Label: Downwarde Spiral Records - DSR001 • Format: CD Album, Compilation, Remastered • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Punk
It was December Joseph had just sacked the entire band, but they were still going to play on the recording. Clearly he had a lot to learn. Caligula - Blyth Power - Wicked Women self-respecting dictator worth his salt would have shot them all out of hand.
We like the coincidence that had its Blyth Power nameplates removed around this time, and put onto instead. It must have been an omen. Of mild interest in the wake of this release is the publicity campaign which Wicked Men And Wicket Keepers And A Little Touch Of Harry In then solvent All The Madmen Records paid for. Joseph even got to make an ass of himself on Radio 1's Newsbeat show.
Think how much more press we might have gotten if we'd paid for advertising space as well. There were two vinyl pressings. The first had a green sleeve and the second had a blue, and the lyrics were included in a booklet. Boo hoo. We thought it was funny. When the second pressing sold out, the LP languished in obscurity, until the first in a long line of generous and public-spirited benefactors was rash enough to lend us the cash to put it out on CD.
It was thus the first release on Downwarde Spiral Records. To add spice to the re-issue we included a Digital - Various - Trip To Paradise version of our first cassette release, A Little Touch of Harry in the Night, which had also vanished into obscurity.
This relic was recorded on a 4-track machine in a basement in Hackney. It's one of those things that old punks get dewy-eyed over, and claim we shouldn't have done.
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Calculadora (Pocket Calculator) - Las Vegas - Las Vegas, We Crave The Natural Touch - David Donohoe - Please Dissolve In This, Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak (Memory Stick, Album), Horizontal - La Pista Búlgara - Horizontal