Sunday, 22 June 2014

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Rubbish 12"

This one is a dedication, of sorts. Just been to the UK leg of the wedding of a very good friend, who is a huge Carter fan. Couldn't help noticing a sad lack of any at the event itself, which is a disappointing oversight at any wedding, as I'm sure you'll agree.

Anyway, it was a lovely day, and it's a great shame that the happy couple live on a different continent to mine. Mat and Robyn, this is for you both. (Robyn, you don't have to listen to it.)

This single is bloody great. I think it's among my favourite Carter tracks. I heard it on the Steve Lamaq show the other day, and it reminded me that I had this lying around. First b-side is a Pet Shop Boys cover (really), with more edgy samples than I remember in the original. Second b-side also very good, excellent introduction.

I actually found it in a charity shop only a few months ago, in fact, so it's not a genuine 90s purchase, but it is from 1990. But as a bonus, someone had left a James 12" in the sleeve too, so when I get a chance I shall ensure that charity's oversight is your gain.

I hope you enjoy it.

1. Rubbish
2. Rent
3. Alternative Alf Garnett

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Friday, 20 June 2014

The Family Cat - Limited 7" with Furthest From The Sun

Something a bit different this time, and hopefully of interest to at least some of you. This is the 7" which came with initial pressings of The Family Cat's 1992 LP, "Furthest From The Sun". In my opinion their best record, although I like pretty much everything they did. Must hold the record for number of times I saw a band supporting someone else.

The first track is one of their own, and I can only imagine it didn't make the album because it's a bit too raucous. Sounds more like their earlier records in terms of energy, not as atmospheric as the album songs. It's really great, though, I like it a lot.

"Montague Terrace" I'm sure you know, but this was at the time the first version I'd ever heard of it, and I thought it was amazing. I still think it's pretty good - about as opposite in terms of instrumentation to the Scott Walker one as you can get.

Hope you like them.

1. Kolombus
2. Montague Terrace (In Blue)