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Published on Aug 4, 2012
" Your Neighborhood " ( written by Dyan Diamond & Kim Fowley ).....is taken from Dyan Diamond's only album...."In The Dark" from 1978.... Dyan Diamond was a mere 14 yrs old in 1976 fronting "Venus & The Razor Blades" ( Kim Fowley band ) & Dyan was just 16 yrs old when her "In The Dark " album came out..... When The Razorblades split, Fowley was still managing her, scoring her a deal with MCA Records, and in 1978, with Fowley at the production helm, the 'In The Dark' album was released. Yet it flopped, even with Rodney playing it, and MCA dropped her like a stone. She continued playing the traps on the LA into the early 80s. The album itself is a pretty good effort, more hits than misses, and is certainly worthy of a release to CD (which it hasn't yet had). The album includes a cover of Elvis Costello's "Mystery Dance", and it's a good version too. Upbeat and danceable. I dug the gritty rock that is 'Nervous' with its hard rocking riff. Not surprisingly it's penned by Chris Spedding. Dyan penned many of the tunes on the album, including 'Gonna Rock Ourselves To Death', which is almost an autobiographical tune. 'Baby What You Want me To Do' with its rockabilly line and blazing harmonica is another good one. I think this is an old Jimmy Reed tune. 'Back On The Strip' is a great tune about mid 70's life on the Sunset Strip. Good tune, as is 'Western Avenue........