Shame that the db's were on the QT in the '80s and beyond
I cannot tell a lie. The db's produced some of the best jangle pop in the '80s - no disrespect to R.E.M. Hopefully, the db's feel the same way and don't feel they are Living A Lie.
We have covered the db's on Lost and Found before with their oh so sweet power pop classic Big Brown Eyes off their debut album. Today, we move on to their sophomore album, Repercussion, and the horn infused Living A Lie that was produced by Scott Litt, who would later go on to become the famous producer of R.E.M.'s biggest hits.
The little known Living A Lie was a non-charting song off Repercussion and the video is a nice but little viewed effort that alternates between steamy bed scenes and the band goofing it up in front of a green screen. The premise of the video is that we all wear masks and our outwardly actions do not always echo our thoughts. There are some interesting masks poured and destroyed in the video for the band whose band name stands for decibels.
The band broke up in 1988 as songwriters Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey attempted solo careers. After a brief reunion album in 2012, the db's split up again.