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Empty box: two batteries, 'toy not included'

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This afternoon

Huge burrito and a Brewdog Dead Pony Club at Illegal Jack’s, trying not to stare at the very pretty elf in the corner.  Then bookshop window-shopping (Ooh, got that/had that/my copy’s better nick/ they’ll never sell that/binned that/how much!/etc etc) that eventually left me looking down on Brewdog itself from Southbridge.

There was more beer.

Funny that…

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12 Plays
Echo And The Bunnymen
Do It Clean (Live Royal Albert Hall London, July 18th 1983)

I’ve got a handful of this…

Echo And The Bunnymen - Do It Clean (Royal Albert Hall 18th July 1983)

After playing for forty minutes, ending with an immense, protracted Over The Wall, the band wandered briefly off-stage only to return with a blistering two-number encore, lasting the better part of another fifteen minutes.  Preceded by Crocodiles, this was the last track.  It turned up many years later on digital but first it made an appearance on the b side of the 12” of The Killing Moon, which is where this is taken from.  DeFreitas had been going apeshit all the way through but for the encore Will Sergeant also got decidedly frisky and the result is that this is a stone groove.

You can see it here from 47:20.

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50 Plays
Echo & the Bunnymen
Ashes To Ashes (Stars Are Stars)

Echo And The Bunnymen - Ashes To Ashes (1979)

An oddity, of sorts.  This is the version of Stars Are Stars from the first Peel session in August 1979 (recorded 15th, transmitted 22nd).  But taken from the cassette free-inclusion with the shrinkwrapped 1983 7” of The Cutter, with the alternative (original) titles.  Slightly NR’d for hissy tape.

Courtney Love's other dead-ex Pete DeFreitas does not play on this session, he hadn’t joined at the time.  This is basically the line up that gave them their name; "Echo" being the drum machine.  Here programmed by David Balfe who also provided keyboards for the session, pre-Teardrop Explodes.

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41 Plays
The Ruts
West One (Shine On Me) (With intro by Henry Rollins)

fremsley:

Traffic island castaway…

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With thanks to the girl who reminded me I posted this over two years ago.

Malcolm Owen.  The Ruts.  Everyone remembers Ian.  Usually for the wrong reasons.  But few remember Malcolm, a less esoteric, more visceral  dynamic.  But no less important.  And West One was a MUCH more significant single/track than fucking Babylon’s Burning.  By degrees of magnitude.  As with Atmosphere/Dead Souls towering over Love Will Tear Us Apart.

People never fucking get it; they just follow the herd.

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DC 'Identity Crisis' Absolute Edition has major printing error. No-one notices for THREE YEARS.

I love this.  Laughed like a drain when I read it.  Sort of underlines my assertion that Comic COLLECTORS aren’t comic READERS, as anybody who actually takes them out of the fucking cellophane may just have noticed…

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8 Plays
Rose Of Avalanche
LA Rain

The Rose Of Avalanche - L.A. Rain 12” (LiL, 1985)

Whilst they were contemporary of the many Goth bands that infested Leeds in the eighties, and indeed, drew the same fans at gigs and drank in the same pubs, Rose Of Avalanche were not a goth band.  Their influences from the sixties and seventies may well have drawn on the same core as the other local bands but they tended to lean more towards Psychedelic Rock, especially that of the Californian persuasion.

Their own music was definitely more tinged with the first half of the seventies, albeit slowed right down, almost spoken rather than sung, but appealed strongly to the indie/post-punk crowd as much as old school rock fans.  A shame that their label mismanagement and the surrounding farrago screwed everything up for them.  They put out something like seven albums none the less, but with a musical chairs personnel pattern.  Could have been something else entirely, something that reflected this fabulous start.

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10 Plays
New Order
Hour (Live Hoboken NJ)

New Order - Hour (Live, Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ, 20th September 1980)

A short early track, never committed to studio vinyl or otherwise, as with the previously posted Homage.  Not a bad recording at all if you excuse the fact that the vocal is almost inaudible.  This was the period, not long after Ian Curtis’s death, that the three remaining members were experimenting, taking turns on vocals and this is Peter Hook.  From Grieving In The Shadows.

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The Jesus And Mary Chain - Family Tree, NME, 15th September 1990
This is a downloadable image.  It’s 9Mb plus, so you can blow it up to very big without losing resolution.  There is a stupid size one at 28Mb (or 30Mb if you want it with the original tinting and page-yellowing on the folds of the composite sections) should you have a predilection for printing it onto a bed sheet… Ask nicely and I’ll find a way to get it to you.
As with The Cult Family Tree this was originally a photopost before it was a scan.  Originally posted on July 12th 2013 when, along with a bunch of other significant clippings, it turned up amongst my poor vinyl.  Later, around February this year, I posted a large high-res scan made up of composite pieces jigsawed back into a whole.  Sadly it wasn’t satisfactory so I deleted it almost immediately, fully intending to put it back up properly soon after, when I could re-work the individual scans, as I said so in the similar The Cure post.
Well, stuff happens.  Not least a major house move, but here it is.

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Family Tree, NME, 15th September 1990

This is a downloadable image.  It’s 9Mb plus, so you can blow it up to very big without losing resolution.  There is a stupid size one at 28Mb (or 30Mb if you want it with the original tinting and page-yellowing on the folds of the composite sections) should you have a predilection for printing it onto a bed sheet… Ask nicely and I’ll find a way to get it to you.

As with The Cult Family Tree this was originally a photopost before it was a scan.  Originally posted on July 12th 2013 when, along with a bunch of other significant clippings, it turned up amongst my poor vinyl.  Later, around February this year, I posted a large high-res scan made up of composite pieces jigsawed back into a whole.  Sadly it wasn’t satisfactory so I deleted it almost immediately, fully intending to put it back up properly soon after, when I could re-work the individual scans, as I said so in the similar The Cure post.

Well, stuff happens.  Not least a major house move, but here it is.

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