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Motels, The

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The Motels: Booked Solid

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 29 April 1979

MOST LOCAL BANDS have drawn inspiration from the classic rock bands of the '60s – notably the Rolling Stones and the Who. The chief exception ...

The Motels: Growing Up In Motels

Interview by Steven X Rea, Trouser Press, July 1980

"THERE'S SOMEONE on the Ameche for you, Mom," chimes in Maria Davis, 13-year-old daughter of Motels lead singer/songwriter/sometime rhythm guitarist Martha Davis, 29. Ameche? "The ...

The Motels: Careful (Capitol) ***

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 5 July 1980

IF YOU'RE a Motels fan don't get mad at me, just take it as an indication of the way interest has rapidly curved away from ...

The Motels: Martha Davis Feeds Her Family

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1980

LEONARD COHEN'S Death Of A Ladies' Man LP, his first and only collaborative effort with Phil Spector, was never really given its due as one ...

The Motels

Profile by Laura Fissinger, Musician, January 1981

"ONE OF MY big dreams is to write music that communicates moods so concisely that each song would be like a movie — you could ...

The Motels: Checking In With The Motels

Interview by Mark Leviton, Music Exchange, April 1982

SHE'S HAD LOVE affairs and bands break up around her, and she has steered a course to a successful career by combining the tough pragmatism ...

The Motels

Profile and Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, July 1982


The Motels: Hell In A Handbag

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 28 August 1982

STUCK IN a jam on the Hollywood Freeway, staring for five miles at a yellow Smiley bumper sticker telling me to have a nice day, ...

Take The El Out Of MOTELS And It's Motes

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, February 1983

IN A SMOKE-FILLED cell up in Capitol Towers, that awesome Hollywood edifice modeled on an Ajax can, Martha Davis and Marty Jourard sit blinking under ...

Not Long Ago, But Far, Far Away: They Were There When L.A.'s Vital Club Scene Was Reborn

Retrospective and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 1990

IT WAS 1976 and they were five newcomers in three bands. Together, they helped stage 'Radio Free Hollywood' and opened the door for hundreds of ...

The Dual Life Of Martha Davis

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 18 November 1993

TAKE MARTHA DAVIS, the sultry, dark-eyed leader and lead singer of the Motels. Last year, her band's third album, All Four One, went Top 20 ...


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