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Friday lost and found: The Motels 'Take the L'



In 1982, The Motels finally scored a hit with the classic Only The Lonely that still gets a lot of airplay. However, most other Motel songs rarely get played today including the follow-up single to Only The Lonely entitled Take The L.

Take the L stalled at No. 52 on the singles chart in the U.S., but was a Top 40 hit in many other countries including Australia and Canada. The stylish comic book video starts off with the Martha Davis in the same makeup look that appears on the album cover of All Four On and is also one of the rare videos that show off the other members of The Motels.

After many solo music endeavors including a children’s album, Martha and the original Motels are reunited and will embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in the fall.

[Last modified: Friday, August 30, 2013 9:06am]


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