Monday, November 06, 2006
JOCK'N'ROLL (Part Four)
I don't suspect too many of you will recognise the above fab four.
There's loads of bands listed on Jock'n'Roll who released very fine records that sold in very low numbers. A band much loved and admired by both myself and Jacques The Kipper was Foil - and that's them pictured above.
They just missed out on my Top 10, but as you'll see below, they've been placed high by JTK in his chart. And rightly so.
Signed to 13th Hour Recordings in 1996, the band recorded two very fine albums - 'Spread It All Around' and 'Never Got Hip' (which along with 'Obscurity Knocks' by the Trashcan Sinatras is the most prophetic song title recorded by a Scottish band).
Now you might dismiss the following as PR hype :-
'Foil, the only band that manage to be both brutal, yet melodical in the same breath took time-out from tearing up venues around the country to present us with yet another fine single.
Their "take no prisoners alive" attitude prompted Kerrang to describe Hugh Duggie's vocal talents as "a man capable of stripping paint through sheer lung power alone". Phew! '
Reviver Gene' is completely re-recorded and sounds like it always should have and is now backed up on the 7" release with 'Sedate Me', whilst the CD version also includes 'Hey You' and 'Play Dead'.
All tracks were produced by Paul Tipler, who has previously worked with the likes of Elastica, Stereolab, Scarfo and Leatherface.'
But give them a listen, and you might then make your own mind up.
One of the beauties of Jock'n'Roll is there are hundreds of bands like Foil who are mentioned in the A-Z of artists. Go in for a visit and have your memory jogged a bit. Just click here.
Back to the charts
JC : Sunkissed - Friends Again (4:23) (mp3) *
(Note : link to song deleted and replaced with one of a better quality. See Sunday 08 December 2006)
JTK : Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat (5:00) (mp3)* (**)
JC : Party Fears Two - Associates (5:14) (mp3) *
JTK : Reviver Gene - Foil (3:48) (mp3) *
*song no longer available to download
(**) Smalltown Boy becomes the first song in both of our Top 10s. But will it be the last. You'll need to visit sometime on or after Tuesday 7th November to find out. If you can be bothered.
Please buy the above songs if you don't already have them.
Sunkissed is from the LP 'Trapped & Unwrapped'
Smalltown Boy is from the LP 'Age of Consent'
Party Fears Two is from the LP 'Sulk'
Reviver Gene is from the LP 'Spread It All Around'
All, as usual, can be found at Amazon. Here.