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)
2. Just Give ‘em Whiskey
3. Say You
4. The Moon Is Blue
5. Inside Informer
9. You Keep Me Hanging On