Friday, July 29, 2005

The Embarrassment

The Embarrassment were a Wichita, Kansas post-punk band in the late 1970's-early 1980's. According to, the band is known to fans as "the best band you never heard of." To wit, I'd never heard of them before Steve Malloy introduced me to a few of their songs several years ago. More recently, I downloaded their singles compilation Heyday 1979-1983 from and have been enjoying it a lot. compares their sound to The Feelies and Mission of Burma, which is fair, but I also hear a similarity to the Go Betweens. And you've just gotta love a band that writes a song called Elizabeth Montgomery's Face (star of Bewitched), who was certainly one of MY childhood crushes.


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