Translator (3) ‎– Heartbeats And Triggers

Columbia ‎– ARC 38162
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Everywhere That I'm Not 4:03
A2 Necessary Spinning 3:41
A3 Everything You See 3:35
A4 When I Am With You 3:06
A5 Nothing Is Saving Me 5:16
B1 Sleeping Snakes 3:37
B2 Favorite Drug 3:32
B3 Everywhere 3:19
B4 Dark Region 2:31
B5 My Heart, Your Heart 3:43



Recorded at The Automatt and Iguana Studios, San Francisco

© 1982 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1982 CBS Inc. / Manufactured by Columbia

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7464-38162-1

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
38162X632 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(Cass, Album) Columbia 38162X632 US 1982 Sell This Version
25AP2439 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia 25AP2439 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
PC 38162 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia PC 38162 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 85953 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records CBS 85953 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
WOU-3816 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(CD, Album) Wounded Bird Records WOU-3816 US 2007 Sell This Version



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April 7, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Translator were a fairly obscure 80s college rock band, probably inspired by things like the mid to late 70s New York/CBGB scene, the Velvet Underground, the Byrds, and a dash of UK Post-Punk. On this album, they retain a sense of edginess and energy that was lost on subsequent recordings due to inferior, dated 80s production. The first track is a dead ringer for a Modern Lovers outtake minus the organ and there are even a couple moments where they try out a more rhythmic approach reminiscent of Gang of Four. Most of the time the guitars focus on a jangly sound though. The main singer has a smooth, somewhat deep voice that works well on the chorus harmonies. There are a couple weak moments, but the album is pretty consistent as a whole. Fortunately, this has been reissued on CD recently, so there's really no reason not to pick it up if you're into this kind of thing.