30 August 2015

VERSUS Secret Swingers 1996

by request
 

 Tracklist 

1 Lose That Dress 3:32
2 Yeah You 3:46
3 Glitter Of Love 4:58
4 Ghost Story 5:39
5 Use As Directed 1:28
6 Double Suicide (Mercy Killing) 4:21
7 Jealous 5:55
8 Shower Song 3:36
9 Angels Rush In 3:57
10 One Million 3:43
11 A Heart Is A Diamond 5:59

THE PRUDES Designer Karma 1991

by request
 
British indie rock
 

Tracklist

1 Designer Karma 4:22
2 You're Changing Into Something That I Don't Like (And So Am I) 3:15
3 Powerful Brain (Why Don't You Use It?) 3:59
4 Never Penetrate 3:35
5 Peace Is Milk 6:10
6 Your Beautiful Depression 3:50
7 Dumb, Dumb, Dumb 3:06
8 Surrender Dorothy 2:57
9 True Religion 4:26
10 Something Tells Me That Nothing's Going To Happen Tonight 5:22

25 August 2015

CUD Asquarius 1992

by request
 

Artist Biography

Cud was formed in Leeds, England in 1987 by Carl Puttnam (b. Ilford, Essex, England; vocals), Mike Dunphy (b. Northumberland, England; guitar), William Potter (b. Derby, England; bass) and Steve ‘The Infamous Drummer From Cud’ Goodwin (b. Croydon, Surrey, England; drums). The quartet sprung into existence when they discovered the remains of a deserted drum kit in a rubbish skip. They debuted on the Wedding Present’s Reception label and spent two years building up a small but fanatical north England following with a comical hybrid of funk and the uglier elements of independent music. Threatened by a not entirely undeserved ‘joker’ tag - helped by Cud’s desire to perform absurd versions of Hot Chocolate and Jethro Tull songs - 1990 brought ‘a new sense of sanity and professionalism’ to the band. Critical acclaim coincided with a more nationwide spread of supporters, and their new-found attitude reaped commercial dividends when the ‘Robinson Crusoe’ single reached number 86 in the UK charts, closely followed by ‘Magic’ peaking at number 80.
With financial viability suddenly outweighing the band’s odder idiosyncrasies, major labels tussled for their signatures until Cud decided to go with A&M Records in 1991, for the simple reason that the label’s logo ‘had the trumpet’. This move marked the release in the summer of 1992 of Asquarius, which earned the band glowing reviews. However, the transition from indie chart to mainstream pop territory was not as easy as this early victory might have suggested. A&M launched the band with a seemingly endless collection of promotional gimmicks (balloons, mobiles, etc.), but failed to reap significant commercial reward. Despite this, the critics were still kind to the follow-up Showbiz, wherein Cud provided a less insular pop sound and ‘mature’ lyrics (mature in comparison to previous efforts, but hardly by anyone else’s standards). Potter was replaced by Mick Dale shortly before the band broke up in 1995. Puttnam, Potter and Goodwin reunited in 2006 for a series of live gigs, with new guitarist Felix Frey rounding out the line-up. 

Tracklist

1 Rich And Strange 3:39
2 Easy 2:45
3 Sometimes Rightly, Sometimes Wrongly 3:10
4 Spanish Love Song 3:26
5 Magic Alex 4:16
6 Beyond Hair 3:11
7 Pink Flamingo 3:51
8 Possession 3:42
9 Through The Roof 3:59
10 Soul Food 2:55
11 Once Again 5:07
12 No Smoking 3:29

MINDFUNK Dropped 1993

by request
 
 for the grunge fans

 

Tracklist

1 Goddess 5:17
2 Closer 5:32
3 Drowning 6:33
4 In The Way Eye 5:40
5 Zootiehead 4:14
6 Wisteria 7:01
7 Mama, Moses And Me 4:31
8 11 Ton Butterfly 6:30
9 Hogwallow 4:58
10 Billygoat 5:17
11 Hollow 8:37
 
 
 

THE CRY Beautiful Reasons 1990

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Twist Of Fate 4:01
2 Truth 4:25
3 Alone 3:56
4 Looking Glass 3:58
5 Lost And Found 4:52
6 Nothing Lost 4:17
7 Complete 3:18
8 Between The Lines 3:49
9 Trees 3:41
10 Resolution 4:03

