Friday, February 25, 2011

THE SERVANTS-the sun a small star 12" EP

An indie band formed in 1985, these middlesex quartet recorded this EP under head records with frontman david westlake. a big fan by stuart, vocalist of belle and sebastian, the servants was well received by the press that NME decided to include them in their C86 compilation. Later in 1987 the group has seen a change in their line-up with the addition of luke haines and hugh whitaker (drummer for the housemartins) and signed with creation records to release a couple of good tracks. this cut reminds me more of the 60's sound due to the acoustic reverb guitar solos and to hear the violin in the background truly makes it one of the finest pieces i've ever heard.

the sun a small star

Saturday, February 19, 2011

START-where i want to be

Start is a little known band from Lawrence, Kansas. Formed back in 1983 it is comprised of Jay Francis, Ric Lind and Shawn Kelly. Signed under clearsongs, this album has a lot of good stuff in it especially one track written and performed by allen ginsberg the famous poet and recipient of the pulitzer prize. where i want to be is a sound unbeknownst to many during the time, when this kind of indie sound later came about. little info out there about them, so this is all i can disclose. however do enjoy the track, hope it STARTs out to be a pleasant one.

where i want to be