Sunday, July 10, 2011
Mega City Four: Terribly Sorry Bob (singles, 1988-1990)
MRML READERS: Don't miss our top ten Mega City Four videos over at The Big Takeover
While searching for Mega City Four related goodies, I came across this (previously unknown to me) singles compilation on Vinyl Solution from 1989:
I considered posting this release but since it's just an earlier version of Terribly Sorry Bob (with better art direction), it seemed like a better idea to just share the cover art with you and finally post my favourite Mega City Four release.
These early singles (as I discussed in detail HERE) define Mega City Four for me and that's no insult to my (ever-growing) love of their later work it's just that this is one of the most insanely-ignored singles collection in existence - don't miss it!
A1 Miles Apart
A2 Running In Darkness
A3 Distant Relatives
A4 Clear Blue Sky
A5 Less Than Senseless
A6 Dancing Days Are Over
A7 No Time
B1 Awkward Kid
B6 Square Through A Circle
* Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Gerry Bryant
* Drums – Chris Jones (28)
* Guitar, Backing Vocals – Daniel Luther Jonathan Brown
* Guitar, Lead Vocals, Lyrics By – Wiz (7)
* Producer – Alan Scott (tracks: A5-A6), Iain Burgess (tracks: A7-B6), Matthew Fisher (tracks: A1-A4), M.C.4*
This is a compilation of the first five singles on Decoy.
· A1-A2 originally released on Miles Apart / Running In Darkness (7'')
· A3-A4 originally released on Clear Blue Sky / Distant Relatives (7")
· A5-A6 originally released on Less Than Senseless / Dancing Days Are Over (7")
· A7 is a bonus track, originally released on Vinyl Solution freebie 7" (same recording session as B1-B2)
· B1-B2 originally released on Awkward Kid / The Cradle (7")
· B3-B6 originally released on There Goes My Happy Marriage (12", EP)
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