Monday, 23 August 2010

Doesn't sound like a charleston to me...

I only found out a couple of weeks ago that the Lotus Eaters’ No Sense of Sin has finally been released on CD. It features the original album plus 8 bonus tracks of non-LP singles, B-sides etc.. One track conspicuous by its absence is the wonderful “Charleston Mix” of You Don’t Need Someone New, originally found on the b-side of the 12-inch single. Luckily, I just happen to have a copy.

The Lotus Eaters - You Don’t Need Someone New (Charleston Mix) (1983)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Soul Shoes

I was looking after the boys today so I got the turntable, big speakers and a random box of singles out for a treat. Played this Graham Parker song for the first time in years. I bought it when I was 15 having read several rave Parker reviews in the music press but frankly didn’t think it was any better than OK at the time. Sounds bloody great to me now. It’s not rare or anything – it’s from Parker’s debut album – I just enjoyed hearing it again and wanted to share.

Graham Parker and The Rumour – Soul Shoes (1976)

It’s from the days before picture sleeves were common so I made my own with sticky back plastic and a copy of the NME