Get Off The Phone (unreleased 1981 version) (3:20)
Review: You'd be forgiven for not knowing Epicentre's "Get Off The Phone". Until 2014, when it appeared on a Light In The Attic compilation, this near perfect slice of jazz-funk/proto-boogie goodness had only even been available on an obscure 1978 collection celebrating local bands put together by a Seattle radio station. It's well worth a single release, not least to get a decent quality pressing suitable for club plays. The unknown band's original version - which features a suitably dewy-eyed vocal from Bernadette Bascom, eyes-closed electric guitar solos and warm period instrumentation - is this time accompanied by a previously 1980 re-make that's arguably even better thanks to the presence of spacey synthesizers and elastic slap bass.