Wednesday, May 23, 2007

DROP 63

Phew! Writing exams must be ergonomical suicide. My hand still hurts! Exams should be banned... or at least they could allow us to type them. Or maybe I just need to learn not to clasp the pen in despair! Incidentally, here's another death-themed one (chosen long ago). Malaysia's Ferns released one of the best albums of the year not long ago, on Fruit Records from Singapore who released Mocca's My Diary in 2002. (I just found out Mocca released a new album too, early this month, and three tracks are playing on their MySpace!) I really love Ferns' album On Botany although the sleeve is a bit too impractical (fake grass!). They remind me a lot of Majestic 12, and the singer sounds a bit like Scott's vocals on the Majestic records. I'm planning a radio programme with bands from Asia and other faraway places, and there will be more from Ferns. Thanks to Isman from Fruit who allowed me to post this. Cheers!

DROP 63

9 comments:

alistair said...

hey Chris, i'm in glasgow tomorrow night, and then of course saturday night to for the orchids. let me know if you want to hook up tomorrow night for a drink/chat. i'll check back on the comments here for some response :-)

The Rain Fell Down said...

absolutely,
just pop me an email. i will be going to national pop league around ten pm. so either if you want to come along or go for a drink before that? i might be meeting up with david brogan as well, whom i think you've met.

cheers,

chris

alistair said...

yeah, i know david, it would be god to meet him again. are you meeting before the national pop league? is your email still the linuxmail one?

The Rain Fell Down said...

yes, that's it. i just emailed him so i'll find out soon enough.

richard said...

Hi Chris,

Was wondering if you could help me with a bit of swedish indie pop. I've just listened to 3 bands from an early 90's compilation (grimsby fishmarket)and was hoping you may have some information about them.
They are Mary Go Round, B.J Eagle & Happydeadmen. All top quality stuff. If you have any other stuff by them is there a chance you may put them up on your site. If you want a copy of the compilation let me know

Many thanks

Richard

The Rain Fell Down said...

hi!
unfortunaltely old swedish indiepop is really hard to find in sweden. i've only heard about mary go round cause i've seen records on ebay. b.j. eagle i've never heard of, but happydeadmen are legendary as "the first swedish indiepop band". i had one of their songs on a show last year, i think. their first album "eleven pop songs" is a classic, but i still haven't got it... if you think it's a got comp, you're very welcome to send me a copy!

cheers,

chris

richard said...

Chris,

I don't mind doing you a copy as long as you post a few tunes from it.
I'm not sure what stuff Ally from Sombrero has sent you but i have about roughly 20 Reserve demo's. I know you like them and in my opinion are along with Emily one of the great lost bands.
If your interested i can send you the stuff not on "In Strangled Orchards". Let me know
What is your address?

The Rain Fell Down said...

hi!
send an email to therainfelldown@kittymail.com and we'll work something out :)

Tom said...

Classics - A Decade In Pop is a compilation of Happydeadmen's material and is still available in the Labrador Shop.

http://www.labrador.se/shop.php3