Sunday, February 04, 2007

Artery - The Second Coming LP


Here's a request by Lo-Fi Jr of the Grown Up All Wrong blog and John Liedown of the Punks On Postcards blog.
'The Second Coming' is Artery's 3rd album and a radical departure of the previous 'One Afternoon In A Hot Air Balloon' LP. Here the band sounds heavier and darker as before. One song, 'Diamonds In The Mine' sounds out of place on this album. It's a cover of a song by Leonard Cohen.
For a biography of Artery, check Simon Hinkler's site here. Simon Hinkler doesn't appear on this album. He was also a member of Pulp and The Mission. Guitarplayer Murray Fenton went on to play for the Batfish Boys.
I had to take a cover scan from discogs as my scanner refused to do a proper scan of the quite complex artwork of the sleeve. The sleeve normally looks darker.

The Second Coming LP (Golden Dawn-GDLP01-1984)
1. The Last Song
2. My Age, My Beast
3. The Father Song
4. The Mother Song
5. Little Boy Blue
6. Diamonds In The Mine
7. Ringing The Bells

New link!
Second Coming

16 comments:

Highlander said...

Curious Guy - you're on fire.

John Liedown said...

This my friend is a truly beautiful thing. I've been trying to locate a copy of this for years. It seems to get missed in any retrospective. Than you very much for this. It's now on repeat!

Anonymous said...

One of my old fave UK band.
I like BATFISH BOYS too,but I have only Gods Hate Knsas LP ans 12"Swamp Liquor. Can you help ro me get any other like Head LP,Crocodille Tears EP or other bands as MARCH VIOLETS,BATFISH - Batfish Brew LP
Than
bye for now
Karlos,Czech Rep.

Curious Guy said...

Hello Karlos,
I can help with the 'Crocodile Tears' 12". Don't think that the later Batfish Boys is that interesting.
About March Violets: there's a discography CD still available I think. Want to avoid problems with posting music that's still available. Hope you understand.

Fritz die Spinne said...

Modier and darker is good!

Thanks again.

If you email me ech segment I can do what I am able on Photoshop to make a better album cover.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Yes, anything dark and moody goes down well in my house. Thanks.

lo-fi jr. said...

Exactly the mood music I need this morning. Thanks again Curious Guy!

Curious Guy said...

Now let's all feel better with this excerpt of 'The Father Song':

"Time is the raging goat
Slimy with incest
Inside every devious desire
Licking the pigs arse
We can destroy every ounce
Every ounce of living flesh
This planet vomits
Oceans of stinking shit"

Mark Gouldthorpe

Anonymous said...

hello.
i have crossed with your blog a few days ago, and wow, a ton of bands i've been looking for many time. it's a brilliant blog and really thanks for everything.
do you have anything from the band briliant? the only track i have it's featured on "the whip" compilation, "scream like an angel", featuring ex-cure's andy anderson on drums.
cheers!
nosigner, lisbon

Anonymous said...

Hi,March Violets I have got CD orig.Botanic Serves with 12+7 singles comp.
If you help me with Crocodsille Tears it will be great. I know that later Batfish was not too good,but I can´t possibility to heard it.
Karlos

Highlander said...

Curious Guy - I've started blogging over at Cactus Mouth Informer. No music yet but will be mix of politics and good music (over time I hope)

Curious Guy said...

Highlander,
I added a link on the sidebar. Already read your rants.

Highlander said...

Thanks for the comments and the link

artery muzz said...

We have recently released two CDs, Meltdown live (featuring the father song with its classic raging goat!) and brand new material STANDING STILL EP - best murray, artery

Anonymous said...

BRAND NEW ARTERY ALBUM - CIVILISATION RELEASED MONDAY OCTOBER 10 ON TWINSPEED RECORDS - GOOGLE WILL POINT YOU TO AVAILABILITY IN YOUR AREA WORLDWIDE - TRY SAMPLES AT OUR LISTENING POST www.arteryband.com

MICHAEL and MIGUEL said...

Just hope that this new album by artery isn't going to be a disappointment