Going for a few compilations this week, a bit of variety before I return to the quite obvious stuff I’ve been uploading (although it all seems to go down well!)
Mike B bravely copied a rare flexi-disc originally given away with Melody Maker back in 1982 and featuring the then up and coming Re-Flex , sounding a bit Devo-esque on here. I.Q. who became a well known prog rock band, this sounds like Y.M.O with some very quirky synths stabs and a funky bass lick and featuring a female rap from, Carmine Burdenell.
Over on the other side we get the band Astrakhan, we get the dramatic vocals of a very young Horse McDonald (who went on to be in Horse) along with plenty of indie guitar strummage. Finally we get the lo-fi electronica of Jenny Jay, whimsical and good if you are into classic coldwave.
So this was a taster for a vinyl album, a compilation of tracks from demo tapes sent in by hundreds of bands, singers, etc, of which the 10 “best” were selected.
|A1||Re-Flex||Praying To The Beat (Excerpt)||2:32|
|A2||I.Q.||Beef In Box (Excerpt)||2:37|
|B1||Astrakhan||And She Smiled (Excerpt)||2:40|
|B2||Jenny Jay||Poor Betty Jane (Excerpt)||2:24|