Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cry Of The Innocent - Susan's Story 12"


One of those promising bands that went completely into oblivion.
Cry Of The Innocent were from the Birmingham area. My copy has a promo insert with alot of live reviews which are all very positive. They do get compared alot with early U2, but that's something that happened in the UK to some bands like The Chameleons as well (much to the dislike of Mark Burgess). Other state influences of The Stranglers, The Undertones or The Cure.
It's a bit weird that Cry Of The Innocent never released anything on a UK label. Their 1st single 'Still Forever' was released by themselves I guess. Think I only came across 1 copy for sale on the net. This 12" was released on an obscure one-off label in France. Both records are quite rare these days.
So what makes or breaks a promising band? You decide.

Susan's Story 12" (La Stillette Disques-Face 1/2-1983?)
1. Susan's Story
2. Someday Remember
3. Winter

Susan's Story

18 comments:

Tydalwave said...

Thanks for your interesting blog! You requested 'any decent cold wave /synth' stuff, here's a totally obscure but nevertheless great band from Germany featured on my blog called "Bad Baby".(http://feelinkindafroggy.blogspot.com/2008/11/bad-baby.html)

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I am looking for the one and only album of LONG PIG - "OF LOVE AND ADDICTION" released by Anagram in 1984.

Do you have this one? Can you post it? Or maybe you know where I can find it in blogosphere?

Stan.

Curious Guy said...

Hi Stan, can't help you on this one but I'll be looking around if I can find a copy (but I have some other priorities to deal with now).
Tydalwave, I'll check Bad Baby.

Anonymous said...

hi my names gary and i am the drummer from longpig and i have a copy of the album

Fritz die Spinne said...

Gary,
Long Pig put out a great album. I'd love to hear more about your band.

Were there other recordings besides the LP?

I just popped it on for a listen again when I saw this post.

Anonymous said...

hi fritz we also released why do people find each other strange on a 12 inch single plus the batsong on an independant label.if you want and if you leave me your contact details i can forward you a copy of the batsong single version.glad you love our album gary.

Curious Guy said...

Hi Gary, thanks for leaving a comment here. Just ordered the 1st 12" of Longpig. Never heard your band before so I'll try to get Longpig records. Seems I'm missing something.

Fritz die Spinne said...

Hey Gary,
I overlooked this reply way back when. I posted the LP on my blog in response to CUrious Guy's posting. You can email me at grausig13(at)yahoo.com

Nan and grandad said...

Hey mate!

My dad is the drummer for cry of the innocent! Barry Cashmore. They're not together anymore, and turning down that record deal was indeed, a daft idea. I'm his son Luke, so amazed to find the music reviewed online. I've got a tape he gave to me with some stuff prior to this which we want to get up on youtube, I'll post it when it's done.

this has totally made his day.

Curious Guy said...

Hi! Thanks for leaving a comment here. Say hell to your dad. The 7" can be found here as well. Now I would like to know the story of turning down that Beggars Banquet deal?

Anonymous said...

File is deleted. Please reupload.

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

The lead singer was Lee J, now Lee Pistolero from Gypsy Pistoleros

Lee Pistolero said...

Im Lee J, lead singer from Cry of the Innocent. Im now Lee Pistolero from GYPSY PISTOLEROS . The Beggars Banquet story was legendary

Lee Pistolero said...

Hi folks, im Lee Jones ( Pistolero) nowadays! Now of GYPSY PISTOLEROS! Once upon a dream, lead singer for Cry of the Innocent! phoenix, contact me & i'll give you the Beggars Banquet story! Mr.Mills was staggered!

Immortelle said...

Could you be so kind to reupload it. Many thanks!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!