Vinyl180 - VIN180LP078 - 180 Gram Vinyl - 5038622131418
Blue Vinyl Limited Edition - Audiophile Remaster
Back in the early 1980s, THE BLUEBELLS were part of a vanguard of Scottish pop which also included Orange Juice, Altered Images and Lloyd Cole & The Commotions.
At the center of this was Alan Horne's Glasgow based independent label Postcard, whose motto 'The Sound Of Young Scotland' was a parody on the great Motown label. The band actually demo'd songs for Postcard label, recently the subject of a critically acclaimed book by Simon Goddard entitled Simply Thrilled.
Before signing to London Records and scoring hits such as 'Young At Heart' and 'I'm Falling', the band recorded an album's worth of independent recordings and demos, most of which remained unreleased.
Songs From Glasgow 1980-1982 brings all those tracks together. Compiled by Robert Hodgens (Bobby Bluebell) with the involvement of the rest of the band, EXILE ON TWEE STREET finally reveals the band's roots in the indie scene of early 80s Glasgow.
Only the track 'Happy Birthday' has been issued before - on a rare flexidisc!
Side : 1
1. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
2. Some Sweet Day
3. Happy Birthday
4. No One Ever Waves Goodbye
5. One Last Love Song
Side : 2
1. Wishful Thinking
2. Oh Dear
3. Your Gonna Miss Me
4. East Green
5. Red Guitars