Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Memphis - You Supply The Roses EP

James Kirk, Edwin Collin's partner in crime in the jangle pop pioneer and one of my all-time favorite band Orange Juice, went solo to form this another exciting jangle pop now defunct band Memphis. The b-side Apres Ski is the song to listen to. Not to be mistaken with Bourgie Bourgie's same song title which is a brilliant song as well. Although the title track You Supply The Roses and flipside I Supply The Wine fit my neo-acoustic taste, Apres Ski is just exceptional. You've got to hear it to believe it. This song has inspired me so much that I declare this week the Orange Juice and related week! So watch out for Orange Juice, Paul Quinn and Bourgie Bourgie (somewhat related due to the fact that Pale Blue Eyes were Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins collaboration while James Kirk used to be part of Paul Quinn & The Independent Group. And to top it off, both Memphis and Paul Quinn solo were released by Swamplands).



  1. Great sleeve on the Memphis single too. Steven Daly also plays on the record.

    You might be interested in the Orange Juice-related story I've just posted on my own blog.


  2. great article on pre-orange juice, your blog rocks!


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