Saturday, 27 February 2010

Veruca Salt - Seether 7"

Here's a 100% bona fide indie rock classic. 1994 was the year, and as far as I know this was the first single by Veruca Salt. Apparently not the last, as they're still around, four LPs in. I don't recall ever hearing anything other than these two tracks, and the a-side is certainly the sound of 1994 or thereabouts.

It's a good track, and when you hear it you'll know what I mean about it being timely. It has a great intro, with a proper guitar sound. If you were listening to music around this period, I bet you'll recognise it, even if you don't recognise the name. The b-side's pretty good too, not quite so good a tune, but has more of a garage-y quality to it.

Hope you like 'em!

1. Seether
2. Straight

Them's here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Jesus Lizard / Nirvana split 7"

This came out around the height of Nirvana madness, about 1993, and being an excitable schoolboy at the time I remember finding out about it and reserving my copy at Revolver Records in Bristol. Happy days.

Around the same time, I went to see Senseless Things supported by The Jesus Lizard. I thought the support were terrible, and sat in the bar with my mates. Looking back on it now, I realise that I can only be described as an idiot.

Anyway, the Jesus Lizard track is great, and the Nirvana one isn't on any albums of theirs (I don't think - maybe a compilation..?), and is also worth a listen. It sounds like something off Bleach, but a bit more mature, which is a pretty good combination in my book. This 7" is also worthy of a mention for the worst cover of the decade, possibly. Back cover's cool though.

1. The Jesus Lizard - Puss
2. Nirvana - Oh, The Guilt

Here you go.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Pure Morning - four singles

By popular demand, now that I have a HiFi working again, here are four singles by the band Pure Morning, who became Clinic. The first is from 1995, and has my favourite ever track of theirs ("Dress Up"), the other three are from 1996. That first 7" is a little scratchy - it's been played a lot...

I did post a couple of them a while back, but they don't seem to have stayed where they were put, so here they are again. This is great stuff!

While I was digging around I found a couple of Clinic 7"s ("Monkey On Your Back" and "Cement Mixer") from way back, so will put them up sometime too.

1. All The Guests Smile So Sweetly (the original version skips - here's a proper one)
2. Severed Cuts Up
3. Dress Up

... is here.

1. Scum
2. Funky Hospital

... is here.

1. Dinky
2. Fake Lady
3. Police Car Atrocity
4. Containers

... is here.

1. Foxhole
2. IPC
3. The Gardener

... is here.

Friday, 19 February 2010


Sorry for the delay, folks. Normal service will be resumed shortly.