Saturday, September 17, 2011

Paradise Now - I'm So Glad 7"


Pretty obscure 7" from unknown UK band Paradise Now.  They were from South Shields, Tyne + Wear, close to Newcastle.
Indie postpunk tunes here. No info on the band to be find though.

I got this copy from an ebay-seller that sells stuff that isn't listed anywhere else, not even on Discogs (well now it is). I think the seller worked for a zine as the records come with promo or handwritten letter from the band. Paradise Now even claim to be the best thing to come out of the Newcastle area since Brown Ale!

I'm So Glad 7" (Scratch Records-SR1-1985)
1. I'm So Glad I Found You
2. My Tears

Paradise Now

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great 7" but don't forget Zoviet France from Newcastle, one of the greatest projects ever :)

Curious Guy said...

Zoviet France off course! Really into them. Sam them years ago in a church here in Belgium.
Actually, it's the band's opinion on being the best in Newcastle, not mine ;)

hallometsteven said...

Great one. Thanks! Mixes great into Propaganda's "Jewel" [ Cut Rough ] :-)

Emma said...
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MonikerAddiction said...

please tell me you have a mirror!

Curious Guy said...

New link for Paradise Now. Enjoy!

MonikerAddiction said...

Curious Guy, thank you s-so much!!!! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljq9tvQZXB1qfvy6c.gif

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Anonymous said...

The singer and the bass player were in the Angelic Upstarts for their first gig at Jarrow civic hall, the singer played drums at that gig.

Phil R said...

Hi

My brother was the drummer and his name was Bob Rowland who was also in The Fauves a punk band from South Shields which also featured Leon Slawinski, Bri Smith and my other brother Chris Rowland who played bass guitar. They also had a band called Revolving Doors. I can be contacted on thunderbirdsport885@hotmail.co.uk if you want any further info. I have about 5 copies of that single!

Phil R said...

My brother is the drummer and they are all connected with The Fauves, and Revolving Doors from South Shields, knew Leon very well, good guy!

Anonymous said...

Ski. hodge and bri smith were members of the original angelic upstarts.that played jarrow civic hall.i was there it was an amazing gig.they left the band to form the fauves who had a great following but split.then later formed paradise now.they released a single but dont no whatever happenend to them.

Anonymous said...

I was also at the first upstarts gig at jarrow.it was brilliant i remember the whole place went up fights broke out all over the place.mensi and bri smith pulled me and my mate out of the crowd and took us back stage.those were the days

Anonymous said...

Paradise now.were formed in the early 80s ski vocals. mark carr guitar.bri smith bass.bob rowland drums.shaun sullivan sax.great band followed them around the north.i was gutted when they split.top band

Anonymous said...

Info on paradise now.line up ski vocals mark carr guitar.bri smith bass.bob rowland drums.shaun sullivan sax.formed in the early 80s.ski and bri were origanal members of the angelic upstarts.they released a single in 1985 off thier own back on scratch records 500 copies.sold out straight away.

Anonymous said...

Mint band the fauves