Guilty Pleasures the 80’s Volume 1

Guilty Pleasures the 80's Volume 1

Release date: 16 October 2012

Release notes


Following up on their widely successful Guilty Pleasures (20 covers from the 70’s), Lazlo Bane has shaved their beards and traded in their denim for spandex and hair gel on this wide mix of 80’s delights. Volume 2 soon to follow. Enjoy!

Album Notes

With the success of Guilty Pleasures (the 70’s), and continued requests for more covers, Lazlo Bane decided to tackle the triumph and glory of 1980’s. Not their first foray in to the decade of debauchery, a splendid cover of Men at Work’s “Overkill” featuring Colin Hay was on their 1997 debut CD, 11 Transistor. The tracks “Take On Me” and “Hold Me Now” have already been featured in ABC’s Private Practice (scored by band members, Fischer/Bright). They are still compiling the list for Volume 2 so leave your requests in the comments section below.


Why why why?!

For crying out loud, why did we do another covers album?! Are we really all out of original ideas? Are we gearing up for next spring’s wedding season? Are we still allowed to review our own albums? (well, then 5 stars it is) Over the last couple of years, people have been asking us to cover more songs for film, tv and yes, even weddings. Many just happened to be from the 80’s. Are we finished with being the worlds greatest cover band? Can we finally get back to the business of writing new songs? Just as soon as we finish Guilty Pleasures of the 60’s, 50’s, 40’s, and yes, 90’s. That’s when we start covering ourselves and messing with the space-time continuum. -Lazlo Bane


No. Title Writer(s) Original Artist Length
1. “Space Age Love Song” Mike Score, Paul Reynolds, Frank Maudsley and Ali Score A Flock of Seagulls 4:14
2. “Hold Me Now” Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway Thompson Twins 4:53
3. “Take on Me” Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harketand Pål Waaktaar A-ha 4:46
4. “Don’t Change” Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence and Kirk Pengilly INXS 4:18
5. “Sherlock Holmes” Ron Mael and Russell Mael Sparks 3:39
6. “Electric Avenue” Eddy Grant Eddy Grant 3:28
7. “I Don’t Mind At All” Brent Bourgeois and Lyle Workman Bourgeois Tagg 2:36


The EP was released as a digital download.