A trio. Cedric guitars while sister Amelie basses and Jeremy drums. Geographically straight outta Marseille ("Gangster town, every smuggling route crosses there"), via New Mexico and Ireland. Musically head-long into the Stooges via Buzzcocks and er... Cerrone. "Our youth was all discos. That's the reason for the mirror balls on the sleeves."
September 14, 1999
From France. The A-side sound like an Appliance instrumental, while the two B-sides remind me of Kreidler. They have an LP coming soon on Earworm as well.
A re-issue of the first release ever on UK's Tugboat Records. The B-side is a Beatle's cover from their White Album.
4 new songs by the rejuvinated Comet Gain, who are due to have an LP shortly appearing on Kill Rock Stars. One of the songs ("Germ Of youth II") is sung by a girl who sings in Japanese, two songs ("Orwell Liberty Dance" & "Hands Fit") are sung by the new female vocalist he has for his band, and one song is sung by David ("Young Lions Devour")
Two of Creeping Bent's most popular Scottish bands split the latest in their series of split singles. Nectarine No. 9 are fronted by David Henderson, who used to front The Fire Engines. The Secret Goldfish play pop with female vocals.
Damgood 168 Honeyrider's Starcrossed Summer (7")....It's the first release from the forthcoming second album which is gonna be called 'Standing On The Sun' which will be out in late September it follows on nicely from the debut album 'All Systems Go' (DG138) summery sounds and a great selection of classic pop songs. Cool bubblegum fuzzpop like the Mary Chain hanging out with the Beach Boys, or like The Barracudas crossed with Further.
A really different version of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You", heavily featuring the original sampled into the electronica of Slab. It works quite well. The B-side is an instrumental and much more chaotic.
A re-release of their first ever single, which came out in May 1977 as What Records 001. At this stage Darby Crash called himself Bobby Pyn. The a-side is very good. It is lacking a verse/chorus/verse structure, but is carried by Darby's continuous vocals to the tune of the guitar riff.