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Playlist of The Motels

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    The Motels - Only The Lonely

    3:14

    Official video of The Motels performing Only The Lonely from the album All Four One.
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    The Motels - Remember The Nights

    3:09

    The Motels are a New Wave music band from the Los Angeles area best known for Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer, each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982 and 1983, respectively. Their song Total Control reached #4 on the Australian charts in 1980. Martha Davis (born January 19, 1951), the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998; as of 2010 she continues to appear under that name with various line-ups of musicians

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    The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer

    4:00

    Some more 80's cheese from a long forgotten band

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    Only The Lonely

    3:19

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Only The Lonely (Remastered 2001) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer, Studio Personnel, Engineer: Val Garay
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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    The Motels - Take The L

    3:35

    Official video of The Motels performing Take The L from the album All Four One.
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    The Motels - Only the Lonely - SOLID GOLD - 1982

    3:20

    From 1982, The MOTELS with ONLY THE LONELY exclusively seen on the popular TV program, SOLID GOLD! My MAC video engineer & I sweated big drops of greasy butter off our noodles, to feverishly work on the final edits & synchronization processes, for what seemed months! View the BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED VIDEO with MIRACULOUS SOUND, provided by Toshi Okada's MultiMax3® FM Radio Broadcast Mastering Software!!!

    Anthony Ochoa
    BolsaChicaRadio
    April 2012

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    TOTAL CONTROL - MOTELS

    5:55

    I DO NOT OWN THE MUSIC OR PICTURES


    Looking counter clockwise
    Knowing what could happen
    Any moment maybe you maybe even you

    Steadfast collapse
    Always certain any moment
    Maybe you maybe you
    Maybe even you
    Recline complete dream too sweet
    I can't do it not with you
    Not even with you
    Maybe never with you

    And I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Yeah I'd sell my soul for
    Total control

    Street wet tonight, lovers touch
    It's pure delight
    Always certain any moment
    Maybe even you
    Stay in bed stained sheets
    My head hurts I repeat
    Maybe you maybe you maybe even you

    And I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Yeah I'd sell my soul for
    Total control
    Ooh I'd sell my soul for
    Total control over you
    Over you
    Total control over you

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    Suddenly Last Summer

    3:42

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Suddenly Last Summer (Remastered 2002) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Val Garay
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer Lyricist: Martha Emily Davis

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    Remember The Nights

    3:14

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Remember The Nights (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Val Garay
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis
    Composer: Scott Troy Thurston

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    Mission Of Mercy

    3:03

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Mission Of Mercy (Remastered) · The Motels

    All Four One

    ℗ 1999 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Norberg
    Producer: Val Garay
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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    The Motels - Shame

    4:10

    Official video of The Motels performing Shame from the album Shock.
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    The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer

    4:04

    80's Video Clips

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    The Motels - Weve Never Danced

    3:55

    The Motels - We've Never Danced Made In Heavensoundtrack Scenes by the movie directed in 1987 by Alan Rudolph about the Plato's idea on Iperuranio I do believe ,absolutely, in this theory and in his thought anyway... Edited by rosanelvento000

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    The Motels - Danger

    3:13

    Music Video very rare.

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    Shame

    4:15

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Shame (Remastered) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Richie Zito
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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    Total Control

    5:55

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Total Control · The Motels

    The Motels

    ℗ 1979 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 1979-01-01

    Producer: Carter
    Composer: Jeff Jourard
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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    The Motels - Mission Of Mercy

    3:09

    From the album The Motels, 1982..

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    The Motels - Only The Lonely HQ

    3:14

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    The Motels - Footsteps

    4:27

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    Total Control

    5:55

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Total Control (2002 Remaster) · The Motels

    Classic Masters

    ℗ 2002 Capitol Records, LLC

    Released on: 2002-01-01

    Producer: Carter
    Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert Vosgien
    Composer: Jeff Jourard
    Composer: Martha Emily Davis

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    Martha Davis - Dont Tell Me The Time Improved Audio! Hit from lead singer of The Motels

    3:28

    Here is Martha's low charting but good solo hit from her only solo album, released in 1987. Guitarist Charlie Sexton was a guest on the album.

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    The Motels - Icy Red

    4:29

    The Motels - Icy Red (1985)

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    MOTELS - REMEMBER THE NIGHT JeffJianAvery

    3:19

    I just put Lyrics on it .... Enjoy!..I do not own anything shown in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.No Copyright Infringements of rights intended. anyway just sit back, relax and watch this wonderful video.Personally, this one of my favorite song. JEFF STEPHEN

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    The Motels Shock HQ Video Mix

    6:49

    I dont try to VIOLATION of copyrights all this videos are free for youtube comunity and for make more bigger day by day this beautifull site ! one of the best invention by the man in the last 50 years ! Music & 80s a lovely passion Of Thousands ! i Hope the people of Youtube feel the same !

