Thursday, 6 August 2009

Bat's 1977 - 1982 Compilation Tape Side 2

It's time for side 2 of the tape and this is the side which introduced me to a few new bands at the time. There are at least 2 tracks that I don't know what they are or who they are by but I'm sure that you clever train spotters will be able to put me right. There is one absolute stinker, I wonder if you can guess which one it is?

The Jonathan Richman track That Summer Feeling isn't on this tape, it would have made the title wrong anyway as it was from 1984, however this means that there is another tape lurking in the wine boxes which musically will be of a similar standard as it was compiled by the same person. Further investigation will proceed this weekend.

The reason that I have used the term compilation tapes as opposed to mix tapes is, as far back as I can remember we always called them compilations, the term mixtape only came into being at the beginning of the nineties and referred to acid house and dance tapes where the songs were actually mixed together. At least that is how I remember it.

Buzzcocks - Promises
Orange Juice - Felicity
unknown track
Clive Langer And The Boxes - Half As Nice
The Farmer's Boy's - Country Mile
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Knack - My Sharona
Angelic Upstarts - England (WTF?)
Squeeze - Is That Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Jilted John - Gordon Is A Moron
Souixsie And The Banshees - Christine
Stranglers - Walk On By
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Jagz - Back Of My Hand
unknown track
The Dickies ? - I Like It (not sure it is them but it's the sort of thing they did)


Davy H said...

Unknown track 1 is the very lovely and marvellous 'Goodbye Joe' by The Monochrome Set. Didn't have to Google thatone.

drew said...

Thank you Davy, I'm ashamed to admit that the only thing I own by The Monochrome Set is the 12" of Jacob's Ladder and I'm not familiar with anything else they did.

Davy H said...

I've no idea what the 2nd one is though...

JC said...

cant help on the second track either.

But Jilted John track is called Jilted John.....

W said...

where's the fun in listing the tracks?
As compiler of this "borrowed" tape I can reveal the last unknown track is 'Influence' by Those French Girls. The final track might be The Rezillos, although as I've not had a chance to listen to the tape for more than two and a half decades then I can't be certain!

drew said...

I gave the original back to S. I will make a copy.Cast your mind back do you remember doing a tape with That Summer Feeling on it? I can't find it anywhere and if I remember correctly it was even better than this one.

It doesn't sound like the Rezillos, did they cover Needles and Pins at 100 miles an hour?

W said...

After some thought I searched the garage and found an updated version of this compilation now titled 1977-1980 and spanning over 2 C90s. I must have given up hope of the original resurfacing. Once again no track listing which added to my listening pleasure! I’ll pass them to G if you want to ‘borrow’ and will expect them returned before 2034, you can remain custodian of the original.

I do indeed remember a compilation where Summer Feeling was first track followed I think by The Farmer’s Boys ‘I Built The World’…….then who knows! Not to be found in the garage.

drew said...

Thank W, looking forward to hearing these but you must have the original of the other one as it is my handwriting on the label of the one I had or G could have misplaced the original.