Saturday, May 10, 2008
V/A Hicks From The Sticks LP
This seminal compilation album kindly donated by English Paul. There are a few pressings of this one. First editions originally on Antilles, also Rockburgh and later repressed on Ariola. In 1985, there's another pressing on Thunderbolt but the title has been changed to 'Future Shock'.
Airkraft: song taken from their only 7" released in 1980.
Expelaires: song taken from their 2nd 7". Has Craig Adams (later The Sisters Of Mercy and The Mission), David Wolfenden (Later Red Lorry Yellow Lorry), Carl Harper (later Girls At Our Best) and Grape (later 3000 Revs and Groovin' With Lucy)
Clock DVA: wellknown band with Adi Newton with records on Industrial and Fetish. Later members in The Anti Group and The Box. Clock DVA albums can be found on a few blogs.
Music for Pleasure: song taken from the first 7". More of them can be found on Mutant Sounds.
Nightmares In Wax: song from the 'Birth Of A Nation 7". More of them on Music..isms. With Peter Burns later of Dead Or Alive.
Ada Wilson & Keep In Dark: Ada Wilson was also in Tattoo Hosts Vision On! which released an album on Ambergris in 1980.
Modern Eon: song taken from the Pieces 7" EP. After a few 7"s they released the 'Fiction Tales'LP on Dindisc. You can find that one on Systems Of Romance.
Medium Medium: song taken from the 1979 7". Had a culthit with 'Hungry, So Angry'. John Rees Lewis & Nigel Kingston Stone later in C Cat Trance.
Radio 5: track taken from their only 7" on Rockburgh.
They Must Be Russians: One of the longer running bands here. Formed in 1979 and split up in 1986 with releases on Fresh, First Floor and Native.
Section 25: no introduction necessary. Legendary Factory band.
Art Failure: no further info I could find.
I'm So Hollow: great postpunk from Sheffield. One 7" and one album. Can be found on Annie's Animal.
Wah! Heat: early Wah! incarnation. Formed in 1979 by Pete Wylie, one of the Crucial Three members. Early Wah! is way underrated. Check the 1st album on L'Invitation Au Suicide.
Stranger Than Fiction: synthwave band with one 7" on Ambergris.
The Distributors: B-side of the 'Wireless' 7". One of the 1st bands on Red Rhino.
V/A Hicks From The Sticks LP (Rockburgh Records-ROC 111-1980)
1. Airkraft - Move In Rhythm
2. Expelaires - Sympathy (Don't Be Taken In)
3. Clock DVA - You're Without Sound
4. Music For Pleasure - The Human Factor
5. Nightmares In Wax - Shangri-La
6. Ada Wilson & Keep In Dark - Head In The Clouds
7. Modern Eon - Choreography
8. Medium Medium - Them Or Me
9. Radio 5 - True Colours
10. They Must Be Russians - Where Have I Seen You
11. Section 25 - After Image
12. Art Failure - Gimmick
13. I'm So Hollow - I Don't Know
14. Wah! Heat - Hey Disco Joe
15. Stranger Than Fiction - Immortal In Mirrors
16. The Distributors - TV Me
Hicks From The Sticks