Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Everest The Hard Way - Tightrope 12"

Another contribution by Burl Veneer.
This is the sole release of new wave band Everest The Hard Way. Also released as a 7", but here you get the 12" with an extended version of the title track and 2 extra tracks. Think early Simple Minds, Music For Pleasure,... Could have been better known if they continued but are now completely forgotten.
This 12" was issued on Do It Records, run by Robin Scott of M (with the hitsong 'Pop Muzik'). Other bands on Do It were Adam & The Ants, early Yello, Snakefinger and even Renaldo & The Loaf. First 7" 'Moderne Man' of M also released on Do It.

Tightrope 12" (Do It Records-DUN 17-1982)
1. Tightrope
2. Quarter To Six
3. When You're Young
4. Take The Strain



dark_path said...

the title-track sounds a lil
bit like "Theme For Great Cities" from
Simple Minds, but i like this track
from ETHW much more..!

maybe you can help me identify the
song on my first blog..! ;)


Anonymous said...

Had this EP back in 1983 and was very fond of it. Now I had forgotten it completely, and it is just great music. The songwriting is better than nearly everything that is written today. Thank you so much to help keeping this from being forgotten! Wolfgang

robertzombie said...

This is brilliant! Thank you so much for this blog, it's a goldmine! I've been downloading literally everything for the past few days, I know what I'll be doing for the next few weeks! =D

StigLazlo said...

I had the great pleasure of seeing them 3 times in small venues in London, an excellent little live band, with an enigmatic and quirky lead singer/guitarist. I guess the slog of coming all the way down to London (the Hard Way?) for no recognition finally did them in.

Anonymous said...

Hi, links are down. Re-up would be appreciated.

Curious Guy said...

New link for Everest The Hard Way. Enjoy!

immortelle89 said...

Could you please reupload it? Thank you in advance!

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!