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    The Motels - Cries And Whispers

    4:11

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    The Motels - Total Control

    5:28

    The Motels are an American new wave band from Berkeley, California that is best known for the singles Only the Lonely and Suddenly Last Summer---each of which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1982 and 1983, respectively. In 1980, The Motels song Total Control reached No. 7 on the Australian chart (for two weeks), and their song Danger reached No. 15 on the French chart.

    Martha Davis, the lead singer, reformed a version of the band called The Motels featuring Martha Davis in 1998 and toured under that name with various line-ups of musicians.

    In 2013, the band was rebranded with a permanent name, Martha Davis and The Motels. That band is touring the world with a line-up of musicians that have been playing with Davis for over 10 years, longer than the original Motels.

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    The Motels - Only the Lonely

    3:24

    Studio version from the album, All Four One (1982).

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    The Motels ~ Only the Lonely w/ Lyrics

    3:17

    Description

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    The Motels Suddenly Last Summer at Crest Theatre in Sacramento on 8/10/12

    3:39

    Martha Davis and The Motels performs Suddenly Last Summer at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento on August 10, 2012 as part of Lost 80s Live.

    Learn More About The Motels:

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    This non-commercial video has been recorded (by myself using amateur recording equipment) in order to memorialize and preserve an experience and event, and it is merely a small sample of the full work (live concert performance) shared for purposes of launching a public discussion and also as part of my commentary and journalistic review/report of my personal experience at the event on my pop culture related website (not for profit venture) in promoting the artist and their works and future live concert performances.

    My full review of the concert can be read here:



    Please do not distribute or embed in any commercial/for profit websites.

    Please contact me with any questions at jason@rocksubculture.com

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    Sweet Dreams by The Motels

    5:04

    2009 Single.

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    The Motels - Where do we go from here

    3:26

    From Little Robbers 1983

    Unique situation as she stares down the wall
    Monique's fascination might have been that last phone call
    No one could be certain, nothin's very clear
    So tell me
    Where do we go from here

    Brothel filled by men of the cloth
    The man of the cloth was suddenly offed
    The child who's dreams were the terrorists screams
    Remarked to his mom as he clean the carbine
    Look in the eye of murder that night
    The calm politician knows more than I

    So where do we go from here
    Where do we go from here
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore

    Alone in the cell are the tears of a boy
    Who could be a man if he knew what one was
    An' you ask yourself for a chance to make good
    An' ask directions to where good used to be
    So tell me

    Where do we go from here
    Where do we go from here
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore
    One thing is clear
    Nothin's sacred anymore

    written by Martha Davis

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    Motels - Shock

    4:11

    Another awesome song and video from The Motels.

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    The Motels - Full Concert - 08/24/79 - Oakland Auditorium

    21:10

    The Motels - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium (Oakland, CA)

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    Setlist:
    0:00:00 - Closets And Bullets
    0:04:03 - Celia
    0:05:14 - Total Control
    0:10:34 - People, Places And Things
    0:14:21 - Kix
    0:16:21 - Dressing Up

    Personnel:
    Martha Davis - vocals
    Jeff Jourard - guitar
    Marty Jourard - keyboards, sax
    Michael Goodroe - bass
    Brian Glascock - drums

    Summary:
    The Motels held court in the red-hot LA club scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where bands like the Go Gos, Motley Crue, and the Chili Peppers were also emerging. They were fronted by singer Martha Davis, a charismatic performer who kept the band extremely radio-friendly but with just enough edginess to maintain its street cred.

    This show was recorded in 1979 on the band's first national U.S. tour, when they were promoting their first Capitol release, simply entitled, The Motels. The band actually had begun in 1972, when Davis was still living in Berkeley, California. Originally called the Warfield Foxes, Davis moved the band to L.A. in 1974 and changed their name to the Motels. The original line-up included Dean Chamberlain on guitar and Richard D'Andrea on bass, and employed various drummers and keyboard players.

    The band found the club scene thriving in Los Angeles, and within a year, labels started courting them. Before a deal could be secured, however, the band dissolved in 1976. A year later, however, Davis returned with an all new lineup, and within two years the band had a deal with Capitol Records.

    That first album, The Motels, scored a minor hit with Total Control, a power-ballad built with a new-wave edge, featured here at this Oakland Auditorium show. The band did two more albums for Capitol, but it would be in 1982 with the release of All Four One that the band found their commercial and MTV breakthrough with the stunning pop hit, Only The Lonely. That song, and the follow-up hit, Suddenly Last Summer would both reach the Top 10, and ultimately provided years of touring income for the band.

    In 1987, Davis broke up the band to do a solo project, entitled Policy. As soon as she finished the album, however, she was diagnosed with cancer. The health issues put her career on hold for nearly two years, while she successfully battled the illness. In 1998, she returned with an all-new version of the band, and has continued to tour as the Motels, featuring Martha Davis. Their last studio album, Clean, Modern and Reasonable, was released in 2007.

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    The Motels - Apocalypso.wmv

    3:30

    The Motels' Apocalypso from their 1982 All For One album.

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    The Motels - Remember The Nights

    3:06

    The Motels. Remember The Nights.

