Barracuda Blue Records 1987. 12UTA9
As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t had much time lately to post stuff here, or to do vinyl rips. That’s because I became a dad for the first time last week, so priorities have shifted a bit. Things are calming down now so I’ll get back to it, but from now on the pace will be a bit slower.
I’m also having filehost trouble – all music bloggers get it at some point. Ultramegabit are taking down files much faster than they’re supposed to, bitshare are terminally unreliable and my 4shared account is pretty much full. So I need another free filehost who doesn’t take files down, but have no time right now to look for one. Any suggestions gratefully received.
In the meantime, here’s a rather obscure EP which is mostly a Marc Bolan tribute. The real draw here is Nikki Sudden whose massive body of work is consistently worthwhile. Here he contributes a rather pleasing acoustic version of Sailors Of The Highway. The Times later signed for Creation and are mostly an Ed Ball solo project – his version of The Slider adds a nice grungy element to the song. I know nothing at all about the Necessitarians, nor why of the three tracks they contribute only one is a Bolan cover.
There are more detailed notes about this release than I can be bothered to write here.