Play It Again Sam Records, 1990. BIAS 185-7
Discogs (This link is for the whole Pigeonhole album. Only the bonus 7″ is presented here)
The New Fads have been a pretty consistent companion for the last 25 years or so, and while I prefer the darker character of their later material, they were pretty consistent throughout their short career. This is a 7″ single which was given away free with the first few copies of their debut album, Pigeonhole. The A side is a cover of a Velvet Underground track, originally on their third album, The Velvet Underground. The New Fads version also appeared on a Velvets tribut album, and while it’s hardly their finest hour, it’s a solid performance featuring their distinctive choppy guitar work. The B side is on the CD version of the Pigeonhole album.
As for further listening, everything is of course deleted, although you can get the first two albums in horrible MP3 format on itunes.