It's not hard. It's surprising because whilst they had a hardcore army of fans throughout the late nineties, their records never sold in staggering quantities even with the might of Island's marketing muscle behind them for their second album. It's reassuring because, of course, they frequently made some of the best music of the latter half of that decade - warped, demented, occasionally ramshackle but always invigorating krautpunkrock records with whopping great glam rock beats tacked on, rather like furry dice to the windscreen mirror of a mud splattered Volkswagen stock racing car.
At a time when a lot of bands were frequently prissy about their work, they reminded us that sometimes spontaneous, messy chaos is at the root of a lot of good rock music. And so it proved - the first album "Your Majesty We Are Here" was written and recorded in two weeks flat, and still sounds a hell of a lot better than most albums that year which had huge budgets.
It shames the major players to such an extent that when they signed to Island, I wrongly, as it turned out fretted about their material losing its edge. The main thing to bear in mind when listening to these pre-major label singles, then, is that the B sides probably aren't going to be a good introduction to the band for newcomers. In the fortnight "Your Majesty For the most part - and with one or two choice exceptions - these are instrumental curios or rum little doodles which aren't up there with the band's best.
The A sides, on the other hand, are largely different from the mixes on the album and sound as fresh and brutal as ever. Two things in particular you should pay attention to are "Bonjour Monsieur", the second single from the band which never made it on to the album, and is up their with some of their best material, and the utterly ludicrous "Flash Versus Tarkus" mix of "Life's Too Long" which uses dialogue from the film "Flash" to rebuild the single.
Missing from this download set, I'm afraid, is the single mix of "Life's Too Long" backed with "Valley of the Slimkings", which I've never seen a copy of anywhere - if anyone can help or enlighten me or even upload the damn thing, I'd be grateful. Also, completely unlisted on the Wikipedia discography is the limited edition Christmas single "Single Seater Xmas", which I also don't have a copy of, and also seems to have been absent from second hand record store shelves for as long as I've been looking.
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Virgin Books. The Guardian. Retrieved 27 June Sarah appeared as a guest vocalist on the track "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" on the autumn EP Blips Don't Lie by American electronic duo Microfilm as well as appearing on their third album AggroPastels providing vocals for the tracks "Pretty Revolutionaries" and "Penthouse. In April it was announced that Nixey had written and produced a new album, Brave Tin Soldiers to be released 9 May on her own label Black Lead. The press release described the album as such: "lush piano, string and choral arrangements envelop her vocal which reveals family secrets, erotic entanglements and tragic love stories".
The seductive third and final single from Brave Tin Soldiers was released on 23 April Subsequently, a music video for the single was published on YouTube. Towards the end of that year, Sarah released another alternative seasonal anthem, "Christmas Without You", with radio support from BBC 6 music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sarah Nixey. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
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