I've had this one a long, long time. Purchased from Virgin Records in Manchester when it was at the bottom of Market Street. There's a flaw in the pressing, which is probably why it was priced at 49p. An LP on the estimable Object Records for only 49p. How could I resist? It's a great pop record. By no means perfect, but when it gets it right it really gets it right. They released a second, self-released LP which I may upload in future, but it's not a patch on this one. Click on the labels to link to a copy of their tremendous final single, Joanne.
Mo mo mo Man... Or Astro-Man? I've had this one in draft form for months so it felt right that I release it ahead of a bunch of other stuff. According to the Astro-Man? Ad Nauseum blog there were 900 copies of this Cincinatti-sourced release. It's also one of the very few MOA? releases which plays at 45rpm. Tracks are Complex 34, Space Helmet, Alpha Surfari and Manta Ray. The latter two are covers; the first of a Surfaris track, the second a faithful rendition of a Pixies original.
Considering how much The June Brides meant to me for a brief period in 1985 I'm amazed by how unfamiliar I am with the track, Disneyland, on the flip of this release. Bear in mind this is a single that's been in my possession for twenty seven years. It's clearly the early onset of dementia. Or terminal drunk brain. The A-side also sounds too slow. Probably a hangover from seeing them live on many occasions.
Anyhoo, it's good poppy stuff. The Brides are back amongst us again, releasing a flurry of formats on Occultation and popping up at various venues and hostelries. Check 'em out.
Hey! It looks like we're back. And just in time to post this Xmas treat I've been saving up all year. I've also been working on the Sympathy Xmas Tens and will upload them if I get the chance to finish off the tagging before tomorrow night