Damaged Goods Update
Those cuddly tykes at Damaged Goods Records are at it again with their impressive Spring catalogue. Hot from the catwalks of Paris, Rome & Novi Sad comes this charming basket of releases riddled with the Dam Good kite mark of quality. The new Billy Childish LP, “The Medway Wheelers”, is reviewed elsewhere in this issue by Suburban Kid.
OUT NOW OR VERY SOON:
DAMGOOD 237CD - MIKABOMB -'OSAKA' CD
Latest 45 from the entirely loveable Mika Bomb aches with their newfound maturity & smoulders like a melting nuclear reactor.
DAMGOOD 243 - THE PRISCILLAS - 'GONNA RIP UP YOUR PHOTOGRAPH' - 7" Col Vinyl
The queens of bouffant stake their claim for greatness with this fuzz-drenched triple vodka & Redbull of a 45. If the Buzzcocks & Blondie had given birth to 5 beautiful children - this is what they would sound like when they eventually became resourceful enough to acquire guitars, drums, microphones & sessions in quality recording studios.
DAMGOOD 241 - MIKABOMB - 'HELLCATS' - LP/CD
The new LP from Mika Bomb is harder, sharper & liable to cut you to ribbons. 14-cuts of prime punk rock & roll with that irresistible pop fizz of accessibility.
DAMGOOD 233 - HOLLY GOLIGHTLY - 'ON THE FIRE' E.P. - 7"/CD
New Toe Rag recorded 45 is the first single from Holly’s new studio LP (see below). The CD features the video which was recently filmed in the back room of a East London public house.
DAMGOOD 240 - THE BUFF MEDWAYS 'MEDWAY WHEELERS' - 7"/CDS
See Suburban Kid review elsewhere in this issue.
DAMGOOD 242 - HOLLY GOLIGHTLY - 'MY FIRST HOLLY G - ALBUM' CD
Holly’s new LP collects her personal favourites from her 13 previous LPs. A stunning collection of electric blues from a legendary performer at the top of her game. Includes 8 re-recorded or previously unreleased tracks.
Holly’s entire back catalogue is due for reissue by Damaged Goods on 20/06/04.
DAMGOOD 225 CD - SHELLEYS CHILDREN - 'EVERYTHING’ - CD
Shelley's Children were one of those bands that were far too pop for their own good, especially as they were entrenched in the political, even 'crusty' scene of the late 80's.
I loved them, they had some of the best harmonies I'd ever heard and were basically just a great pop band, more Bay City Rollers than Dog On A Rope!
They only ever released one 12" single and a mini-album on their own 'Peasants Revolt' label and a few tracks on compilations, they were in the studio recording their debut LP proper (for Released Emotions Records) when they called it a day in 1991.
They resurfaced later that year with a few different members as Cuckooland.
The 'Everything' CD is just that, everything they did including some very lo-fi demos.. but I think you’ll agree it's a great album and about time too!
DAMGOOD 226 CD - CUCKOOLAND - ‘BANGA BOOM BOOM!’ - CD
A great six piece band from Reading which rose from the ashes of a band called Shelleys Children.
I heard their demo and thought it was so good that they must be signed to a major label, the production was perfect, really well crafted pop, so I never called. Three months later I still hadn't heard anything about them so made the call and no, no interest so we did their debut single Winter. It got Single of The Week on Steve Lamacq’s Evening Session on Radio 1 and some good press too.
Three more singles followed including another radio hit the aptly titled Radio Friendly which a certain Jonathan King liked so much that he included it on his now defunct music biz cd / mag the Tip Sheet. (Hope you’re enjoying prison Jonathan).
Anyway we did their debut album and nothing else really happened they did lots of gigs and will remain on of my favourite DG bands.
DAMGOOD 246 - THE REZILLOS - 'RADIO TIMES' - LP/CD
Everyone’s favourite Scottish first wavers return with 2 Peel sessions from ’78 & ’79 respectively & a Radio Clyde session from 2004.
DAMGOOD 245 - TELEVISION PERSONALITIES 'DID THEY ALL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER' - CD/LP
More masterly mayhem from the inventors of lo-fi.
Jean Encoule tMx 19 04/05