Saturday, 31 December 2011

Light - Turning/Presence 7"

Been a bit slack recently, as you might have noticed. Well, it's New Year's Eve, so I thought I'd wish you all a very happy 2012 with what can only be described as the ultimate party single.

I know nothing about this record, other than it was released on clear vinyl 7" by Wurlitzer Jukebox in 1995, and it sounds like Flying Saucer Attack. That alone is surely a good enough reason to check it out. It comes with a photocopied insert with a picture of a man with a big beard, and the word 'mono' written several times.

What more can I say. If any of that sounds interesting, and I hope it does, then see what you think. Happy new year, y'all.

1. Turning
2. Presence


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ash - Jesus Says 7"

Say what you like about Ash, but whatever stage of their career they've come up with some cracking singles. Their singles collection is a really good album, sadly unlike some of their actual albums...

This single is off 'Nu-Clear Sounds', from 1998, which I can only remember for this song. And the fact that the LP was on clear vinyl, which in itself is obviously a good thing, but I guess some of you purists will claim the music's important too. That said, I saw an advert for them playing this LP in order (plus other hits), so I guess it's only me that didn't really rate it.

Anyhew, the single's a good 'un, and you should take a listen if you can. The b-side is also surprisingly good, a little less straightforward/more metal than their songs usually are. It's a Charlotte Hatherley track, which she also sings, if you're interested in her pre-solo songs. All of which possibly means I should go back and check out the album again.

This is one super over-compressed recording. Who needs a dynamic range when you've got ROCK!

1. Jesus Says
2. Taken Out

Here they are.