Melbourne crate-digger Hysteric has done more than anyone else to re-introduce the world to short-lived Italian pop combo Plustwo. Last year, he reissued the Italo-disco era four-piece's debut single, Melody. Now, he's decided to license and reissue the band's other single, a 1984 double A-side that's long been sought after by collectors. "Mad Radio" more than lives up to its name, with the band adding bizarre, off-kilter vocals to a poodle perm-sporting backing track that bristles with overblown guitars, spacey synths and rock opera intent. "New Sensation", which is driven forward by a rubbery disco-funk bassline, is similarly grandiose, with twinkling pianos and AOR style vocals coming together to create a quirky late night gem.
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