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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Some Rare Vinyl Scraps

Thanks to everyone for participating in the 'vinyl vote' this week. I've already digitized the Spoons album Talkback and the Keep It Dark album 1st Down And Ten. Based on the latest poll, I will be doing The Silencers and New Musik next. Great choices too.

I've hit a technical snag in that my new mixer/preamp suddenly decided it only liked one channel. I may be retro but I'm not planning on working in mono anytime soon. So it will be a few days before hopefully I can get a replacement or a repair and be on my way again.

In the meantime, I've put together a short compilation of some of the odd singles and B-Sides I've been working on, most of which are quite rare and probably unknown to you lot. In the tradition of weird foreign compilations I have titled this Super Rare 80's!!! (Volume 1). I hope you enjoy these.

Super Rare 80's!!!
  1. Heyday - Come and Go (1986)
  2. Ice Cold In Alice - Throw Your Love Away (1989)
  3. Seeing Red - Ice (1985)
  4. Colour Code - Love Immunity (1984)
  5. Fire Next Time - Tears Are Nothing New (1988)
  6. Hitlist - High Treason (1986)
  7. Lemon Hearts - Honey From The Spoon (1987)
  8. This Other Eden - Heaven (1989)
  9. Love and Money - She Carved Her Name (1988)
  10. Indoor Games - All of Your Lies (1983)
[Update] This link has now been removed. I've now re-posted most of these individually elsewhere on the blog.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

COOL! And volume 1 of many, I hope!! :) The only one I've ever heard is Love and Money - She Carved Her Name (1988)

So thank you for all of these new gems!!!!

Adamsez said...

Heyday was a lovely band which worked the south London circuit hard in the mid-1980s. Come And Go was a one-single EMI trial (7- and 12-inch). The only other vinyl trace they left was a white label 12" cover of Mr Big Stuff in 1987.

Darren said...

Cheers for the Fire Next Time track. I always wondered what they sounded like after reading about them in the pages of the Record Mirror back in the 80s.

For some reason they stuck in the memory bank because of their association with the Socialist Workers Party (as mentioned in the Record Mirror article). What can I say? I'm an unashamed lefty type and that sort of mixing pop with obscure politics appeals to my better side.

Shame the track isn't that good. ;-)

Matthew Davis said...

As it happens I was the songwriter and guitarist in Heyday and I am touched that you included this track - and by Adamsez kind words. In case you're interested the B-side 'This Change of Yours' was covered by soul diva Angel Bofill in the States.

Lead singer, Louise Porter, had a follow up single released on Virgin and then went on to discover 'Mystique'.

I would love an mp3 of the song - only have a vinyl copy somewhere. happy to make a donation!

Cheers
Matt Davis

Matthew Davis said...

As it happens I was the songwriter and guitarist in Heyday and I am touched that you included this track - and by Adamsez kind words. In case you're interested the B-side 'This Change of Yours' was covered by soul diva Angel Bofill in the States.

Lead singer, Louise Porter, had a follow up single released on Virgin and then went on to discover 'Mystique'.

I would love an mp3 of the song - only have a vinyl copy somewhere. happy to make a donation!

Cheers
Matt Davis

mineforlife said...

Cheers Matt

I have now added links to related posts.