Monday, October 29, 2012

Pel Mel - Persuasion

Now this is an absolute ripper.  Many will point to this being their first album proper.  The first LP was a bit of a fizzer (after their great single) - but this fusion of jazz, soul and pop grabbed many ears.  After this, they called it quits.  Go figure.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pel Mel - Out Of Reason

The first LP release for this Aussie 'punk' band that turned pop.  They were really always pop and hit the scene with their excellent single 'No Word From China' (contained here).  The LP as such is worth a listen but struggles to match the single.  No CD release yet for this stuff ... that's a bit of a mystery in itself.  Having said that, it's the second album that will grab your attention next!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Eric Clapton - Edge Of Darkness Soundtrack

Killer album (albeit a mini-album or EP).  Not really a big Clapton fan as such but this really presses all the buttons.  Composed during his darkest of times for the BBC series 'Edge of Darkness' (recently re-made in the US starring Mel Gibson!!).  Not sure if this has ever had a digital release but this blog aims to right such an injustice.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Martha's Vineyard - I Had A Green Heart

The full title of this album is 'I Had A Green Heart But Could Not See ... The Flower Inside'.  Quirky title for a quirky band.  Another hidden pop gem that is not seen often.

Like The Boys, Martha's Vineyard popped out from from Perth (Western Australia) - must be something in the water.  The release before this was a self titled EP cassette.  Note to self - get around to posting this sometime soon!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Boys - Inside the Cage (Australia)

This is the second album from this Aussie band.  Well worth a listen if you're taken by their first album.  Real pity that this album has not yet found it's way into an official release.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

The Boys - Self Titled (Australia)

The first thing that strikes you about this album is the cover.  Personally, I would rank it up there with 'Sticky Fingers', 'Sgt Peppers' and 'My Pussy Belongs To Daddy'.  Other than that, the music contained within is pure pop.

The Boys emerged from the outer suburbs of Perth (West Australia) with a killer single 'When You're Lonely'.  The album (and it's follow up) have never been released on ceedee, although there is much web talk that this will one day happen (uh-huh).  Until then, this is the best we can do.  By the way, to avoid confusion, we should also mention that there are/were bands in the US & UK with the same name.

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