SARAH RECORDS

SARAH RECORDS – A Radiant Jewel – Sarah Records – Look at it this way: if popular music was a tower-block, the likes of WEA and CBS might be up in the penthouse suites, Demon and New Rose on the first floor, Vinyl Solution and Reckless would be at street level and down in the third sub-basement, behind the water-pipes you’d find Sarah Records, small but snug.

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THE SEERS – FLYAWAY

THE SEERS – “Flyaway” (BOB 18) March 1988 – The Seers “Flyaway” – Inside ‘Bucketfull Of Brains, Issue #24 was a two-song flexi-disc featuring Gene Clark and The Seers. Here’s what BOB said about the track “Flyaway”.

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THE ELEVENTH DREAM DAY – AWAKE I LIE (LIVE)

THE ELEVENTH DREAM DAY – “Awake I Lie” (BOB 23) April 1989 – The Eleventh Dream Day “Awake I Lie” – When I spoke to New Rose recently, they told me that in response to the massive acclaim the band have received in Europe they are keen that the Eleventh Dream Day should tour in a few month’s time.

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THE CHEMISTRY SET – SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN

THE CHEMISTRY SET – “Some People Never Learn” (BOB 29) April 1989 – The Chemistry Set “Some People Never Learn” – This flexi-disc was given away in ‘Bucketfull Of Brains” issue #29: There was no feature on the band, just the flexi and according to the editorial the number is a cut from their forthcoming album, “Sounds Like Painting” on Semaphore (presumably a 1989 release).

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ROBYN HITCHCOCK & PETER BUCK – FLESH NO.1

ROBYN HITCHCOCK & PETER BUCK – “Flesh No. 1” (BOB 17) December 1987 – Robyn Hitchcock & Peter Buck “Flesh No.1” – With the Soft Boys and R.E.M. so heavily featured in ‘Bucketfull Of Brains’ – Issue #23, I’m delighted to be able to include a flexi featuring the first fruits of the collaboration between Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck.

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PETER CASE – STEEL STRINGS

PETER CASE – “Steel Strings” (BOB 12) October 1986 – Peter Case “Steel Strings” – This issue’s flexi-disc is the original acoustic version of “Steel strings” (a tribute to both head Flamin’ Groovie, Cyril Jordan and The Plimsouls).

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THE SPINNING WIGHATS – 10/05/60

THE SPINNING WIGHATS – “Encore From Hell” / “10/05/60” (BOB 11) 1986 – The Spinning Wighats “10/05/60” – The long arm of “Bucketfull Of Brains2 has failed, I can’t apologise enough but we are totally unable to pin down the legendary Spinning Wighats and grill ’em in the usual “B.O.B.” fashion.

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LET’S ACTIVE – I FEEL FUNNY

LET’S ACTIVE – “I Feel Funny” / “Wild Wild Women” (BOB 10) 1986 – Let’s Active “I Feel Funny” – Thanks to Mitch Easter’s and IRS’s kindness I’m able to include a two track flexi-disc to further enliven your reading. “I Feel Funny” was recorded as a possibility for the “Big Plans For Everybody” album (IRS-5703) but eventually omitted.

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THE CHURCH – WARM SPELL

THE CHURCH – “Warm Spell” (BOB 9) March 1986 – The Church “Warm Spell” – I was a huge fan of The Church in the eighties and their early records still hold up well apart from those recordings from around “Seance” LP onwards. There is just way too much in the way for my ears nowadays, over-produced sounds, synth keyboards wrecking some tunes and the over-use of gated and synthetic drums.

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ROBYN HITCHCOCK – HAPPY THE GOLDEN PRINCE

ROBYN HITCHCOCK – “Happy The Golden Prince” (BOB 8) 1986 – Robyn Hitchcock “Happy The Golden Prince” – This song was given away with ‘Bucketfull Of Brains’ Issue 14, well, when I say song I’m thinking more along the lines of a six minute surreal tale to tell a bad tempered kid at bed time. This will calm the little bugger down.

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