Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Staircase (a mystery) (7″ vinyl)

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From 1979 ,forgotten but good. Lullaby indie (Major to Minor chords) with a quality B – side in a very short cover of T-Rex’s “20th Century Boy”(with ropey drumming!) Ony their second single and proves that the band had potential.

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The Beat – Tears Of A Clown (7″)

Thebeatt

From 1979, on crispy vinyl we have this 2 Tone Classic from The Beat.

Covered from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 1967 original, as a kid I just thought they had did it!!

It seems timeless, given a ska work over! “Rankin Full Stop”, the flipside gets my vote as a neglected B-side. Skaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (7″)

Before the original 80’s Vinyl Gems disappeared into Googles Vault- never to be seen again. I had great fun listening to a load of 7″ singles I had found. Easy to rip and still a little crackly in places I loved hearing the B-sides again. So with this in mind and whilst the Copyright Coast is clear. I’m going to dust off some more. Remember it’s the B-sides that are the forgotten gems!!

Poliiice

First up is this catchy tune from 1981. By The Police at the height of their powers. I love rediscovering the synth in here by Jean Roussel. The B-side “Flexible Strategies” is a funky, improvised jam, horns and all!

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As if!

Drug Free America – Heaven Ain’t High Enough (12″)

Drugfree

A mix of genres from these guys, contemporaries of Zodiac Mindwarp. This Industrial Dance cross over from 1989. More can be found about them here.

http://www.drugfreeamerica.co.uk

Back to the track in question, dance beats, guitars, sampled beats and snarly vocals. Some parts remind me of Ministry , others of New Order.

The B-side “North Of Eden (Potlach Mix)” is slow , atmospheric and very interesting.

Long live Independent Bands!

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