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    Only The Lonely-The Motels

    2:46

    VideoClips 1982 Betamax nº 5, recorded in Spanish TV Show

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    The Motels - The Days Are OK & Envy - OGWT 1980

    8:19

    The Motels - The Days Are OK & Envy - OGWT 1980

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    THE MOTELS - THE HARDEST PART OF A BROKEN HEART

    4:04

    THE MOTELS MARTHA DAVIS - This is a song from Martha's solo album Policy 1987.

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    THE MOTELS - Footsteps

    3:17

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    The Motels - Little Robbers

    3:50

    The Motels' Little Robbers from from their 1983 album of the same name.

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    SHAME The Motels

    5:23

    SIMPLY A CLASSIC, STILL HEARD TODAY AND 4 EVER AND EVER.WOW IS THIS TAKING YOU BACK, AMERICAN BANDSTAND I USE TO WATCH THIS ON SATURDAYS AFTERNOONS ON ABC IT LASTED SO LONG. SIMPLY GREAT BACK THEN AND STILL DO TODAY. GREAT MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR NO MATTER WHAT & THE DANCING WE USE TO DO, WOW IT WAS PURELY FUNN AND WE GOT DOWN TO THE GET DOWN. & IF ANYONE WAS ON THIS SHOW, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, IT WOULD BE GREAT. PLEASE POST IT HERE I AM SURE OTHERS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE ARE YOU IN THE VIDEO.PLEASE READ BELOW
    This video is not mine and it's rights are the sole property of its owners.

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    The Motels Total Control classic live concert footage.

    5:50

    I have been a fan of The Motels since the early 1980's and they were the first band I ever saw back-to-back in concert (1985 Shock tour). I feel that they are a timeless band, and I am so glad that Martha is singing AND touring once again!

    (I do not own this original material. Source: Music Max from the internet.)

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    The Motels Suddenly Last Summer DJLEO RemiX 120bpm

    4:15

    WORLD PREMIER VIDEO!!! DJLEO fan pound this video and dj mix dis.

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    The Motels - Dressing Up - 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium

    4:46

    The Motels - Dressing Up
    Recorded Live: 8/24/1979 - Oakland Auditorium - Oakland, CA
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    Personnel:
    Martha Davis - vocals
    Jeff Jourard - guitar
    Marty Jourard - keyboards, sax
    Michael Goodroe - bass
    Brian Glascock - drums

    Summary:
    The Motels held court in the red-hot LA club scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where bands like the Go Gos, Motley Crue, and the Chili Peppers were also emerging. They were fronted by singer Martha Davis, a charismatic performer who kept the band extremely radio-friendly but with just enough edginess to maintain its street cred.

    This show was recorded in 1979 on the band's first national U.S. tour, when they were promoting their first Capitol release, simply entitled, The Motels. The band actually had begun in 1972, when Davis was still living in Berkeley, California. Originally called the Warfield Foxes, Davis moved the band to L.A. in 1974 and changed their name to the Motels. The original line-up included Dean Chamberlain on guitar and Richard D'Andrea on bass, and employed various drummers and keyboard players.

    The band found the club scene thriving in Los Angeles, and within a year, labels started courting them. Before a deal could be secured, however, the band dissolved in 1976. A year later, however, Davis returned with an all new lineup, and within two years the band had a deal with Capitol Records.

    That first album, The Motels, scored a minor hit with Total Control, a power-ballad built with a new-wave edge, featured here at this Oakland Auditorium show. The band did two more albums for Capitol, but it would be in 1982 with the release of All Four One that the band found their commercial and MTV breakthrough with the stunning pop hit, Only The Lonely. That song, and the follow-up hit, Suddenly Last Summer would both reach the Top 10, and ultimately provided years of touring income for the band.

    In 1987, Davis broke up the band to do a solo project, entitled Policy. As soon as she finished the album, however, she was diagnosed with cancer. The health issues put her career on hold for nearly two years, while she successfully battled the illness. In 1998, she returned with an all-new version of the band, and has continued to tour as the Motels, featuring Martha Davis. Their last studio album, Clean, Modern and Reasonable, was released in 2007.

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    The Motels - Atomic Cafe

    2:56

    Another favourite from their 1979 debut Motels.


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    WILLIAMS HONOR SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels

    3:22

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    The Motels - Remember The Nights Live San Francisco Red Devil Lounge 3/25/2011

    3:21

    The Motels - 'Remember The Nights' Live San Francisco Red Devil Lounge 3/25/2011

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    The Motels - Suddenly last summer HQ

    3:51

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    Only the Lonely - Motels

    3:09

    This was just one of those ballads that really resonated with me back in the day. I loved this song then, and I still do today. This video is more of a keyboard adaptation, but it does feature the guitar solo at 1:43 and the improvised sax solo at 2:00. Tuning is one half step down. Off of the Motels third album All Four One back in 1982. Written by Martha Davis.

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    Martha Davis & Marty Jourard

    3:43

    Nominated for best Alternative, Martha and Marty share some insight at the 2018 HMMA main event. The Motels just released a new, outstanding album. We were thrilled to have them involved!

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