Friday, January 23, 2009

The World Was Large



Thursday was the new Friday last night as Mrs H and I stayed up late drinking red wine and playing records because we are grown ups and we can.*

So what I need this morning to cut through a slight fug and some squally weather are noisy-thick swashy guitars topped with sweet melodious vocals, I reckon.

I first had this on a C90 my good friend Dr Al made for me in a high-rise Toronto apartment; it also featured They Might Be Giants doing 'Roadmovie To Berlin' and some Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Damn
I miss getting cassettes in the post.

Pale Saints - 'Sight Of You' (1990)

* thanks Colin

13 comments:

  1. Word verification the absolutely tremendous 'fooliker'

    I always wanted to like the Pale Saints.

    Is there a 4AD covers book? As good as the blue note covers for sure...

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  2. ....stunning aren't they? And sometimes better than the music therein (Lush!).

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  3. Yeah, Lush were never quite as good as Miki looked...sorry covers looked...

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  4. Drinking on a school night, rather irresponsible, Mr H.

    I agree that a lot of the 4AD covers were great and when you put on the vinyl at times it was quite a let down.

    Really bored today!

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  5. 'An intelligent person is never bored' Drew.

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  6. i must be as thick as shit today then.

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  7. 23 Envelope was the firm that did the 4AD covers...I think there was a book released at some point...

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  8. Vaughan Oliver. Not easily available (or cheap) but apparently here.

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  9. word verification - fockskgu!!

    very rude sounding indeed.

    Used to swop C90s all the time with folk...tried doing it with CDs, but it was never ever the same...

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  10. I miss the 'two sides' aspect - the way you could build a mood on Side 1, end with a cracker, open afresh on Side 2; and trying very hard to write small and neatly on the inset; and timing it perfectly so the last track ended and the Play button popped up and we're done; these and many other things of little consequence that Mattered Very Much.

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  11. Just what the doctor ordered...and darn if it isn't *Monday* - thanks for making it more tolerable. xo

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  12. Always a pleasure, never a pain x

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  13. Haven't dropped by for a while and missed this one - fantastic.

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