Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Shop Assistants



Should've done this long ago. As Cactus Mouth Informer already posted the 'Safety Net' 12", here two more of Shop Assistants. They were formed around 1983/84 in Edinburgh, Scotland. First release is a 7" when they were called Buba & The Shop Assistants.
The 'Shopping Parade' 7" is the first release as Shop Assistants. On this one you'll find the original version of 'All Day Long'. The 'I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You' 12" is the third release. Shop Assistants released a brilliant self-titled album. It is posted on the 1941424345 blog here. This blog suffered from deletion so I don't know if it's still up.

Shopping Parade 7" (Subway Organisation-Subway One-1985?)
1. All Day Long
2. Switzerland
3. All That Ever Mattered
4. It's Up To You

I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You 12" (Blue Guitar-AZURX 2-1986)
1. I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You
2. Looking Back
3. All Day Long (Slow Version)

Shop Assistants

8 comments:

Highlander said...

Champion Curious Guy - always preferred the 'Shopping Parade' EP version of 'All Day Long' to the album. Thanks for posting this.

English Paul said...

Great stuff - used to stand and stare all dreamily at Alex whenever I saw the Shoppies live.

Curious Guy - do you happen to have anything by another great Scottish band from the same era....THE DRAGSTERS ?

Have a pleasant weekend

Curious Guy said...

Hello Paul,
can't help you with The Dragsters. Don't know a lot of mid- to late-80's indie stuff.
A pleasant weekend to you too!

ieatrats said...

Wow, thanks for the Shop Assistants singles!

Anonymous said...

WOOP! Shoppies! Haven't heard these in ages (they're in a box in the garage somewhere of course!). Thanks for posting...

Blue Koyote said...

Cool, thanks !

Anonymous said...

Any chance you could re-up these tracks? Thanks in advance!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!