The Stompers

One Heart for Sale

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When Boardwalk Records folded amidst Neil Bogart's heavy drug use and spending habits many of the bands were left without a label (and no product on the market). The Stompers were one of the lucky bands, since Boardwalk's parent company, Polygram, decided that there was still life in the band and decided to release a new album. Well, kind of new, actually. One Heart for Sale, the Stompers' sophomore release, is actually the band's debut album in new clothes. Gone are "Your Sweet Love" and "I Can't Sleep at Night" (and the unlisted reprise of "Coast to Coast"), replaced by "One Heart for Sale" (a fantastic pop song) and "Who Knows How to Make Love Stay." There's a new cover, a new drummer (Lenny Shea is listed, although Mark Cuccinello plays on all the original album's tracks) and a new member (pianist Jeremy Brown), but everything else is the same, right down to the mixes. Still, it's as great as the original version, so you can't beat that.

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