Saturday, 21 December 2013

Cinerama - Kerry Kerry (CDS)

Hello again everyone. I'm afraid I've completely run out of anything Christmas-related for my Christmas post, so you'll have to make do with something great instead.

I can never decide whether I prefer The Wedding Present or Cinerama. I know, I know, but I really like Cinerama. And if you want to really find the way to a man's heart, as well you know, you put two b-sides on a single which are good enough to have been album tracks. This is your cue to tell me that actually they were and I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Excellent a-side, and two really, really good b-sides too. Enjoy this, enjoy Christmas, and happy new year to you all.

1. Kerry Kerry
2. Love
3. Au Pair

Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream (Alternative Version) (CDS)

Wow. A long gap between posts, even for me. Just seen that it was September last time I put anything up, so time for a renewed effort.

Been trawling a few charity/second-hand shops recently, and there's some good stuff in the pile ready for your discerning ears. Before that, though, back to what we love most of all...

This single has some of my favourite TFC b-sides, and given Lou Reed's sad passing a few weeks back this one seems kind of appropriate too. The first b-side is a cover of (I see on Wikipedia) a band called The Creation, and it's great. A Raymond solo effort next, which I really like, although you can tell why it didn't make an LP, and then the Velvets tune.

Great stuff. Sorry for the long break, and I'll be back soon.

1. Sparky's Dream (Alternative Version)
2. Try And Stop Me
3. That's All I Need To Know
4. Who Loves The Sun

There you go.