Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Targets - Unity Beat


In 1983 the Southern California band The Targets released this EP. The record and sleeve says very little about this band and, therefore, I know very little about them. This release was on a label called American Standard Records based in Torrance California - I can't find any info on them either.
The Targets sound is a little bit reminiscent of The English Beat with a bit of The Donkey Show and even a slight bit of Blondie. Not strictly ska but they fit perfectly in the 2 Tone era.

1 Don't Stop Now
2 The Perfect Guy
3 Searching for a Scene
4 Sax Man
5 Two Tone Mover
6 Unity Beat



paulvcarnall said...

many thanks!!!

Mike said...


Anonymous said...

Amazing record! Thanks for that. They should have been huge!

Billy said...

Wow...they really were like a female-fronted English Beat!

Great blog!

Pete said...

Some info on the band here: http://www.mistersuave.com/2007/10/mod-sound-targets-searching-for-scene.html
Great blog!

Ron said...

Any chance to re-up this one ?

Thanks !!

Russ said...

A most excellent band from the 80's. My older brother has the vinyl but it is heavily worn from being played A LOT. We lived in the OC but he did get to see them in LA.

Some great quality fun music!

Anonymous said...

Saw them open for the Three O'Clock a couple times. I lived in Glendora which is pretty close to Claremont, where they were based. Nikki was cute and friendly to us high school groupies.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to them? They were pretty good!