Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Scarecrows - 12"s

Here's both releases of Birmingham indie band The Scarecrows. Formed in 1982 out of the ashes of Bible Belt (with Dave Kusworth).
The original idea was to be a pop band although Jeremy Thirlby was added as guitarplayer as the songs lacked edge.
Sometimes the band got lumped in with the goth stuff much to the disgrace of some of the members while the others didn't mind.
The Scarecrows played with Balaam And The Angel, Gene Loves Jezebel and The Waterboys.
For a complete history of the band, check Jeremy's myspace blog.
The Deep End 12" has an interesting cover of 'Submission' by The Sex Pistols.
Swordfish Records was a local label that also released stuff by Lilac Time, Zodiac Motel, Surf Drums and Dave Kusworth.

Napalm With Silver 12" (Swordfish Records-SWF 001-1984)
1. Napalm With Silver
2. The Birdman Of Alcohol
3. Vaudeville
4. Y'Can't Hold The Light

The Deep End.Jade 12" (Swordfish Records-SWF 002-1984)
1. The Deep End
2. Jade
3. Submission

The Scarecrows

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sardine V - Sabotage / Sudan 7"

Follow-up to the great 12" posted here a while ago. This 7" was released in 1982, prior to the 'I Hate You' 12".
Got the raw wav's from bX-59cppw and transferred them to HQ mp3's for you all.
I know it has been posted on another blog some time ago but I wasn't very happy with the 128 kbps rip of the B-side of this great 7".
For more info, check my previous entry on Sardine V and especially the comments!
Great postpunk with Ian Rilen (RIP) of Rose Tattoo and X, and his wife Stephanie.

Sabotage / Sudan 7" (White Label Records-K8582-1982)
1. Sabotage
2. Sudan

Sardine V

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Beethoven - Him Goolie Goolie Man, Dem 12"

Not the classical composer off course but the follow-up band of Five Go Down To The Sea?. Probably the same line-up of the previous band, just a name change.
Recorded just before singer Connelly's tragic death.
This 12" was the first release on big indie label Setanta who would later release stuff by A House, The Divine Comedy, Richard Hawley and Edwyn Collins.
Dedicated to my Limburg follower who will certainly enjoy this!

Him Goolie Goolie Man, Dem 12" (Setanta-SET 001-1989)
1. Day Tripper
2. Jehovah's Wombles (Yaweh)
3. Two Samies
4. Channel Blocks?
5. Wince...


Friday, July 01, 2011

Forced Nostalgia

Here's a bit of promo for my good friend FDV of Plague Recordings. As Plague is on a hiatus for a while, he now concentrates on releasing mostly vinyl albums of out-of-print/unreleased before recordings. Very diverse stuff but all equally interesting. Check out the Soundcloud player.
The records are available through Boomkat, Forced Exposure and a few others. Follow the link to the FN website for more details.

We are a record label dedicated to releasing archival material from the analogue electronic underground dating from the post-punk heyday of the late 70s to the mid 90s. Our program takes in a wayward selection of often unreleased, mostly unheard and overlooked material from tape music to industrial, from bossa-pop to proto-techno, and from drone to out and out analogue experimentation. The vast majority of the music now being made available on vinyl for the very first time.

Forced Nostalgia

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