The Woodentops – Move Me (12″)

Okay back to some German bought vinyl that turned out to be British classic indie, good tastes those Germans! From 1985 and some jangly guitar, produced by the mysterious collective of Animal Jesus which was pseudonym of XTC member Andy Partridge and on the legendary Rough Trade record label. With semi whispered vocals of Rolo (Richard Ian) and the cheesy keyboard of Anne Stephenson their’s was a unique sound for the time, comparable to Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. Quality B-sides with the frenetic, skiffle beat of “Move Me” and the atmospheric “Steady Steady” about a relative on his death bed but the government can still send men to the moon. From the band themselves, “our singer witnessed a relatives death immediately before the vocal session. was freaked and sang this thinking it was a mic check.when he finished he was ready to do the proper song but the producer, Andy Partridge had taken the tape reels off the machine and left the building.”


Rough Trade ‎– RTT 165 woodentops

A Move Me
B1 Do It Anyway
B2 Steady Steady

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