Monday, 30 September 2013

Postcard - Tees & Babygrows

Postcard drumming kitten : Junior tees & babygrows
Available from: AED

Sunday, 29 September 2013

MAry Chain : Automatic Tour flyer, 1990

The Jesus and Mary Chain : Automatic Tour Flyer. Hollywood Palladium, 1990


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Juice on the loose in Paisley.

Juice on the loose in Paisley.
From Sounds, 1980
Words : Maxwell Park
Photo: Ian Graham.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Shop Assistants : Shopping Parade EP

Shop Assistants : Shopping Parade EP
Subway Organization (1985)
Image ©japanese forms

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Stephen McRobbie - The Pastels, 1986

Stephen McRobbie - The Pastels, 1986
Photo ©Jim Barr

From 'A Scene in Between' ©Sam Knee

Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Youthful Jesus and Mary Chain

A youthful Jesus and Mary Chain line up, 1985
(Bobby Gillespie, Douglas Hart, William Reid)
from 'A Scene in Between' ©Sam Knee
Photo ©Valerie Hicks

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Orange Juice : Piling on the Juice

Orange Juice : Piling on the Juice
From Melody Maker, April, 1984
Photo: unknown

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Pastels : Summer Rain - A C60 of Pastels music

The Pastels : Summer Rain  - A C60 of Pastels music (1995 - 2013)
Released for Cassette Store Day 2013 - Domino Records - WIGMC323
Image ©japanese forms

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

the jesus and mary chain darklands ep (10” vinyl)

the jesus and mary chain
darklands ep (10” vinyl)
darklands/ rider / here it comes again / on the wall (porta studio demo)
blanco y negro (1987)
neg 29te

From the time when The Jesus and Mary Chain were at their very best. Seems like only yesterday when I bought this but it was actually released all of 26 years ago! The “Darklands" song, as with the eponymously named album, has a much more melodic sound than that of their previous singles but, as far as I’m concerned, it's just as good as anything else they released back in those halycon days . I really like the artwork as well which includes photographs from videos made by Tim Broad and John Maybury and graphic design by Helen Backhouse.

Image © japanese forms

Friday, 13 September 2013

Josef K : Heaven Sent 12" ep (back)

Josef J
Heaven Sent :12” ep [front cover]
Supreme International Editions
Edition 87-7 (1987)
(see previous post for more details)

Image ©japanese forms

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Josef K : Heaven Sent 12" ep (front)

Josef K
Heaven Sent : 12” ep [front cover] 
Supreme International Editions 
Edition 87-7 (1987)

Bit of a rarity this one I suppose. I’ve no idea how many copies of this release were ever pressed or sold. Features one track ‘Heaven Sent’, from a John Peel Session recorded in 1981; a demo version of ‘Radio Drill Time’ as well as two tracks from Josef K’s then unreleased ‘Sorry For Laughing’ album which should have been issued by Postcard Records way back in 1980. Supreme International Editions was a label which was run by former Josef K manager, Alan Cambell -who also handled Paul Haig’s solo career for a couple of years in the 80s. The label also released the band’s ‘Young & Stupid’ album. Frankly, I don’t know much about this label or any of the other stuff released on it. A quick search on the web didn’t bring up much information I’m afraid. A wee look at the official Josef K site is worthwhile and has been recently updated. Anyhow, if you want to know what Paul Haig’s up to nowadays you can check out his Twitter or his Paul Haig Music website. He has some exciting new releases on the agenda.

Image ©japanese forms

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Pastels : ‘London ICA’ + ‘Session, Demos, & Rehearsals’ tapes.

Cassette Store Day 07 September 2013

The Pastels : ‘London ICA’ + ‘Session, Demos, & Rehearsals’ tapes.
Image courtesy of & ©PiperGatesDesign

Friday, 6 September 2013

Teenage Fanclub : Star Sign EP - 4-track promo cassette tape
Cassette Store Day 07 September 2013

Teenage Fanclub : Star Sign EP - 4-track promo cassette tape

Image ©japanese forms

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Jesus and Mary Chain : Psychocandy (poster)

The Jesus and Mary Chain : Psychocandy (poster)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Stephen Pastel : ‘Alphaville-esque’

Stephen Pastel : ‘Alphaville-esque’ (Glasgow Subway, 1984)
Image ©Annabel Wright

From Sam Knee’s forthcoming book : ‘A Scene in Between'

Monday, 2 September 2013

Edwyn captures some sounds

Edwyn captures some sounds.
(Edwyn Collins, Mojo 1997)
Image ©unknown
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