Tuesday, 29 April 2014

NME Playing Cards


I thought that there might be an Orange Juice/Edwyn Collins playing card in this set of NME playing cards but unfortunately there isn't one. On the other hand there are two featuring Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) and Jim and William Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain). The original photographs used on these cards are by Kevin Cummins -whom most folks know for his legendary shots of Joy Division.
You can have a look at the full set here. I've had them ever since the pack was given away free with the New Musical Express in 1991.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Strawberry Switchblade (poster)





































 

Strawberry Switchblade (album poster)
Courtesy of & ©Gold Mine Trash

Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Audience That Fell To Earth







































The Audience That Fell To Earth:
Billy MacKenzie & Paul Haig, Live in Edinburgh, 1986

Friday, 25 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Simply Thrilled...


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Simply Thrilled : The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records*

Well, I was indeed "simply thrilled" when I found this review copy of Simon Goddard's Postcard Records book in my letter box this morning. Would like to thank Maria Hughes at Random House for sending it to me. Will be writing/posting a review of the book very soon. Stay tuned!

image ©japanese forms

*Available @ Amazon

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Funky Glasgow Then - Postcard Map


'Funky Glasgow Then' - Postcard Map

Free when buying a copy of: Simon Goddard's 'Simply Thrilled : The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records' in Scotland on Record Store Day

Available @ Amazon

Read Andrew R, Hill's (Dora Maar) review of it @ Blasted

Monday, 21 April 2014

Two Super Singles...



Two Super Singles One Lovely Label 2 Glorious Groups (Promo poster)

via & ©Paul Burridge - Postcard Records of Scotland Fan Page

Friday, 18 April 2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Record Store Day





Simply Thrilled : The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records
Available @ Amazon

For those lucky enough to be in either Glasgow or Edinburgh on Saturday 19th of April (Record Store Day) or the 20th of April you can pick up a copy -and a free "Postcard Glasgow" map- at two Q&A events with the author, Simon Goddard.

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Jesus And Mary Chain : Riot!

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - ‘Riot : North London Polytechnic, 15/3/85’
Box set includes 2 postcards & 3 button badges.

Fierce Panda Recordings - Fright046A
image ©japanese forms

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Drumming Kitten - Postcard Records logo


Original Louis Wain drawing from which Postcard Records got their ‘drumming kitten’ logo.

Friday, 11 April 2014

10 Whoppers from The Jesus And Mary Chain


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10 Whoppers from the Jesus and Mary Chain - ©japanese forms

Postcard included in the ‘Riot - North London Polytechnic, 15/3/85’
Fierce Panda Recordings - Fright046A

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Orange Juice - London '81

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Orange Juice live @ The Venue, London, August 1981
©Justin Thomas

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Sound of Young Scotland - Uncut, 2005



http://lovesick-blueboy.tumblr.com/post/81695468454/simon-goddards-postcard-records-article-uncut

This week I posted a couple of shots from “Simply Thrilled : The Sound of Young Scotland” article that appeared in Uncut in 2005; I have the intention of posting more of my own shots but for those who want to see and read the full Simon Goddard article you can check it out at Lovesick/Blueboy.

You can even download all of it at the Postcard Records Of Scotland Fan Page.
(Visit Lovesick / Blueboy for link).

Monday, 7 April 2014

Orange Juice “The Felicity” Flexi Session J-card


Orange Juice “The Felicity” Flexi Session tape J-card

Original photo : ©Harry Papadopoulos

A cassette that was included with some copies of the "Rip It Up" 7" Single POSP 547, February 1983, as The Felicity Flexi Session: The Formative Years.

Recorded by Malcolm Ross on cassette from a show @ Teviot Row, Edinburgh on April 21st 1979. Same show where The Felicity Flexi was recorded.

Uncut - Sound of Young Scotland #2


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Simply Thrilled : The Sound of Young Scotland
#2 - from an 8-page spread in Uncut : Take 95 (April 2005)
©japanese forms

 ©Credits to original photographs used in Simon Goddard's article : Tom Sheehan, Robert Sharp, Andy Hanson, Franceso Mellina , Peter Anderson, David Corio, Harry Papadopoulos.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Uncut - Sound of Young Scotland #1


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Simply Thrilled : The Sound of Young Scotland
#1 - from an 8-page spread in Uncut : Take 95 (April 2005)
©japanese forms

©Credits to original photographs used in Simon Goddard's article : Tom Sheehan, Robert Sharp, Andy Hanson, Franceso Mellina , Peter Anderson, David Corio, Harry Papadopoulos.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Barbed Wire Kisses (Biography)



Barbed Wire Kisses : The Jesus And Mary Chain biography by Zoë Howe
Paperback edition available from independent music retailers on
Record Store Day in the U.K.

Otherwise, available from the 19th of May in the US and the UK.
via SlicingUpEyeballs

Friday, 4 April 2014

Bobby Gillespie & Jim Reid


Bobby Gillespie & Jim Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain), hunker down.

The Rough Trade roof, February-ish, 1985
source & ©William Reid Collection

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Carolyn Allen - The Wake


The Wake's Carolyn Allen & Yamaha DX7

source & ©unknown

On my desk - A Scene in Between


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'A Scene In Between' by Sam Knee

A ‘must-have’ book for anyone at all interested in UK indie music in the 80s. Features lots a photos of SoYS’s favourites: Orange Juice, Josef K, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pastels, etc. [image ©japanese forms]

Grateful thanks to Gianni Motti Assistant & Outrelenoir for this wonderful gift.

Original photo credits: ©James Finch (left) ©BRT/RTBF (right)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Simply Thrilled : The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records


Simply Thrilled : The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records

Simon Goddard : Available @ Amazon