Saturday, June 13, 2009

EYE ON EBAY------Absent from the holy text.

An oversight by Mr.45 Revs. According to the seller this single by the Sweeney is a punky effort released in 1979 but it is absent from the 45 Revs tome. I'm thinking the seller is at fault here with some incorrect info but if not perhaps a rewrite is on the cards. Only sold for a paltry fiver.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=320381535740

12 comments:

Worthless Trash said...

Apparently released in February 1983, so 1979 is well off the mark. Still, it might be good ...who knows?

Low Down Kids said...

My info is 1981.. but yeah, not '79.

A re-write is never out of the question (revised info, if not extra actual should-be-included records, comes up all the time) but there are no plans.

Low Down Kids said...

...oh, and according to the Year Zero thing about Exeter (etc) punk, John Greenslade - who was ESR boss and whose band this Sweeney seem to have been - despised punk, so the single's unlikley to have much 'KBD' to it. Unless he was having a funny turn or something. But the band's certainly not included by Year Zero in its (long) list of new wave bands, so...

I must get out more.

Worthless Trash said...

An old Music Master catalogue says 02/83, but that's not always reliable. For example, almost everything on the Fried Egg label is 07/81. I'd check my Music File CDrom database thing (designed for Windows 95), but although it worked fine in XP, Vista doesn't want to play ball. If anyone can use this, they can have it.

bristolboy said...

just dusted off my copy - its 4 tracks of pleasant beatles/searchers type powerpop
no hints to date on it (its cat no is SSR 00007)
"the lou reichner band - exeter e.p." (wasn't this sort of punk!) was S/80/cus733 or (ESR 4)
I'm sure I have other ESR recordings I'll have to look them up...

Rupert Cook said...

So we've concluded this was out of the time range of 45 Revs. At a record fair earlier this year a dealer boasted that he had plenty of records that had been overlooked by the mighty 45 Revs. Idle bragging probably.

Low Down Kids said...

Rupert - ask that nice record dealer chap to mail me and I'll gently set him straight.

Rupert Cook said...

If I cross his path again I will relay your words in the stentorian tone they merit.

Worthless Trash said...

Anything I can think of not in 45 Revs would be borderline new wave. Maybe major label things like Cole Younger's "She's Not My Lover" or Kris Ryder on Decca, people whose 80-82 things would've perhaps fitted better. Also, Jet Staxx in the 'Brits abroad' category. I haven't seen the 2nd print though?

bristolboy said...

how about the English pressing of skid's I saw her standing there on Galaxy records

Worthless Trash said...

I think the Skid made the 2nd edition as it came to light between prints. As did the Rollerball (pre Elton Motello)

...Steve?

Low Down Kids said...

Jet Staxx: we'll make sure he's in the third printing... whenever the fuck that might be!

Cole Younger and Kris Ryder: Mario considered these to be not 'new wave' enough (although personally I did want to include the Kris Ryder).

There MUST be stuff left out. If anyone knows of something please email me through the LDK site.