Hipsway ‎– The Honeythief (2 x 12″)

Funnily enough this was not up on here so I will make amends with the ultimate “Honeythief” package, a double 12″ pack and poster.

Released in 1986 the Glaswegian 4-piece had been around a few years before and not had the commercial success Mercury was expecting. Formed by ex-Altered Images guitarist Johnny McElhone on bass (now with Texas), and featuring Grahame Skinner (vocals), Pim Jones (guitar) and Harry Travers (drums). Skinner and Jones went on to form Witness in the early 90’s and Skinner was later in Cowboy Mouth and Jones formed Big Yoga Muffin in 2000. It seems the band have resurfaced with promise of an album this year.

Produced with Paul Staveley O’Duffy and Gary Langan it has plenty of 80’s swagger. B-side track “Wild Sorrow” is more rocky with some nice atmospheric sounds, reminds me of INXS. The “Galus Mix” sounds very Go West with a mad, panning middle section.

Previous single “Broken Years” shows a more funk edge. There is even a guitar V piano solo. Like all the other mixes they’re not extended past 5 mins!!!

All other Hipsway links have been re-upped!





Mercury ‎– MERXD 212hipsfrontcov

A The HoneyThief (Extended Version)
B1 The HoneyThief (7” Version)
B2 Wild Sorrow
C The HoneyThief (Galus Mix)
D Broken Years (12” Version)

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