Monday, 1 August 2011

Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up. Creation Records 7". CRE 20.

Another one from my good friend, Richard, and a record I was surprised to find he owned. Meat Whiplash were one of the second wave of bands signed to Creation following the massive success of their twelth single release, Upside Down by Jesus & Marychain. The single seems to be, deliberately or not, an attempt by Creation to follow up on the success of the Marychain debut by releasing something that sounds not a million miles away from the Beach Boys and feedback template the Reid Brothers had patented. I saw this band just the once, on Sunday, 20 October 1985, supporting Primal Scream and The Weather Prophets at The Clarendon Ballroom in London. The singer was wearing flared leather trousers. At the time it felt very much like a full stop for that scene. The single is, despite my witterings, pretty good. Enjoy.

Meat Whiplash - Don't Slip Up. Creation Records 7". CRE 20.

5 comments:

  1. I love Upside Downnnn. Good Post!

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  2. Yeah, great 45... great Peel session too (if you can find it).

    Leather flares though, are you SURE???

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    1. In comparison to the skinny-fit leather troosers Bobby Gillespie sported, and alongside the leather jeans favoured by Peter Astor, these could only be considered leather flares. The only thing worse would have been leather bowie pants, and I'm pretty sure I've seen them at one point or another over the years.

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    2. thanks for sharing this gem.
      was at that gig at the clarendon also....meat whiplash blew everybody else away that night!

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  3. thanks for this!
    was at that gig at clarendon ballroom too...meat whiplash blew everyone else away!

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