5A ( no relation to the old ABC TV channel )features stuff Gol Gappas, The Go-Betweens, Jack Frost, The Crystal Set, Ups And Downs, Tactics and Yapocks.
5B features Scribble / XL Capris
From Another Side #5A -
- St Lucy - Gol Gappas
Roman ( West 14 b-side ) - Gol Gappas
Chicken Pox- Gol Gappas
Clouds ( 7" b side vers ) - The Go-Betweens
Casanova's Last Words - The Go-Betweens
Rock and Roll Friend - The Go-Betweens
Love Is A Sign - The Go-Betweens
Love Goes On ( Album vers ) - The Go-Betweens
Providence - Jack Frost
Even As We Speak - Jack Frost
Number Eleven - Jack Frost
Furious Mess - The Crystal Set
Don't Be Surprised - The Crystal Set
Who Needs Who Now - The Crystal Set
Hubble Bubble - The Crystal Set
Never Ending - Ups And Downs
The Living Kind - Ups And Downs
Solitary Man - Ups And Downs
Pleasant - Ups And Downs
Should Be Will Be - Tactics
Cool Night Air - Tactics
Know It All ( b-side of Coalface vers ) - Tactics
Body In The Field - Tactics
Edge Of My Seat - Tactics
Committee Of Love - Tactics
Annie Edson Taylor - Yapocks
Take A Leap - Yapocks
#5A - hear it
From Another Side #5B -
- Kaze- Scribble
Tokyo - XL Capris
Hi Rise Heart - XL Capris
Police Exhibit - XL Capris
Elevator - XL Capris
World War 3 ( Live Governors Pleasure 1981 ) - XL Capris
Small Screen Cowboy - XL Capris
Refrigerator Town - XL Capris
Dusty - XL Capris
Killer Seas - XL Capris
Chains - Scribble
Laws Of Motion - Scribble
Mr Calico - Scribble
It's Blue - Scribble
Lowdown - Scribble
Prettiest Smile - Scribble
On the Singles Blog #121 we heard a later / revamped / remixed version of "Roman", that song originally on the b-side of their "West 14", which is the version we here on this mix today. Also 2 songs from the "Dinner With Nougat" ep - the awesome "St Lucy" and "Chicken Pox".
Then we have some Gobs b-side and album tracks from around the 16 Lovers Lane era - "Casanova's Last Words" from the 12 of "Streets Of Your Town" and "Rock & Roll Friend" from the other side of "Was There Anything I Could Do". "Clouds" & "Love Is a Sign" from the album and because the single version of "Love Goes On" which kicked off #121 is a "remix" of the album track I put the original on. What ?? no "Quiet Heart" I hear you mutter ? Standby on that front, more Gobs coming up on the Singles blog later in the year and I am planning a special Gobs feature "tracing the evolution of the perfect pop song", tentatively titled "From being quite plain in Brisbane to a ( quiet ) quiet heart"..more on that when it happens.
Then we continue on in a GW McLennan frame of mind, joined by SJ Kilbey - in their Jack Frost guise - with a couple of tracks from their first ( self titled )album as well as "Even As We Speak" from the other side of the 'Every Hour God Sends" 7". By the way more SJ Kilbey solo stuff soon on both this and the Singles blog. Earlier we played "Thought That I Was Over You" ( also on the album ) on Singles #107
The Crystal Set
Then Kilbey bro-ism continues with some b-sides etc - "Don't Be Surprised" on the other side of "Benefit Of The Doubt" ( see also Singles #6 ), "Hubble Bubble" from the other side of 'Wholly Holy" ( #39 ) and "Who Needs Who Now" is a double A on the other side of "From Now On" ( #121 ).
"Furious Mess" was a 7" - and shock I don't have that 7, but it is also on the 12 inch "Cluster" Ep, which is where you hear it from today.
Ups & Downs
Some b-sides etc from Ups And Downs - "Never Ending" from the b-side of the Waterfont version of "The Perfect Crime" ( see Singles #42 ) and "Pleasant" which the b-side of "Moments Away" ( #50 ). Plus two tracks from their "Sleepless" LP - 'The Living Kind" and "Solitary Man"
Lately on the singles blog we've had a few "last period" singles from Tactics - "Turn" ( on #116 ) and "Coalface" ( #121 ) so on this particular mix I thought I'd bring out some more songs froma round that period, ie "The Great Gusto" album as well as from around the "Blue & White Future Whale" era. Previously on the singles blog we have tracks from the earlier Tactics eras, and we'll look at those era another time on this blog ( especially on an upcoming Post_Punk extravangza that's coming soon ).
As far as today goes, from "Blue & White Future Whale" we have "Edge of My Seat", 'Should Be Will Be", "Body In The Field" and also "Know It All", though that song resurfaced on the b-sign of "Coalface" ( along with "Birthday Girl" also on the album ) and the single b-side is where I played the song today. At one one point I was going to play "Football Cards" but didn't think I could explain "Mal Meninga" well enough...
"Cool Night Air" is from "The Great Gusto" and "Committee Of Love" is a single, another double A vibe with "Coat Tails" ( see #37 )
And lastly some Yapocks, another band of Snajik from Tactics, and 2 songs from their ( one and only ) four track ep, earlier on the Single blog we had "Passionfruit Creek" from this ep ( #30 )
Scribble & XL Capris
#9 - World War 3 - Xl Capris
#37 - Igloos - Xl Capris
#72 - Red Bikini Runaway - Xl Capris
#32 - Silly Girl- Scribble
#43 - Sunday School - Scribble
so I thought I'd dig up some b-sides and album tracks from both bands
We've got "Lowdown" from the other side of "Sunday School", "Mr Calico" from the other side of "Silly Girl" and "Laws Of Motion" which is the other side of "Alligator". A b-sides only except Laws of Motion which is on the "Pop Art" album.
XL Capris b-sides
"Dusty" is the other side of "World War 3" and Elevator is the b-side to "Igloos". I didn't include "K-Tel City" from the b-side of "Red Bikini Runaway' because my copy has too many jumps in it...sorry.
XL Capris LP tracks
From the 2nd album "Weeds" it's "Tokyo", "Killer Seas" and "Small Screen Cowboy".
Scribble LP Tracks
Three from the Scribble self titled mini LP - "Kaze", "Chains" and "It's Blue". I'm not sure what's going on with the weird phasing / mastering on It's Blue. Kaze with help from Ricky Tanaka, he of "Nippy Rock Shop" fame on 2JJJ and also of the band "Guido & Yakatori Go To The Barber" ( along with someone else who I'm sure wishes to remain anonymous )
Then shock horror I have had to resort to a CD copy of the Pop Art album ( disgraceful I know , because my vinyl copy was destroyed in the great "loss" of 2008 ( as described here ), so this CD is actually the re-issue on Almacantar, from which we hear "Prettiest Smile".
This lovely ancient cassette was recorded off air 2JJJ on 13-2-1981, and it's a live version of "World War 3", the rest of the tape is in pretty bad condition and virtually unplayable - on this side at least, the other side is a live to air from Sunnyboys ( a week previous ) and a lot of that plays quite well and I'm sure that will get a run at some point. ( The sticker with the 3 is a new one and I'm starting to make an attempt to catalogue some of my cassettes as I go through them, mostly for this blog. This is a very daunting task because there's so many of them )
Another Mr Calico
And finally a stray cat who has well and truly adopted this household...he's probably more a Tortico than Calico though I am told.
He's game hunter too ( in his own mind at least ).