Song: "Sorry Sir"
[ listen ]
The final record store I visited on my trip to Washington, DC last week was Som Records on 14th Street NW, a few blocks from all the others clustered together on 18th Street. Just like at Red Onion, I found lots of great stuff on my first visit to Som Records several years ago, and they had plenty of neat records for sale this time too. This 1983 dance-pop record by Snapshot, who're sorta like B-52s-meets-ABBA at the ESPRIT outlet store in Denmark, is just one of the interesting things I found. These gals evidently don't like playing with toy soldiers, and this particular copy of their "Souvenir" album once belonged to a Johnnie Akim-Willimas of Tåstrup, but that's all I was able to learn about this dynamic Danish duo from the LP sleeve, and I couldn't find much English-language info about them on the web either. If anyone can fill me in, it would be appreciated. I did, however, manage to dig up this wonderful Snapshot video from 1984:
Snapshot on YouTube:
[ "A la Carte" ]
[ the outside of Som Records — Washington, DC ]
[ the inside of Som Records — Washington, DC ]