Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Firstly the Stolen Picassos which was stolen from me. The seller lists it as an LP. With four tracks? Are they an Australian Yes? They are purported to be twee indiepop. Has a twee indiepop song ever exceeded five minutes?

Next up the B Team single which I've been courting for two years and it still hasn't accepted my proposal to come live with me. Final price £64.53 a little too high given that it sold for under £50 a few months back. Be away with you.

The Extras single has featured on ebay before. Always attracts attention. Wonder what it sounds like. Anyway I bid a hesitant £36. Got swept away.

Far superior to their other single the Cybermen EP with the classic Cybernetic Surgery eluded me once again. I was elsewhere when the auction ended and left a rather hopeful £46 bid which failed.

I have the A side of the 021 single on a comp so I tentatively and absurdly chucked £15 at it. It went for £49.

Again I have the A side of the Zoot Alors single but am wondering if the B side is half as good. After finally finding Abstract Art by Flying Colours I was absolutely underwhelmed by the five minute instrumental on the B side. My £29.99 bid failed spectacularly.


bristolboy said...

so many if's/ but's & maybes in this section

both sides of the extras 45 are excellent (sort of nine below zero like - harmonica/harmonies & good bass lines but with a slight oz surf sound to it)
b-side of zoot alors (its a crime is sort of glam/punk in a kidda band sort of way)- in my opinion is better, so well worth getting hold of.
the b-side of 021 uses the same beats but is weaker & less charming still very listenable.
as for the b-team & cybermen 45's as you say both worth their weight in gold (or so, some e-bay punters believe)

Rupert Cook said...

Cheers Bristolboy. Tempted now to indulge myself on Zoot Alors and Extras singles next time they appear.

I dread the day, if it ever happens, that the Wee Cherubs single appears. It now tops my wants list and I fear fortunes will be spent to acquire it.

James D said...

Zoot Alors is on the Killed By Death blog. Use the search box there to find it.