Don’t Talk to Me

Under Appreciated


Chris Ashford then set out to record the other bands that were performing at the city’s first punk club, the Masque.  The Eyes were one of these bands, with a sound that was described on the liner notes of What? Stuff as “poppy but hard edged”.  “Don’t Talk to Me”, featuring vocals by Charlotte Caffey came out on the third What Records? release; the flip side actually had two songs:  “Victims” by the Skulls plus the wonderful “Neutron Bomb” by the Controllers (which was also released as the A side on What 04).  Another song by the Eyes with an equally compelling beat is also included on the compilation album, called “Kill Your Parents”.  (I want to say it was tongue in cheek, but honestly, I can’t tell for sure!). 
(July 2010)
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There are some original singles by the Eyes on YouTube, but the real treat for me was a 2007 reunion at the Masque with a live performance of “Don’t Talk to Me” (though the vocals are not very clear) by the band’s original line-up:  Charlotte Caffey, DJ Bonebrake and Joe Ramirez: .  
(July 2012)

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This is the first single by the Eyes on What Records?, “Don't Talk to Me” (actually the “B” side has songs by other bands):
(July 2013)
Last edited: March 22, 2021