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that Via Records released a limited run box set of the 77’s first 3 albums.

It’s too bad that 20 years later we aren’t waiting for the 20th anniversary remastered version of the Seventy Sevens…..
This is one of my favorites from the album.

Listen to “I can’t get over it”