Various ‎– Red Stripe/Melody Maker – Playback- The Flexi (7″ Flexi Disc)

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.

http://www87.zippyshare.com/v/l6r1XvR2/file.html

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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

 

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