Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Warm Jets EP

Another one of my favourite put one awesome album out and disappear forever bands. And just like one of my other favourites, Tiger, only a handful of singles and b-sides to be had. This EP came before the debut, Future Signs, and three out of the four tracks here feature on it. So the real rarity here is the track Sunfreeze which is exclusive to this record. Hard to believe it's been 15 years already since this came out! I've only just started to rip vinyl and so I know I could get these a bit better but until I'm reunited with my record collection and good turntable which currently reside in another city which I shall soon be returning to, these will have to do!

Liverpool St

Warm Jets EP

Friday, August 26, 2011

After All - Sitting Far Away (7'')

Now here's an eighties rarity if I've ever posted one before. Since I moved to the west coast almost 10 years ago, I have become very close friends with former Pure guitarist, songwriter and producer, Todd Simko. Not only has he produced everything by my band in the last 7 years, but scored me many sessions for other people as well. A few months back, to my delight, he gave me a special 7'' for my birthday. The very first single by his eighties band, After All. These tracks were not found on their debut album which is hard to find itself. This is my first shot at ripping vinyl, so I'm not sure how you'll feel about my rip, but I know you won't find this gem anywhere else. Both these tracks are great and now I know that he can get me that eighties drum sound that I want from now on!

A: Sitting Far Away
B: Valley Of The Kings

Sitting over here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy (Live)

I had been on the hunt for quite sometime for some live Flesh taken from a promo called Final Vinyl and was thrilled to acquire it recently. What really blew me away was their amazing cover of Prince's, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man. Could've been a hit! A two hit wonder? Well, everybody knows I Go Crazy but, Postcards From Paradise & Siamese Twist were brilliant as well and I don't think the Lulu's got the respect they deserved. Anyhow, funny how out of these great tracks, I'm giving up THE hit again in it's live version cause the copy I got had a skip in it and I fixed it and I'm proud and you'll never be able to tell! That stuff drives me crazy.

I Go Crazy (Live)

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Blog Alert!

Hey everyone! I've started a new blog and wanted to let you know about it! Switching To The Vapour State isn't going away though. I have found it increasingly hard to post stuff that's hard to find, but it seems like everything is out there these days. However, I will continue to post stuff when I find it appropriate. The new blog is called Seen A Million Faces and will be an ongoing history of the many concerts I've been to. I hope you will enjoy it and for the first while it will be a work in progress. I welcome your input and comments and hope you enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Remixes

Not sure what the origin of this release is, but due to the way things were labelled, I'm gonna asume it's a fanmade comp. And that's coool cause I'd never heard these mixes at all. It's not that I'm the biggest Banshees follower, but, I really like them. Christine, Cities In Dust, Peek-A-Boo and Spellbound being a few of my faves. I saw them in 1987 (With Julian Cope opening), and they had an off night, but that's coool too. I have been going through a bit of a binge now that the brief Foreigner one that I spared you is over and that's what led me to these...

Happy House (Sir Billy Miami Hommage Re-Edit)
Cities In Dust (HavocNdeeD vs. Epidemic Remix)
Spellbound (Czart Mix)