Monday, September 13, 2010

Lotus Eaters - It Hurts 12"

The last two I'll be posting are the first two Lotus Eaters I've acquired during our record hunting years where buying from the internet was not an option and these were considered extremely hard to find. Often times you'll find these gems when you least expect it. I got both 12"s from Rhino in Claremont, both from the 99 cents bins!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New 12"

Another band that has something in common with The Wild Swans is The Lotus Eaters. Jeremy kelly plays guitar for both bands and his distinctive riffs can easily be recognized in any of their songs. I used to have the video uploaded on my now defunct website so I'll start off my post with this single.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Care - My Boyish Days 12"

Another memorable 12". I got this at Poobah in Pasadena for 50 cents and it was still shrinkwrapped!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Care - Flaming Sword 12"

Since Wild Swans and Care share a common entity, Paul Simpson, the next posting will be nothing've guessed it right, Care! This first post means a lot to me because during the time when there was no internet and scavenging in every record stores that existed in California is the only way of getting rare 12"s (RandyB and Cino knows what I'm talking about), I used to settle for the Lightning Seeds' Sense 12" flip side that has the rearranged version of Flaming Sword. Then in 1997 the CD Diamonds And Emeralds was released. It contains all songs ever written by Simpson-Broudie, at least to my knowledge. It also includes the song Chandelier, which were shamelessly ripped off by the band Orange and Lemons years after it was released.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wild Swans - Liquid Mercury 7"

This single has proven that time is not an impediment for the Wild Swans on making good music. They've been in hiatus for more than two decades and once again have proven that their talents never got tarnished nor faded over the years. The song can be easily mistaken as an extraction from their Bringing Home The Ashes album. These fine English musicians have really stood the test of time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wild Swans - Bible Dreams EP

This is their most sought after release. Although equally brilliant as their earlier releases, you won't find this EP very often. Its quite surpring a major label released like this would be so hard to find.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wild Swans - Revolutionary Spirit EP

This is the first of the Wild Swans few but eminent 12" releases. A record released under Zoo and was produced by late Pete deFreitas of Echo And The Bunnymen. To give you a brief background about the band, Wild Swans is compose of Paul Simpson who is one of the greatest voices of post-punk. He was once with Teardrop Explodes and Care. Jeremy Kelly plays guitar who also plays guitar for the The Lotus Eaters and Gedd Quinn plays the keyboards. As a collector I'm very choosy with the artists' materials I complete and the Wild Swans is one of them. And quite lucky enough I was able to accomplish it unless there are some releases by the Wild Swans which I am not aware of. I will be posting the rest of their 12ers on the upcoming days!

The Haywains - Bobbie Gentry's Tears (7" 4-Track EP, 2015 Dufflecoat Records)

Got this along with other bunch of records from a small indie store in Seattle. Quite honestly I fell in love with the cover art when I firs...