Friday, 15 April 2011

Forgot I had this...

Found today’s song on the ‘Fools Rush In Where Angels Dare To Tread’ compilation LP which mostly consists of live performances of varying quality recorded at the Cabaret Futura club in spring 1981. The sort of thing you would expect to find on this blog in fact. The main reason I haven’t featured this LP before is I’ve hardly played it in the 30 years I’ve had it. I think when I bought it I was expecting more of a ‘Some Bizarre Album’ compilation. I know some of the songs weren’t ‘electronic’ enough for me at the time.

The only studio track is Don’t Hide In The Shadows by Kissing The Pink which was also their debut single. I’ve no idea if this differs from the single version but I suspect it’s the same mix as it’s produced my Martin Hannett.

Kissing The Pink - Don’t Hide In The Shadows (1981)

As always all comments are welcome.

22 comments:

davyh said...

Very distinctively Martin Hannett, that sound.

Mick said...

Yes, and much immitated at the time.

davyh said...

Have you got the Pauline Murray & Invisible Girls record?

Mick said...

'fraid not. Strangely I considered Pauline Murray a bit 'punky' for my tastes at the time.

davyh said...

Well, it's like this - but with better songs! I'll 'sort you out' if you want, let me know.

Mick said...

Go on then and if anyone asks I ain't seen you, right?

darkdance said...

Forgetting is a sign of old age, my good man. Or so I'm told by all the damned floozzies that are so oft to buzz about here naked.

I should not chime in with a comment since I recently promised to pipe down, but I lie like a rug and the circs. require. This song is, to cut to basics, pigeon on a plate. Better things were to follow.

I believe I grew up in Herts with person or persons unknown in this artsy farsy conglomeration, and I find the subsequent offerings by KTP quite fascinating. "Watching Their Eyes" and "Love Lasts Forever" (always the 12" versions, of course) are on my 100 top ten 80's songs to have always packed and ready to take with me to my just reward. The most interesting thing about this early single is speculation about who might have been sleeping with Hannett to involve himself with it. The song is really quite dreadful.

Mick said...

As the blog says: 'All comments welcome' - even yours. You were just about the only person who didn't comment last week. I somehow managed to miss nearly everything by KTP in the 80s apart from this and 'The Last Film'.

darkdance said...

It was rather crowded hereabouts last week. There wasn't room for me. Plus, I ran out of liquor. However, I was pleased to discover that some real people read your blog, and I loved the saga of the northern mole. That urbanite activist Bro Ray has obviously never lived amongst the wildlife 'else he would have taken a more sensible view.

You can probably find the other KTP tunes I mentioned on video. Everything is on video. I hate it because the sound quality is usually pathetic. The videos are usually pathetic, too. But then I also hate television, so what do I know. Flag me if I need to upoad mp3's of some KTP tunes for you. It's never too late to learn. Or so the floozies tell me.

Mick said...

BrotheRay isn't an urbanite - he's a country boy and a bit of a tree hugger (but don't tell him I said so).

BrotheRay said...

Tree hugger and proud of it,man...(lights another splif).We down here in Green Avalon consider all life with the sanctity it deserves....unless of course it's in a wholemeal bun with lashings of daddies sauce...now,Drink up Thee Zider boy.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm

The music would have been right up my strasse at the time but the singers voice really doesn't appeal to me.

Didn't hear anything by them at the time but xo remember them being heavily advertised in nme.

Paul

Mick said...

I know what you mean, Paul. I was careful not to build it up too much. My feeling is there was a fair bit of similar but better stuff around at the time and that's probably why I all but forgot it. Having said that I like the sound and I have enjoyed rediscovering it.

Mick said...

Check back on Friday for a pretty obscure but very good 12-inch from 1982.

darkdance said...

The year 1982 was my favourite for music. The suspense is killing me.

davyh said...

Are you dead yet?

Mick said...

Is it that time already? I'll get blogging.

Kaggsy said...

Wow!!!! Have been trying to track down the Eddie and Sunshine tracks on the Cab Fut lp for years - don't suppose there's any chance of a post??????? Pretty please?????

Mick said...

I can never resist a request. I haven't ripped those songs yet so I'll try to do it this week.

Kaggsy said...

Thanks *so* much - I'll be waiting with bated breath!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love these guys! Any chance to post "Mr. Blunt" or "The Last Film"? Or just "The Last Film", as apparently you don't own "Mr. Blunt"? Thanks!

darkdance said...

Anon, I would be happy to share "The Last Film" (vinyl rip) and any other KTP you might desire if Mick can't get it up. Feel free to email me from my profile.