25th Jan 2015
A: So Macho
|So how did this one end up on Mute Records in Australia, then? It seemed to have no connection to the label otherwise. |
25th Jan 2015
A: See You Ma
B: Lightning Tree
|Images uploaded. Have to admit that I was rather hoping this one would be a peculiar art-rock or glam rock record - it's far from it, though the peculiar lyrical subject matter (about one 25 year old man's smothering mother) makes up for it slightly. |
17th Jan 2015
A: On The Run
B: Hello Heaven
|The B-side can be heard here if anyone's interested: http://left-and-to-the-back.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/custers-track-on-run-hello-heaven.html|
12th Jan 2015
|Richard Stilgoe With Valerie Singleton|
A: Suffering From Inflation
B: Statutory Right Of Entry
|The B-side to this is this rather dated and baffling skit. [YouTube Video]|
What's all that about, then? Were gas meter men, tax officers, et al really such doorbell menaces in those days or was it just a big old Stilgoe fuss about nothing.
"Oh, I don't matter, officer. I just own the house".
1st Jan 2015
A: Over My Head
B: Autumn In The City
|And, if anyone's curious, here's what it sounds like: http://left-and-to-the-back.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-crying-shames-over-my-head-autumn.html|
A tiny bit like Marshall Hain. Could have been a minor hit, but as the Fleetwood Mac original also flopped in the UK, the odds won't have been high.