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The Nobodys

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The Nobodys
OriginLos Angeles, California United States
GenresNew Wave, Punk.[1]
Years active1980's
LabelsCapitol, EMI, Whatever Records
Past membersSafeway Goya
Alex Blanc

The Nobodys were a short lived New Wave group formed by brothers Fred de Rafols (Safeway Goya) and Alex de Rafols (Alex Blanc), best known for their single No Guarantees, which was featured in the 1984 film Firstborn[2] and in episode 27 of Miami Vice, titled ”Buddies”.[3]

With Goya on lead vocals, Blanc providing supporting vocals, playing guitar and the keyboards the band also comprised of Eric Garcia on bass, Timex Burke on drums and Ken Ypparila playing keyboards and violin[4]. All songs were written by Goya and Blanc.

In 1982, before the release of their debut album, Goya and Blanc independently released a single titled Sex Is a Bottomless Pit on their self-founded record label, Whatever Records.

In 1984, now signed with Capitol Records and EMI International, their debut album No Guarantees and its eponymous single were released, along with music videos for the songs No Guarantees[5] and They Didn’t Offer Me You[6]

Releases[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

Sex Is A Bottomless Pit[edit | edit source]
"Sex Is A Bottomless Pit"
Single by The Nobodys
B-side"Boiling In The Melting Pot"
Released1982 (1982)
FormatVinyl 7" Single
GenreNew Wave
Length3:22
LabelWhatever Records
Songwriter(s)Safeway Goya, Alex Blanc
Producer(s)Safeway Goya, Alex Blanc

All tracks written by Safeway Goya and Alex Blanc.

WR7136[7]
No.TitleLength
1."Sex Is A Bottomless Pit"3:22
2."Boiling In The Melting Pot"3:47
No Guarantees[edit | edit source]
"No Guarantees"
Single by The Nobodys
B-side"Ten Thousand Moments"
Released1984 (1984)
FormatVinyl 7" and 12" Single
GenreNew Wave
Length4:02
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Safeway Goya, Alex Blanc
Producer(s)Safeway Goya

All tracks written by Safeway Goya and Alex Blanc.

B-5385 (US 7")[8]
No.TitleLength
1."No Guarantees"4:02
2."Ten Thousand Moments"2:08

All tracks written by Safeway Goya and Alex Blanc.

SPRO-9199, SPRO-9204 (US 12", Promo)[9]
No.TitleLength
1."No Guarantees (w/Intro)"4:02
2."No Guarantees (w/o Intro)"3:37

No Guarantees[edit | edit source]

No Guarantees
Studio album by
The Nobodys
ReleasedAugust 1984 (1984-08)
GenreNew Wave, Punk
Length35:45
LabelCapitol, EMI
ProducerSafeway Goya

All tracks written by Safeway Goya and Alex Blanc.

No.TitleLength
1."No Guarantees"4:02
2."I Scratch"3:14
3."They Didn’t Offer Me You"4:10
4."Just One Of Your Legs"3:13
5."What Can I Do"3:16
6."I Am Helpless Without My Computers"4:25
7."Drops Of Water"4:05
8."The Gang On Fortune Hill"4:00
9."I Don’t Mind"5:20

References[edit | edit source]


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