Pages

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Simon F - Gun (1986)

In which we imagine a world where the compact disc was introduced in 1980, and now-obscure artists and albums could be preserved for posterity...


First solo album by Simon Fellowes, formerly of the short-lived New Wave outfit Intaferon. The single "I Want You Back" was a cover of a Hoodoo Gurus song. "Baby Pain" is a rerecording of an earlier Intaferon single.

Simon F - Gun (1986)
  1. I Want You Back
  2. Baby Pain
  3. Baby Doll Love
  4. Phones
  5. Perfect World
  6. Million Miles From Happiness
  7. Hungry Life
  8. Mad Man Drum
  9. Dr. Christi
  10. Here Comes My Laugh
  11. I Want You Back (Dub Version)
  12. I Want You Back (Extended Version)
Download

29 comments:

Brent said...

woohoo!...I've been looking for this album for a long, long time! ..thanx buddY!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I have been looking for Simon F for ages too, don't suppose you have the "new york girl" song available please?
Would appreciate it, thank you!!
Anthony

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to say THANK YOU!! :)
Anthony

Anonymous said...

Hi sorry to be pedantic, but as an aussie I feel I must add proper credit where it is due. :)

The Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner actually wrote I Want You Back in 1984. So Simon F must have covered them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Want_You_Back_(Hoodoo_Gurus_song)

Anonymous said...

There was a British version of GUN (called GUN CONTROL) that substituted "Hold The Bunker" and "Breathless" for "I Want You Back" and "Baby Pain".

Graham said...

Hi all
Good to hear some 2008 enthusiasm for Simon F - I remember seeing him support King (Paul King - MTV w**ker - thats another story) at Leeds University UK in 85 or thereabouts - great gig.
I have mp3 copies of both Breathless and Hold The Bunker from the UK release - if anybody wants them I'd be happy to email to somebody who will host them or upload to a fileshare site (sorry don't want to open an account myself). Also have mp3 copies of some Intaferon stuff.
Let me know - grahambrown2004 AT hotmail DOT com.
Cheers all
Graham

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! Does anyone have a picture of the back cover?

Anonymous said...

I played this album (UK version) to death when I was a teenager after seeing Simon F on the King tour. But the vinyl on the record bubbled making it unplayable - and I've been searching for a copy ever since. You can't buy it anywhere. This has made my day. Cheers.

Kevin B. said...

Now if I could just find the Intaferon song "Elvis", I would be all set.

Anonymous said...

New york girl is available on youtube. :)

Threnody said...

THANK YOU!!

God I forgot how much I loved "Dr. Christi"

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was looking for this record for a lot of years.

Thanks from Brazil


Vini

Anonymous said...

I too have the vinyl copy of this album, but never expected to find a digital copy. tyvm!

Graham said...

I have a copy of Elvis too by Intaferon if anybody would like an MP3 copy. It isn't very good though. Probably the worst thing they did.

My email address is above in this list of posts somewhere.

Patrickworld said...

Where did you find this?! I was considering buying an MP3 turntable to transfer my vinyl. Thank you.

Rob said...

Thank you for sharing Gun. I have this on vinyl as well. BTW Some one asked about New York Girl. I actually have the CD of Simon F- Never Never Land which contains New York Girl. I would be willing to share it if anyone wants it.

Grebo said...

quote: "I actually have the CD of Simon F- Never Never Land which contains New York Girl. I would be willing to share it if anyone wants it."

Please, please, please yes.
I would greatly appreciate it!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I only had a mediocre cassette copy of the LP and was irritated I could never find a legit higher quality copy to obtain...even pay full price for!

Jon said...

This is definitely a great find. Thanks so much for posting this. I have this on vinyl somewhere in storage. It is so nice to have this in MP3 format.

Term Papers said...

This is unique information that First solo album by Simon Fellowes, formerly of the short-lived New Wave outfit Intaferon. The single "I Want You Back" was a cover of a Hoodoo Gurus song. "Baby Pain" is a rerecording of an earlier Intaferon single.

Candice said...

What Simon F song from Gun album has the words, "Sipping Vodka from the freezer?

Anonymous said...

Candice said: What Simon F song from Gun album has the words, "Sipping Vodka from the freezer?"

Pretty sure it's Dr. Cristi, but not positive yet.

Graham, thank you for posting this. i have been looking on and off for years, and never found it until now. THANK YOU! cheers!

Raech said...

Thank you so much. I have hunted for this since my cassette tape got eaten by the machine in 1999. I have looked all over since then to no avail. I listened to this tape since it was released. Words can not express how happy I am now.
-Raechel

liz said...

Thanks so much; I am so pleased to have that summer of 1980-something back! (I still have the cassette somewhere, but no longer have a cassette player, ironically.)

Anonymous said...

"Candice said
What Simon F song from Gun album has the words, "Sipping Vodka from the freezer?"

That would be PHONES : )

"When I cry like a baby
and moan like a lady
lay here touchin my reciever
sippin vodka from the freezer"

And yeah, that's from memory - this album really shaped my summer the year it came out!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for this to download for years. I even bought it on cassette on ebay just to listen to it. Thank you for putting it up.

Anonymous said...

I have several copies of this on vinyl!

TheDirk@Work said...

Fantastic - period. Speechless - thank you for the Simon F. contribution.

David Weingarten said...

Elvis is on the Intaferon ep "Get Out Of London" It would take me a while to dig out my copy and set up my usb turntable to make a mp3 copy.