Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Flexi POP!

I wish I could maintain an air of indie credability by telling you the first time I experienced the crackling joys of a flexidisc, creased neatly where the post/mail man had folded it to get it through the letterbox was when I got say The Darling Buds one, or the 5" Another Sunny Day one that accompanied the first Sarah fanzine or of course any ShaLaLa release. But no, my first flexi disc was of British actor Richard Briers impersonating a Basset Hound for a promtional flexi for a brand of dog biscuits. I so wish I could share that with you but instead we have three songs from a bunch of flexis I recently bought.
Firstly we have a song by Honeybunch, a band featuring Jeffrey Underhill, the third member of Velvet Crush this flexi was released in 1991 and the band have sporadically beeen releasing records ever since. Then we have a demo of a song by Luna who I'm sure need no introduction. If you like this, you'll like any of their albums pretty much. Thirdly we have a song by Speedboat, one of the many excellant bands who have released stuff on the Showshine records label. Most of these bands feature contributions in some shape by Francis MacDonald who has also played with Teenage Fanclub and The BMX Bandits. He also owns the label come to think of it.


Anonymous said...

i think that sounds like a great first flexidisc. my first was a boyracer/hula hoop flexi that came with a fanzine - it's yellow and transparent. i still have it.

thanks for the nice post.


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