7" Up - Singles only, UK 1978-1982

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31. Jan. 2007, 16:08

It‘s always a special pleasure to flip through that box of singles. This diminutive format in black vinyl made it possible for a musician‘s own productions to be released in the smallest of runs. Very often for lack of funds they only came out as 7“s, in contrast to the big labels. Long since unavailable or, if to be had at all, then sadly only at hefty collectors‘ prices.
Sometimes the B-side is an eye-opener: the A-side a let-down. And of course a centre puck is standard equipment for any lover of the 7”!

A pity, though, that they‘ve got to be turned over after three minutes, so if you‘re planning on an evening‘s wall-to-wall listening then it‘s best to make yourself comfortable next to the turntable with your box of singles within arm‘s reach.

7“ UP! is our song of praise to a fine little medium that only a few labels are still putting out. No promotion for vinyl, though, in these days of mp3 and the iPod...

A compilation of British rarities from 1978 to 1982, 7“ UP! offers little-known, pristine pearls of pop, punk and new wave for people who haven‘t heard everything yet. And for all of those who came into the world a bit later, of course, too.

Here's the tracklist:
01. Mark Beer - The man man man
02. Glaxo Babies – This is your life
03. Contact – Constant beat
04. I Jog & the Tracksuits – Redbox
05. Gerry And The Holograms - Gerry and the Holograms
06. Brian Brain – Jive, jive
07. They Must Be Russians – Don´t try to cure yourself
08. Moondogs – Imposter
09. Thomas Leer – Private plane
10. Cult Figures – Zip Nolan
11. Monochrome Set – Eine Symphonie des Grauens
12. Henry Badowski – Making love with my wife
13. Weekend – Drumbeat for baby

Cheers!
Crippled Dick Hot Wax!

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