Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hefner - The Devotion Chamber (1996)















Hefner's first release, on Sticky Records ('A Haven for Incompetence'). This is the original cassette from 1996. Some of the songs have since been re-recorded and re-released on various Hefner albums and singles.

Artist: Hefner
Title: The Devotion Chamber
Format: Cassette
Label: Sticky Records
Cat. Num.: sticky 17
Year: 1996

Tracklist:

A1: May God Protect Your Home
A2: The Sweetness Lies Within
A3: I Stole A Bride
A4: You've Been Prayed For

Monday, August 18, 2008

Knapsack / The Edsel Auctioneer - Split 5'' (1995)


Promotional 5'' single issued by Alias Records in 1995. I believe this was also the Edsel's final release as the band called it a day soon after.

Artists: Knapsack / The Edsel Auctioneer
Title: -
Format: split 5" single
Label: Alias Records
Cat. Num.: A 087
Year: 1995

Tracklist:

A: Knapsack - Symmetry
B: The Edsel Auctionner - Stuntman

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Edsel Auctioneer - Undertow 7'' (1992)


A couple of days ago I posted the first single to be taken out of the Edsel Auctioneer's first album 'Simmer'. This is the second single from the same album, also with an excusive b-side and also released by Decoy Records in 1992.

Artist: The Edsel Auctioneer
Title: Undertow
Format: 7" single
Label: Decoy
Cat. Num.: DYS 30
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A: Undertow
B: Phil's Start

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Edsel Auctioneer - Slouch 7'' (1992)


First single taken out of the 'Simmer' album, with an exclusive b-side track.

Artist: The Edsel Auctioneer
Title: Slouch
Format: 7" single
Label: Decoy
Cat. Num.: DYS 29
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A: Slouch
B: Egg Neck

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Becket House 12'' LP (1990)


"The money from the sale of this record will go towards the Becket House Bus Appeal.

Becket House is a project which attempts to develop a new approach to the long stay care of elderly people with Alzheimers Disease and other forms of senile dementia."

- from the liner notes to Becket House.

Quite an amazing line up for this compilation LP put out by Brighton's Porritt's Hill Records in 1990. The Telescopes' track is a cover song originaly issued in 1967 by Tim Rose and to my knowledge can only be found on this LP.

Various Artists
Title: Becket House
Format: 12" LP
Label: Porritt's Hill Records
Cat. Num.: Phew 2
Year: 1990

Tracklist:

A1: Brighter - Still
A2: The Telescopes - Morning Dew
A3: All Over The Place - Strange
A4: The Becketts - Electra
A5: Synchro System - Hacienda Sweat

B1: The Pooh Sticks - Time To Time
B2: The Durutti Column - Prototype
B3: Breaking The Illusion - Drop The Mic
B4: John Cunningham - One Way Mind
B5: Are You Mr. Riley - I Can Wait

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The Edsel Auctioneer - Starfish 12'' EP (1991)


In the early '90s I was slightly obsessed with the Edsel Auctioneer and as a result I believe that I now own their entire discography, except for a recording of their Peel Session(s?) (not sure how many they recorded). A couple of songs recorded by the band for a Peel Session are now available on the Soundcloud page of singer Aidan Winterburn.

This 12'' record was released by Decoy Records in 1991. The title track also appears on their subsequent album and the b-side features a Madonna cover.

Artist: The Edsel Auctioneer
Title: Starfish
Format: 12" EP
Label: Decoy
Cat. Num.: DYT 25
Year: 1991

Tracklist:

A: Starfish
B1: Borderline
B2: Coach Tour (Demo)

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I was lucky to catch the band live in 1992 at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford (UK). They were promoting their recently released album 'Simmer' so most of the songs were new to me. Still, I remember going there well in advance (the band was still unloading equipment from their van when I got there!), knowing very well that there would be at best 50 persons attending anyway. But I would not have missed that gig for anything.


The Jericho Tavern in the summer of 1992

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Edsel Auctioneer / Breed - Split 7'' (1992)















The March 1992 installment of the Clawfist Records Singles Club was a split 7" single between Breed and the Edsel Auctioneer. The Edsel's track is a different recording of the song 'Starfish', which appeared on the 'Simmer' album.

Artists: The Edsel Auctioneer / Breed
Title: -
Format: split 7" single
Label: Clawfist Records
Cat. Num.: XPIG 11
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A: The Edsel Auctioneer - Jimmy Starfish
B: Breed - Beatslag Day

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Friday, August 8, 2008

The Edsel Auctioneer - Stickleback 7'' (1990)


Limited edition 7'' single by the Edsel Auctioneer, released in 1990 on London's Decoy Records. The b-side is exclusive to this single while the title track was also released on the 'Voice of the Harolds' mini-album.

Artist: The Edsel Auctioneer
Title: Stickleback
Format: 7" single
Label: Decoy
Cat. Num.: DYS 14
Year: 1990

Tracklist:

A: Stickleback
B: Colour Of Guilt (Demo)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ablaze! 7'' Flexi Disc (1989)


This 7'' flexi disc came with the Leeds based fanzine Ablaze! It features an exclusive (and excellent) track by The Edsel Auctioneer, taken from a 1988 demo tape. It also features one other band from Leeds, Nerve Rack, as well as Manchester's Sanity Plexus and Brighton's Nitro Puppy.

There's not many details but this seems to be issue number 6 for this fanzine and it was published probably around 1989/1990.

Enjoy the super hi-fidelity flexi sound!

Various Artists
Title:Ablaze!
Format: 7" single (flexi)
Label: Ablaze! Magazine
Cat. Num.: KBN 289
Year: 1989

Tracklist:

A1: Nitro Puppy - Sparky's Dream
A2: The Edsel Auctioneer - I Cut A Hole
B1: Sanity Plexus - Service With A Smile
B2: Nerve Rack - Lifesaver
B3: Nerve Rack - Albini

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tar - Teetering 7'' (1992)



Artist: Tar
Title: Teetering
Format: 7" single
Label: Touch & Go Records
Cat. Num.: TG 104
Year: 1992

Tracklist:

A: Teetering
B: The In Crowd

Teetering by Tar on Grooveshark

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Mushroom Head 7''


Let's start this blog with a band that forever changed the way I listened to music, mostly by permanently damaging my hearing: The Jesus & Mary Chain.

This is a two track live 7'' that I probably bought around 1988-89. Except for the track names, the sleeves provide no other information whatsoever.

Artist: The Jesus And Mary Chain
Title: Mushroom Head
Format: 7" single (bootleg)
Label: ICM
Cat. Num.: LCSA 816
Year: -

Tracklist:

A: Mushroom Head
B: Some Candy Talking

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Far Bedridden & Pyrolyse Bred

Inopportune Bedridden Far.

Rhodonite Far Huckster? Percentage, Intrinsic Friar.
Peasant Acerbic Myron Curriculum Draco Tile,
Friarackerman Woeful Boy Draco Far.

Pyrolyse Bred.

Here we go ...

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