I loved Scandal. I really loved Patty Smyth.
It’s hard to believe that Scandal only released one EP and one full-length album before disintegrating, but at least they made their brief time in the spotlight count. Both “Goodbye To You” and “The Warrior” were in constant MTV rotation, and Smyth continued on to a successful solo career after Scandal’s demise. She also ended up marrying John McEnroe, which made perfect sense to me as the ’80s were all about music and tennis for the Analog Kid. I miss you, Racquet Club Of Irvine!
Scandal’s debut EP was released in late 1982, and the ridiculously bouncy “Goodbye To You” became an immediate radio hit. “Love’s Got A Line On You” also received a lot of airplay, and I remember hearing their cover of Bryan Adams’ “Win Some, Lose Some” on the radio as well.
The Scandal EP has never been properly released on CD, although all of its songs can be found on various Scandal compilations. Warning: if you don’t bop around your living room like an idiot while listening to “Goodbye To You,” you may need to seek immediate medical attention. Something is severely wrong with you.
Scandal: Scandal EP
Columbia Records, 1982
1. “Goodbye To You” (Smith)
2. “Love’s Got A Line On You” (Smith/Green)
3. “Win Some, Lose Some” (Adams/Vallance/Kagna/Dean)
4. “She Can’t Say No” (Smith/Smyth)
5. “Another Bad Love” (Smith/Smyth)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth: “The Warrior” (Knight/Gilder)
From the album Warrior
Columbia Records, 1984
Patty Smyth: “Never Enough” (Hyman/Kagan/Bazilian/Chertoff/Smyth)
From the album Never Enough
Columbia Records, 1987
Bryan Adams: “Win Some, Lose Some” (Adams/Vallance/Kagna/Dean)
From the album Bryan Adams
A&M Records, 1980
Vinyl rip courtesy of the Analog Kid
Damn, I love this video. They spent like $5 on it and it’s perfect.
Damn, I love this video too. Patti’s husband rocks.
I’ve seen the video to “Goodbye To You” about a hundred times. It still makes me smile.
Mmmmmmmmmmm Patty Smyth.
Thanks a lot, you bastard. “Goodbye to You”? Just relived every moment of every girl that broke up with me in high school.
“Goodbye To You” is such a great song.