The Flowerpot Men – Jo’s So Mean (12″)

flowerpotmenfrontcovI had this on a TDK – AD90 , taped off the radio and stumbled across the vinyl ,completed by chance, last week!

Wow! This predates the industrial sound, especially Nine Inch Nails by years. Released on indie label COMPOST Records in 1984 and produced by Steve Severin this was their debut release. Sounding like Swamp Blues over a Teutonic sequenced bass, it is certainly different!  The “Men” were Ben Watkins (later to be Juno Reactor) and Adam Peters (who emerged as part of synth duo Neulander as well as Sunsonic with Watkins) and they released 5 more singles. Other tracks are the superb and superior Goth electro of “Rapids” and the weird instrumental of “UG”. If you like the band Suicide, have a listen! No vid sorry!

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COMPOST 01

A Jo’s So Mean To Josephine 5:33
B1 Rapids 3:51
B2 UG 3:30
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One response

  1. Always a fan of The Flowerpot Men. Adam Peters was an uncredited member of The Bunnymen around this time as well. He arranged much of the strings on Ocean Rain. He’s also worked with Craig Armstrong on the upcoming Snowden bio pic.

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