Friday, 14 September 2012

primal scream : gentle tuesday 12" ep

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A wee change from Orange Juice; who have been featured in quite a few recent SoYS posts. Here we have one of Primal Scream's early singles on the short-lived Elevation Records label. The band released this one plus the 'Imperial' single; as well as their debut (and dreadful) album 'Sonic Flower Groove' -from which the two singles were culled-  on that label before going back to Creation . The distribution and financial deal between Alan McGee and WEA collapsing due to lack of sales. Something that is understandable. If anyone has given the Byrds-influenced 'Sonic Flower Groove' album more than a cursory listen they'll know what I mean. As for this EP; it's not too hot either. At the time of its release I was a sucker big fan of the band and of Creation in general. I'd snap up anything that could be found at local or nearby record stores; particularly if it was by a Scottish band, and, believe me, where I lived, this sort of vinyl was pretty hard to find. Anyhow, I still have it but it's doubtful that it'll be on the turntable often. On the other hand, the artwork and Mike Laye photography are very nice indeed. So good you can almost hear those leather breeks they're wearing squeaking in the background. japanese forms

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

orange juice (4 EPs)

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Well, as promised in the previous post, I've been going through my vinyl storage boxes and have managed to dig out some of my Orange Juice vinyls. Haven't found, so far, all of the OJ discs that I possess but this will do as a start. Here we have 4 of the bands 12" EPs released on Polydor (except for the 'Felicity' ep which was a Postcard / Polydor release - it carries the Postcard "drumming kitten" logo on both the sleeve and labels). Sleeves are still in excellent condition and the vinyl is mint on all four. I really like the artwork on the 'Bridge' and particularly the Alwyn Clayden & Paul White artwork on 'Felicity' - looks so much better than portraits used on the other two. Mind you, Edwyn's quiff on 'What Presence' is a gold medal winner in the World Class Hair category. More up soon. japanese forms

Saturday, 1 September 2012

orange juice postcard (?)

Another find on the net. Supposed to be an Orange Juice postcard for the "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever" album. Can't recall this at all unless it was some kind of promotional thing. I copied the image from some Tumblr page* but, as usual, there was no information about its origin attached to the post. If anybody can help me out, I'll be glad to have any information on this. Anyhow, I'll be getting back to posting some original pics soon -notably a whole series of Orange Juice 12" singles that I've finally gotten out of the box that they've been stored in since my time in Glasgow in 2007-2008. japanese forms

 *Lots of people on Tumblr have been "borrowing" my own Sound of Young Scotland Flickr images for ages. It's next to impossible to prevent this on the web so its no real gripe as I occasionally "borrow" a pic too. Difference is that I always try to find out who took the photo and give it its credit if possible. It-really annoys me that there are assholes who "steal" my photos and post them as their own !

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