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Are you so out of touch with the '80s that you've forgotten Lizzie Borden & the Axes?



"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one."

Some Halloween costumes ideas never fade away and go out of touch and I'm sure at some Halloween party or haunted house this month, some girl will be dressed as Lizzy Borden making today a great time to remember the little known Lizzie Borden & the Axes and their single Out Of Touch.

Not to be confused with the '80s heavy metal band Lizzy Borden, the all-girls band Lizzie Borden & the Axes were making '80s-Boston teens like Stuck in the '80s fanboy Sweet Lou Grilli very happy when they watched local music videos on channel V66 - a new Boston UHF station that provided videos for viewers who didn't have their MTV.  In an example of questionable parenting, Lizzie Borden was indeed born with the name Lizzie Borden, the same name of the presumed guilty axe murderer who was found not guilty by a jury in the brutal axe slayings of Lizzie's father and stepmother in 1892  (Actually, the parents received only 11 to 19 whacks, instead of the 40 plus mentioned in the folklore song).

The video for the local hit Out Of Touch is great fare with the perky hair styles, low budget effects and a song that is undeniable catchy. The Axes only released one major label album before breaking apart at the end of the decade. The TV station V66 lasted only 18 months from 1985 to 1986 before selling out to the Home Shopping Network, current employer to a rapscallion game show host named Sean Daly. 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:28am]


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