Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Crackle and Pop 6: Strawberry Switchblade

Since Yesterday

This is one of thebaywindowgirls favourite bits of 12" vinyl. Its pop and its great, and surely you knew that?
All you would want to know about the band and more can be found at the excellent Strawberry Switchblade.net

Possibly one of the best resources on a single band I've come across, go spend some time there.
Also very good is the Deep Water fan site.

'Since Yesterday' was a slice of Pop confection custom baked for the most demanding of bitter-sweet teeth. Everything was in its place; it soared and swooned in just the right amounts, and fittingly it made Strawberry Switchblade stars in the public domain. It catapulted them from sharing photocopied pages with the Pastels and the Membranes to sharing the glossy colour pages of Smash Hits with Duran Duran and Boy George, and it sat them in peculiar juxtaposition with Mike Reid on Saturday morning TV.'
(From 'Strawberry Switchblade: A Personal History by Alistair Fitchett)

Since Yesterday (mp3 vinyl 12")
By the Sea (mp3 from Strawberry Switchblade.net)

These were the original 7" A and B sides, but the 12" had the following as an extra track, a dreamy cover of the Velvet Underground classic.
Sunday Morning (mp3 from Strawberry Switchblade.net)

3 Comments:

At 8:58 am, Anonymous poolcue said...

Love this band - takes me back to my mis-spent youth. Many, many thanks! Gene Loves Jezebel anyone?

 
At 3:16 pm, Blogger Mary said...

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At 3:17 pm, Blogger Mary said...

Because of The Clientele found you.

Cheers. Gonna leave a link for you.

 

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