23 August 2015

ARCHERS OF LOAF Vee Vee 1996

by request
 

Tracklist  

1 Step Into The Light 4:22
2 Harnessed In Slums 3:16
3 Nevermind The Enemy 2:32
4 Greatest Of All Time 3:51
5 Underdogs Of Nipomo 3:31
6 Floating Friends 3:49
7 1985 0:53
8 Fabricoh 3:06
9 Nostalgia 1:19
10 Let The Loser Melt 3:31
11 Death In The Park 3:32
12 The Worst Has Yet To Come 2:51
13 Underachievers March And Fight Song 7:22

DODGY Free Peace Sweet 1996

by request
 
 

Artist Biography by

Dodgy never was taken seriously. Then again, they never wanted to be taken seriously. As the clowns of Brit-pop, Dodgy carved out a niche with their infectious, goofy punk-pop that alternately sounded like the early Who and the Stone Roses. While they had a number of hit singles in the UK, highlighted by "Staying Out for the Summer," their quirky British humor prevented them from landing an American record deal for several years. Nevertheless, Dodgy was able to maintain a devoted cult following into the late '90s, as they kept turning out catchy, silly power-pop tunes.
An early version of Dodgy formed in the late '80s, when Nigel Clarke (vocals, bass) and Mathew Priest (drums) moved from their native Birmingham to London. As they began working odd jobs, they placed an advertisement for a guitarist, eventually recruiting Andy Miller. Over the next few years, Dodgy played frequently, including regular stints at the Dodgy Club, where they made their live debut. In 1991, they formed their own Bostin record label to release their own singles, including "Summer Fayre" and "Easy Way.". By the end of 1992, Dodgy had earned a sizable following, attracting the attention of major labels. They signed a contract with A&M later that year, releasing their debut, The Dodgy Album, in May 1993. The record was praised by the British music press, and Dodgy soon became regulars at the emerging Camden pop scene, which was headed by Blur.

Homegrown
Dodgy returned during the fall of 1994 with the single "Staying Out for the Summer," which became their first Top 40 hit. It set the stage for their breakthrough album, Homegrown, which was greeted with positive reviews upon its October release. Following a year of touring in 1995, the band returned in the summer of 1996 with Free Peace Sweet, which was their biggest hit to date, spawning the hits "In A Room," "Good Enough" and "If You're Thinking of Me," which peaked at number 11. 
 

Tracklist  

1 Intro
2 In A Room
3 Trust In Time
4 You've Gotta Look Up
5 If You're Thinking Of Me
6 Good Enough
7 Ain't No Longer Asking
8 Found You
9 One Of Those Rivers
10 Prey For Drinking
11 Jack The Lad
12 Long Life
13 U.K.R.I.P.
14 Homegrown
 

21 August 2015

KINGMAKER Eat Yourself Whole 1991

by request
 
 

Artist Biography by


Eat Yourself Whole
Teenage schoolmates in Hull, England, Loz Hardy (guitar/vocal) and Myles Howell (bass) placed a want-ad for a drummer and met John Andrew. The rocking Brit-poppers began playing and touring together, gradually picking up a following around Great Britain. After signing a record deal, the band released Eat Yourself Whole, later landing an American deal with Chrysalis. Sleepwalking, their sophomore album, was released in 1993. The group called it quits after the 1995 release of Best Possible Taste, their commercially disappointing third album.
 

Tracklist

1 Really Scrape The Sky 4:42
2 Where You Stand 4:23
3 When Lucy's Down 4:34
4 Hard Times 3:09
5 Loveless/Defamed 5:54
6 Eat Yourself Whole 3:42
7 Freewheeling 4:19
8 Revelation 3:22
9 Two Headed, Yellow Bellied Hole Digger 4:02
10 Lady Shakespeare's Bomb 3:09
11 High As A Kite 6:13
 

THE SORT OF QUARTET Victim á la Mode 1999

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Bush Wacked
2 7 Degrees Of Bacon
3 Lotus Wald
4 New Suit Review
5 Behind The Old Greerage
6 Wild About Animals
7 Enter The Oaf
8 Ocatillo Fist
9 Fantastic Oaf
10 Brownshine
11 Rising Sun Red
12 Oaf Revisited
13 So Called Sicknuss
14 Again With The Oaf
15 Blank As A Fart

20 August 2015

BOGHANDLE Eigens Springball 1994

for the grunge fans
 
 

Tracklist

1 Not Fragile
2 Breed With Me
3 Honey
4 Fuckfun
5 LA-shore
6 Hey Mon
7 Addicted To The Bottle
8 Oh She Said
9 Brother
10 Sedated
11 Miserable & Ugly
12 Sometimes
13 Get Off
14 Son Of A Sixpack