THE CHURCH - 'Tear It All Away' (Carrere CAL 130) 1981
Aussie band The Church became an obsession of mine in the early 80s mainly because they had a glorious 12 string Rickenbacker jangle and wore paisley shirts.
Steve Kilbey also wrote some amazing songs and none were better than 'Tear It All Away' which was part of their debut LP, simply called The Church (in England) or 'Of Skins And Heart' (in Australia).
Listen to the sparkling Marty Willson-Piper jangle nirvana and Peter Koppes' faultless lead guitar solo that elevates this song way up among the best post punk songs of the 80s.
The Church were simply ahead of their time.
I found the promo video for 'Tear It All Away' on YouTube. Considering the year is 1981 it's not a bad attempt. I don't suppose they had much of a budget to spend either.