Immaculate Fools – Tragic Comedy (12″)

They went under my listening radar back in the 80’s but after hearing this I’ll be picking up some more of their stuff. Melodic and with some rock elements, they were an Indie pop band formed in 1984 in Kent, England. This was released in 1987 and off their second album, “Dumb Poet”. An extensive line-up including founder Kevin Weatherill,(Vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin) brother Paul Weatherill, (Bass, vocals) Brian Betts (Guitar, organ, mandolin) Peter Ross (Drums) and his brother Andy Ross (Guitar)

“Tragic Comedy” comes across like a cross between Psychedelic Furs and World Party. “Dumb Poet” is quite epic and nails that 80’s guitar sound. “All Fall Down” rocks away, chugging to reveal a quality B-side. Previous single “Immaculate Fools” with it’s synth riff is faithfully reproduced.

Massive in Europe it seems.


A&M Records ‎– AMY 377tragic

01 Tragic Comedy
02 Dumb Poet (Live)
03 All Fall Down
04 Immaculate Fools (Live)

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