Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Just Give Me Whiskey

Oh, look, just *go away*, will you? Stop whingeing on about "Ooh, Time Has Told Me posts *loads* more than you do ner ner ner". Good for the Lizard - but:

a) lots of his stuff is readily available on CD - example, the Watersons box set which I paid fifty quid for.
b) lots of his stuf is uploaded by other people, he just posts the links.
c) he's had quite a few complaint from people asking him to take down stuff.

But he's also posted some great stuff that isn't available, and for that I thank him.

My philosophy is quite clear - if you can buy it legitimately from anywhere that the artist benefits from (and I don't mean second hand) then I won't post it. Also, the vast majority of my stuff is ripped from my original vinyl and never available on CD - and I'm running out of albums to rip. And, as I mentioned elsewhere, I have to work & don't always have loads of time to blog. But when I feel like it, I do.

So just feck off with your "this is not meant to criticize your blog, you post some nice stuff, just not often enough" - if it isn't meant to be a criticism, what's the point of saying it? Oh - and next time have the good grace to not post anonymously so that I can reply to you directly without forcing others to read it.

ANYWAY... I'm back again. For now. Got a few things lined up to post - the final gig by the reunited Airplane, some In Embrace, more obscure folk including the debut album by Ar Log, Speedy Keen's solo album, and a couple of bizarrenesses that I haven't ripped yet.

Today, though, the sole album from Colourbox.

In the 80s I thought 4ad could do no wrong (a bit like Island in the late 60s) and so I bought quite a lot of what they put out even if I wasn't sure about it. This is one of those. I heard 'Just Give 'Em Whiskey' on the Peel show and was expecting more of the same, but apart from 'Hot Doggie' on the Lonely Is An Eyesore album they didn't really do anything else like that. Instead, the album strayed into a number of different electro-synth-soul-pop-funk. Still not convinced that I like it, but according to the 4ad site it's a 'lost classic'. So here you go.

Colourbox - Colourbox (1985)

1. Sleepwalker
2. Just Give ‘em Whiskey
3. Say You
4. The Moon Is Blue
5. Inside Informer
6. Punch
7. Suspicion
8. Manic
9. You Keep Me Hanging On
10. Arena



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this album. Listened to it a bunch back in the day. Looking forward to hearing it again. Thanks.

10:51 pm  
Blogger GeoX said...

Hey, no complaints from me. I think that any post is good bloggin', so I take what I can get. Thanks for this.

2:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No complaints from me either, although I would point out that the Watersons Box Set isn't readily available as I have been trying very hard to buy it with no luck at all!

3:22 pm  
Anonymous grace notes said...

Good man yourself! The fact that you bother to do it at all is a cause for celebration. I can hardly believe that some people would have the cheek to complain about you not doing enough for them!

I also support your position on not giving away free the kinds of thing that probably constitute the pensions of certain artists.

7:21 pm  
Blogger brown beard said...

Thanks for the music. Especially for Red Rhodes' and the First National Band album you put up a while back. Is there anyway to re-up the Area Code 615 stuff? Thank anyway if not.

1:21 am  
Anonymous folkminister said...

Here, Here...just ignore the complainers.. Your blog is unique!-

4:38 am  
Blogger Ratatoskyr said...

Yeah, farg'em. If they want service, they can go to Mac-fargin-Donalds. You do what you can, when you can, and who can expect more than that.

And some really good posts at that.

6:27 pm  
Blogger cheeba said...

I'm with the fine participants above. What's with the entitlement b.s. in the world? The only words out of people's mouths should be "thank you." If they want something posted, why don't they do it themselves? Whingers.

For example, the Colourbox record is one of the best things 4AD ever produced and hyper-influential on the 80's sound in general. It is FINALLY starting to get the respect due (the electro-retro kids are caning 'Manic' in the clubs this year). I'm not downloading it since I still have the CD and three vinyl copies (I see the double in bins for $5 or less all the time) but needed to say thanks to you for putting this lost classic out there nonetheless.

12:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THX, thats what now in my Mind and the link works
colourbox just give´em whiskey is the sound i´m waiting for

5:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx thats what now in my mind to hear
colourbox - just give´em whiskey
and the link is alive, waiting till dl is done and then my LS will be blown away

5:45 pm  

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