Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Shrubs - Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue LP

Another generous gift from Phil Long. Saves me from ripping this stunning album of The Shrubs.
Check my previous entry on The Shrubs for more info. I've posted both 12"s on Ron Johnson a while ago.
'Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue' was recorded at Emma's Koeienverhuurbedrijf in Amsterdam and produced by Dolf.
This one was also posted on the very short-lived Asparagus Tea blog. For those who missed it, here's a chance to listen to it.

Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue LP
(Ron Johnson-Z Ron 23-1987)
1. Mysterious Places
2. Luke
3. Fashion Show
4. Middle Men
5. Claykiln Mouth
6. Blackmailer's Heartache
7. Rivers Of Toads Flow Forever
8. Sinister Missions
9. John Corpse
10. Hail Chauffeurs
11. Serial Revelry
12. Farmers
13. Faith
14. Albert Ross



Anonymous said...

Great band, thanks for this.

Hope you have some more goth albums like the one you post before even though don't like it so much...but is great havin' it.
Sorry for the english.

Anonymous said...

o.k., you hit a spot again. thanx phil. now my requests (i asked if i may do, and i do):
v.a. - the first after epiphany
blue ridge production
stump & holger hiller (prod.)
kilgore trout
broken jug
a witness
jon wayne
big flame
honolulu moutain daffodiles
the imperial pompadours
so, i pour out my heart. thanx thanx thanx, maurice

Rhodri said...

This was possibly my favourite album during my teenage years. A fantastic record.

Re the above requests from Maurice: I have several of these. Also note that Jackdaw With Crowbar have, incredibly, reformed:


wow, amazing blog, thanks for the amazing dedication to the outter rims of the musical/non musical universe

Curious Guy said...

Maurice, have the following on vinyl:
Kilgore Trout 1st 12"
A Witness - Loudhailer Songs 12"
A Witness LP (has been reissued on CD)
Big Flame - 12" on Constrictor
V/A First After Epiphany LP
for Jackdaw With Crowbar, try hassle Ant (see link in sidebar) for these ;)

Rhodri, gonna check the JWC myspace site. What's this with all those bands reforming?

Anonymous said...

Other than their track on the 'C86' tap (all those years ago), I didn't know anything by the Shrubs. So this album and the two preceding eps came as a revelation to me. WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

hi, here's anything you want from bIG fLAME:

Curious Guy said...

Thanks for the link anon. Full link here:

Anonymous said...

Excellent stuff in your blog! Very many thanks for RJ stuff. May I leave a wish post: out-of-print A Witness records (Loudhailer Songs EP)& maybe Great Leap FWD. Death by Milkfloat too. Ron Johnson and Vinyl Drip records were so good. Regards. d.

Anonymous said...

Martin Partition said...

Timelessly brilliant and still my favourite album ever, even after all these years. Great that there are bands today, notably Sarandon, keeping the spirit of Ron Johnson records alive.

Donna said...

Hello! Thank you for your amazing blog! could you possible re-up the link to the SHRUBS album? Many thanks!


Curious Guy said...

New link Donna. Sorry for the wait. Enjoy!