Martha Davis and The Motels were one of the most successful groups of the 1980's new wave/punk era.
She was the punky lady that was my fashion icon of that time . . . the look was retro vintage . . . sophisticated, in a punky trashy sort of way.
The music is dark with hauntingly sad lyrics led by strong vocals, catchy melodies and awesome hooks . . . this is the music I listened to when I was feeling down and wanted to wallow in it. At the moment, I have no idea who wrote the songs that The Motels recorded, but I assume they went through a time of intense depression and heartbreak . . . most seem to be written by the same person judging by the writing style.
The Motels helped usher in the music video generation and were one the prominent groups on MTV . . . the group, one of my personal favorites . . . currently on the comeback trail (check their website and new song) . . . and the 80's punky rock vixen, Martha Davis, one of the most beautiful and glamourous women of rock . . .
Martha Davis and The Motels Official Website
This is an awesome acoustic version of one of my favorite Motels song, "Only the Lonely" featuring the gorgeous voice of Martha Davis . . .
Here are some of their best songs on video:
Only the Lonely
Remember the Nights
Take the L Out of Love