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Mood Swing


Download links and information about Mood Swing by The Nails. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:18 minutes.

Artist: The Nails
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:18
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No. Title Length
1. Every Time I Touch You 3:53
2. Dark Brown 5:21
3. 88 Lines About 44 Women 4:56
4. Home of the Brave 5:06
5. Let It All Hang Out 3:03
6. Mood Swing 2:52
7. Phantom Heart 4:26
8. Juanita Juanita 3:16
9. She Is Everything to Me 3:11
10. White Wall 5:12
11. 88 Lines About 44 Women (Remix) 5:31
12. Let It All Hang Out (Remix) 6:31



While this album will always be remembered for its one novelty hit, Mood Swing is a remarkably consistent and confident debut. The band sounds a bit like a cross between the Damned and Jim Carroll in their best moments, with all that implies — powerful musicianship, dark and occasionally shocking lyrics leavened with a sense of humor, and a powerful frontman. Marc Campbell is certainly that, his huge baritone voice going from a tense whisper to a tuneful bellow and sounding great all the way through. There is a touch of Wall of Voodoo's Stan Ridgway in his occasional ironic phrasings, including the gleeful "Let It All Hang Out" and "88 Lines About 44 Women." The latter is, of course, the song that brought the Nails their moment of fame and airplay, but it is by no means typical of the rest of this album, or anything else the band ever did. A better example would be "Every Time I Touch You," a riveting song about being lost in a mix of love an lust, or "Home of the Brave," a surreal paean on the hectic madness of city living. The Nails were an uncommonly sophisticated rock band with a rollicking brass backup and an extraordinarily talented singer and lyricist, and on this album they got everything right.