Wednesday, 22 September 2010

John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey - That Was My Veil 7"

After all that raucous Tiger nonsense I reckon it's time to get quiet, acoustic and Westcountry. This is one of my favourite PJ Harvey tracks ever. I know it's not just her, but you know what I mean. PJ Harvey-featuring tracks, if you like. It's off the first of the two collaborative LPs between these two, which is the one I got into more than the second. Brilliant song. Brilliant single.

The b-side is a bit noisier than the single, with a lush drum sound, and some kind of keyboard weirdness. I can hear why it didn't make the album, stylistically, but in terms of quality it's right up there. Great stuff.

1. That Was My Veil
2. Losing Ground

Here 'tis. Comment if y'all enjoy it. Right. Back to the Warm Jets hunt.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Tiger - Race 7"

So, as promised, here's the second half of the Tiger double-bill. Sorry, not much time to write anything about it, but I hope you like it.

Any requests, by the way? I'm digging through an awful lot of old 7"s at the moment and there are some real old ones in there... 'Deadstar', anyone?

1. Race
2. Honey Friends


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Tiger - On The Rose 7"

This is the first of a Tiger double-bill, ladies and gentlemen, mainly because I dug up a couple of their 7"s together. This one is the first Tiger song I remember hearing, and it made me think of the Ramones, which is no bad thing. You may see what I mean. Anyway, it's a good tune, from a band which I always found a little variable, although I never got properly into them, so might have to give them another try.

The b-side sounds like... Well. A b-side, to be fair. However, it's got a kind of Beatles-y vibe to it, and a lot of kick drum. It's a grower in fact - I didn't think much of it when I first heard it back in the day, nor when I listened the first time a little while back, but on third or fourth listen it's starting to get me.

'Race' is coming your way soon. Now that is a tune...

1. On The Rose
2. On Spanish Farmland


Friday, 3 September 2010

Oas*s - Wibbling Rivalry

This is just brilliant. Fourteen minutes of verbal mayhem, and ain't that the truth. It's 1995, some journalist left his tape running while Noel and Liam were shouting at each other, Fierce Panda released it. It's very, very funny in places. Especially when Noel asks what Liam's about. And when Liam explains his recurring dream.

1. Noel Side
2. Liam Side

Sorry it's such a big file for what's basically a mono recording of speech, but hey.