Creation 1985. CRELP007
The Jasmine Minks are synonymous with the early Creation sound; jangly guitars, some strong songwriting and lots of energy. No doubt their success was helped by their association with the label, but they made some great records which helped to define early indiepop.
This was their second album and it has some great material. Cold Heart was a single and has appeared here before, but the album is pretty consistent.
It suffers somewhat from the interferance of Alan McGee. At his insistence, some of the original material was dropped and replaced by tracks from earlier sessions which makes the whole thing sound a bit disjointed.