Saturday, July 28, 2007
Janitors - The In Tape Years
Another interesting band that released some records on Marc Riley's In Tape label. Cool mix of noisepop and punkabilly.
The 'Chicken Stew' 7" was their first release but suffers from poor production. The sound is muddy and you can barely hear the drums. Follow-up is the 'Thunderhead' mini-album. The sound improved a lot as with their 'Good To Be The King' 7". After this release they left In Tape and released some records on Abstract: the 'Deafhead' LP, 'Family Fantastic' and 'Moonshine' 12"s and the 'Halfway To Happening' 7".
The Janitors were requested a long time ago by English Paul. It's possible that he will contribute some music from time to time on this blog so keep your eyes and ears open!
Chicken Stew 7" (In Tape-IT 017-1985)
1. Chicken Stew
2. The Devil's Gone To Whitley Bay
Thunderhead MLP (In Tape-IT Twenty Eight-1986)
1. Thunderhead Johnny
3. Both Ends Burning
4. Really Shrinking
5. Mexican Kitchen
6. Wall Star
7. Track Eating Baby
Good To Be The King 7" (In Tape-IT 031-1986)
1. Good To Be The King
2. Wall Star