A very early release by Mike Scott’s Waterboys from 1983. Piano led with some sassy saxophone from Anthony Thistlethwaite and produced by Rupert Hine. An early line-up of the Waterboys included Scott, Thistlethwaite, Nick Linden (Bass) and Kevin Wilkinson (drums) (China Crisis, Squeeze) this is both powerful and harmonious. Three tracks on the B-side were recorded from John Peel Radio Session. “Ready For The Monkey House” is the pick of the trio, full on Waterboys jaunt with some more superb lead saxophone. “Somebody Might Wave Back” is a gentle acoustic strummer and “Out Of Control” is a slightly weird anti-war song with a very loud middle section.
Island Records – 600.868
|A||A Girl Called Johnny||3:54|
|B1||Ready For The Monkey House|
|B2||Somebody Might Wave Back|
|B3||Out Of Control|