A rapid release of this ’87 track with the high-pitched vocals of Tim Bryant. Gail “Sky” King adds her expertise with some edits and mixing. Whilst Keith Leblanc is the Drums of Doom. Written by Wally Jump Jnr.
There is a lot to get through. Most DJ’s will consider the Dubs essentials. Prince’s Kiss and Fire by Arthur Brown get included in the overdubs.
We are off to Florida for ten days. Beth and I had a torrid time last year with the sudden death of both my parents. So In December I booked us a break to the same place we had our honeymoon, nearly 9 years to the day.
Universal and Disney are the priorities and just getting away after all the Co-vid restrictions. It’ll be messy!
So thank you for all the support, the hardcore followers, the requestors and the lurkers. The blog kept me sane last year, onwards and upwards.
Some UK Indie Grunge from the trio Submarine, Neil Haydock (guitar, vocals) and Rob Harron (bass) and Jeff Townsin on drums. With Flaming Lips member, Keith Cleversley helping on the desk as well as with some instruments.
“Dinosaurs” has a slight shoegaze feel to it, it glides along like My Bloody Valentine with laid back vocals and a considerable wall of guitar, accentuated on this extended version.
“Learning To Live…” is a quieter, psychedelic jam. A slower shoegazer. “Smile” has a bit of a baggie anthem about it. Not really lifting off until half way. All in all 3 good tracks from this forgotten band.
A bit of New Order-isms from this release from 1988. Produced by Paul Hardiman and performed by Jeremy Kelly (Guitars and ex-Lotus Eaters), Joseph Fearon (Bass and ex member of Top and head of Deltasonic Records) and Paul Simpson (vocals and keyboards and founder member of Teardrop Explodes and Care) A Liverpool band with an ever changing line-up, Simpson being the constant.
A great bit of catchy Pop with Simpson’s brooding baritone
Indie Pop with a nod to The Smiths on the B-side but with plenty of keyboards. “1982” is an exclusive B side
From May ’86 and you get the opportunity to point and laugh as people say the incorrect lyrics. Supporting the newly established Geldof charity. 274 cities took part and at a certain time people ran 10k.
A remake / remodel with just one word altered but the whole song has been re-edited so it does sound a little different
The “Running Version” is yet another short edit with more “run” in it. A dub version that gets the message across and includes an extra guitar solo in there.
From Oct 1988 and a good year before “The Sun Rising”. We get adventurous synthpop that nearly veers off into Dance. There is a feel good song with strummed guitar, they were a Pop Group first
Paul Staveley O’Duffy produces the A side with some sultry spoken Spanish to give it a Balearic edge.
The B-side celebrates the First Summer Of Love with American producer Mike “Hitman” Wilson adding the harder beats and acid edge. Nine and half minutes of Acid House ! Feed that dog ! Acid Ted are you there ?
I love a good collab and here is the band – A. Jourgensen, J. Ward, J. Biafra and P. Barker.
Yes, Jello and Al get together on this ’89 project. Punk with Industrial.
I like the Psych Rock N Roll of “Hellfudge” and time must be set aside (about half an hour!) for “Play Louder” a feedback frenzy and a bit doom metal with a plodding beat. I wonder what state they were in when they recorded presumably in one take.