Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Nothing To Be Done



Sometimes when I'm feeling a bit down I like to put on the BMX Bandits or the Pastels and be transported back to a time when I still had the optimism of youth and Glasgow/ Lanarkshire had a thriving indie music scene which 99.9 per cent of the 'shire was blissfully unaware of.

This should have been a single and it should have been huge.

The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done

6 comments:

Artog said...

I love this album so much, every song on it except for the one that they did actually release as a single Baby You're Just You, weird choice.

charity chic said...

The boy on the cover with t he velvet jacket is a look-a-likely for regular commener George!

Walter said...

The Pastels - a very good choice to come down and get grounded. I think I check out the Pastels now.

Jen said...

I remember buying books in John Smith's bookshop on Byres Road where Stephen used to work.

I'd always blush if he was working there. I should have said hello I guess, but I never dared.

So it goes...

drew said...

Jen - He's always behind the counter in Monorail but have never really had a conversation with him, other than to ask if they have such and such. He did comment on a Comet Gain split single when I bought it, saying that he thought the Crystal Stilts track on the other side, Through the Floor was the best thing that they had done.

Walter - they are very good when on form but live a shambles

CC - George looks like Stephen Pastel?

Artog - I think it my favourite album by them

Wally said...

It's a brilliant album - such a shame that it hasn't been re-released - a new generation need to hear it. Finally found a copy of The Springfields single where they cover "Million Tears" which I really liked.