Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mother Watch Me Burn

One of the records I picked up at the Edinburgh Avalanche was Flowers In the Sky: The Enigma of the Revolving Paint Dream, just out on Rev-Ola, thanks to Joe Foster it seems. I was alerted to this world-toppling release by David, so it's thanks to his raving that I've now had the pleasure of hearing fabulous paisley-tinged creations such as "Sun, Sea, Sand". There's even a song here called "Stop the World"! Coincidences, or maybe just fate. Cherry Red/Rev-Ola have given us some stunning compilations this and last year, and this one is right up there with the Chesterf!elds, The Loft and The Servants retrospectives. Just a snippet of the text on the back cover is enough to get you down to the record shop straight away, really.

According to legend, Innes recieved a late night telephone call and took a cab to the studio. What he found was allegedly a scene of utter desolation: smashed instruments, the walls daubed with pink swastikas and a smell of burning. Outside was a bonfire of clothing, guitars and recording tape, and a note which read: "We are invisible... we cannot see you".

The enigma bit isn't just plucked out of thin air, The Revolving Paint Dream have always been a bit of a mystery. The line-up was not fixed, but rather included various people part of the Creation scene at the time, including Alan McGee and Andrew Innes. The songs are really good, not just the legendary Creation single "Flowers In the Sky". I'd like to put some songs here, but as it's all available in the "proper" fashion, I'll wait until the next podcast/radio show. That feels like a more sanctioned medium.

2 comments:

brogues said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I would've felt guilty if you'd spent your hard earned on it on my recommendation and hated it. How great is Christine Wanless's vocal on "In The Afternoon"?!!! Easily one of the best songs ever to come out on Creation in my opinion. Check the indiepoplist archives for this week ... Andy Muzyk has posted some stuff on Wanless's band The Formica Tops including a groovy wee link ...

kaplan said...

I always wondered why such idiots put album on their blog with no download available ? it's still a mystery today...