|Additional info||Scarce original 1987 UK Creation label 9-track LP - a collaboration between great post punk singer/songwriters, ex-Swell Maps and Jacobites' Nikki Sudden and |
Birthday Party/Crime and The City Solutions Rowland S. Howard - labelled an 'exercise in raw, mutant blues' by Allmusics Mark Deming - '... an effective creative give and take, as they find a common ground between Sudden's acidic balladry and Howard's clever but shambolic noise.'
Vinyl has side 1 yellow and green blurry, flower imaginery photograph label and Side 2 blue center and white rim-texted green label.
Vinyl has A-1U-1-1-X1 and B-1U-1-1-1 matrix endings for Side 1 & 2 respectively - picture cover.
Condition: VG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+ (Cover):
Condition: Vinyl is bright and shiny - has been used directly from the paper inner sleeve and has subsequently a little light sleeve scuffing in addition to a single superficial mark on Side 1.
Labels have in the area of a handful spindletraces - a little less on Side 1 - a little more on Side 2. Vinylis overall graded VG+ - but sounds far better.
Cover has alittle light wear affecting the laminate/shine only - a little superficial creasing as well.
Seams are solid - corners slightly rubbed - a nice VG+ cover without any major imperfections.
1 Rebel Grave (Nikki Sudden - Nikki Sudden, Rowland S. Howard) 5:51
2 Sob Story (Howard - Howard) 4:36
3 Snowplough (Sudden, Howard) 1:52
4 A Quick Thing (Howard - Sudden, Howard) 3:24
5 Feather Beds (Sudden - Sudden, Howard) 5:05
6 Crossroads (Sudden - Sudden, Howard) 4:43
7 Don't Explain (Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday) 3:25
8 Better Blood (Howard - Howard) 4:54
9 Debutante Blues (Sudden - Sudden) 8:12
Recorded September - October 1986 and March 1987 at Woodworm Studios, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK.
Lacquer Cut at The Town House, London, UK
Pressed by EMI Records, Hayes, Middlesex, UK
Nikki Sudden - Acoustic Guitar (2, 4, 5, 6 - 9), Guitar (3), Harmonium (9), Bouzouki (1), Percussion (5), Vocals (1, 5, 6, 9)
Rowland S. Howard - Acoustic Guitar (2, 4, 8), Electric Guitar Guitar (2, 6, 8), Hi Strung Guitar (7, 9), Noise Guitar (6), Slide Guitar (4, 7), Slide Bouzouki (9), Bouzouki (5), Acoustic Bass (1, 5, 7, 8), Electric Bass (2, 3, 5, 6), Bass Drum (6), Drums (4), Dulcimer (1, 5), Harmonium (4), Feedback (2), Bagpipes (1), Vocals (2, 4, 7, 8)
Andrew Bean - Percussion (1)
Epic Soundtracks/ Kevin Paul Godfrey - Drums (9)
Genevieve McGuckin - Piano (8)
Andrew Bean - Tom Tom (5)
Nikki Sudden, Rowland S. Howard - Production
Tim Matyear - Engineer