Meeting No.2 – 7″ singles

Your Five Favourite seven inch singles

An impossible task, so where do you start? Do you go for the obscure or the popular? I started obscure with a 7″ from the Bill Nelson fanclub. He re-recorded a version of Contemplation for his ‘Getting the Holy Ghost Across’ LP, but nothing matches the atmosphere on this 4 track demo, originally recorded for a Kid Jensen session (whatever happened to ‘Time Tracking’ Bill?).

On hearing Jez’s selections – I lamented the loss of my cost of living EP and Dr P (god bless him) subsequently tracked me down a copy on ebay and presented me with it on my wedding day….so much better than a toaster!

Rogers choices were perhaps suprisingly ‘heavy’ after his 12″ singles choices last time. Haven’t heard Follow the leader for years – what a tune!
The major kudos of the evening award went to John as he’s mentioned on the sleeve notes of the first Wedding Present single – how cool is that!

Bob: Contemplation Bill Nelson, I know very well how I got my note wrong Vincent Gerard and Stephen Patrick, Batman Theme Neil Hefti, Hangover Serious Drinking, Tangiers The Screaming Trees, Fuck You Albertos Y Los Trios Paranoias

Jez: Cost of Living EP The Clash, Dont Care Klark Kent, Go Buddy Go The Stranglers, Brilliant Mind Furniture,

Dr P: Love Will Tear us apart Joy Division, Fuck it Up Towers of London, Leader of the Pack The Shangrilas, The Hop Theatre of Hate, Doppleganger The Luddites, Penelope Tree Felt,

Roger: New Life Depeche Mode, Staring at the Rude Boys The Ruts, Overkill Motorhead, Alternative Ulster Stiff Little Fingers, Follow the Leaders Killing Joke,

John: Working and Shopping Tools You Can Trust (great clip of them, Peel, Radcliffe and Kershaw here) Upside Down The Jesus and Mary Chain, Go Out and Getem Boy The Wedding Present, Top of the Pops The Rezillos, The Flood The Blue Orchids

Bob the Chiropodist

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