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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

You'd Rather Sail The Ocean


The Swede posted Weatherall and Farley's remix of That Petrol Emotion's Abandon yesterday. Apart from the odd remix they'd completely dropped off my radar. Big Decision was a hit (of sorts, number 42) in 1987, and massively popular in indie discos/alternative nights. They sort of prefigured the Madchester/indie-dance sound, big guitar chords and drumbeats that you could dance (or lope around) to. With a nod to rap as well. Annoyingly the video here cuts out just before the end.



Live at teatime on a Friday up in Newcastle for The Tube (Big Decision and Swamp) and sounding really good. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you biographical stuff about The Undertones and all that.

7 comments:

The Swede said...

Tip Top tunes from a band who, as you say, were perhaps a little ahead of their time.

Simon said...

The 3rd album End Of The Millennium Psychosis Blues, which has the Dexys brass section on some tracks hasn't dated well for me, but the 1st 2 albums get a regular listen. The 4th album Chemicrazy has 2 of my fave singles of the era Sensitize and Hey Venus. I absolutely bloody love those two songs.

Anonymous said...

I really, really rate this mix still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI72ihBIoAo

@tedloaf

Swiss Adam said...

Yes indeed Tedloaf.

Echorich said...

One of my favorite bands to see live in the late 80's. Somehow they managed to play the same seedy joints - The Marquee in Chelsea ( could NYC steal more names from London?) and The World in the Lower East Side - 3 times in less than 2 years. One show had Voice Of The Beehive as the opener and that has to go down as one of the most ridiculously fun nights I have ever had out with friends.

Echorich said...

Hearing that Weatheral/Farley Mix of TPE got me remembering how stuck on another Weatherall Mix I was for ages - Flowered Up - Weatherall's Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix).

Michael Doherty said...

@tedloaf, that is such a fantastic remix, think the tape I had it on snapped I played it that many times. Hugo Nicholson? First gig I ever went to was their's in Derry in 1990. God, I miss those chaps!