Sergeant Pepper Knew My Father was a benefit album for Childline that included a load of late eighties British alterna-rockers covering The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety. The long out-of-print albums' hit was sorta smarmy version of "With a Little Help From My Friends" by Wet Wet Wet which was very strangely made a double A-side with Billy Bragg's version of "She's Leaving Home", thereby allowing Bragg (fully embracing his Cara Tivey side) to have a number-one-hit-by-association.
So while I'm not sure this contribution showcases Billy at his best, it's great to hear Sonic Youth , The Wedding Present and The Fall adding a dose of grubbiness to this whole affair.
Tracklisting: A1 The Three Wize Men - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band A2 Wet Wet Wet - With A Little Help From My Friends A3 The Christians - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds A4 The Wedding Present with Amelia Fletcher - Getting Better A5 Hue & Cry - Fixing A Hole A6 Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey - She's Leaving Home A7 Frank Sidebottom - Being For Benefit Of Mr. Kite B1 Sonic Youth - Within You Without You B2 Courtney Pine Quartet - When I'm Sixty-Four B3 Michelle Shocked - Lovely Rita B4 The Triffids - Good Morning Good Morning B5 The Three Wize Men - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) B6 The Fall - A Day In The Life
So tell us what you make of this strange passel of eighties UK indie bands? Leave us a COMMENT(wherein you'll find the link).
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