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#326 – Martha Davis of the Motels – The Last Few Beautiful Days

The Motels had several big hits in the early Eighties, including “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.”  At a time when new albums are kind of an afterthought, The Motels have just issued one of the strongest albums of their entire career called The Last Few Beautiful Days.

Vocalist Martha Davis is reunited with Marty Jourard who provided signature saxophone and keyboards on many of their albums. This new record somehow manages to be both modern and a reflection of everything that the band has done before.

We chat with Davis about what led to this new project, and how using vintage keyboards on the new record helped give it a timeless quality .  Plus, she gives us the stories behind their biggest hits.