Wednesday 17 August 2011
Comin' Home Baby
When you think of girl groups, the eighties isn't the decade that would spring up in most people's minds but one of my favourites were active during the second half of that decade.
The Delmonas started off as the Milkboilers backing singers for Billy Childish's band the Milkshakes. The girls released a couple of ep's of mainly cover versions at the tail end of 1984 and their debut lp, Dangerous Charms in 1985 which is well worth getting your hands on if possible, it also contains all of the tracks on the eps. A further 3 albums followed but nothing since 1989.
The track posted is the lead track from the first ep, a cracking cover version of a track which was first a hit for Mel Torme way back in 1962.
Apparently a Delmona is a decorative handbag favoured by the women of the Klaipeda region of Lithuania.
The Delmonas - I'm Comin' Home Baby