Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Name That (Old, Obscure Indiepop) Tune

Here's a competition of sorts. Although there's no real prize, except for getting the songs. But it would be a boost to your indie credibility if you get them all right (if you're sad enough to care about that). See, a devout reader of this very blog sent me a compilation that he didn't know the tracklisting for. He thought I could help and I've got tracks 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 17 pinned but the other remain unknown. Take a listen to this, and post your contribution in the comments. I've posted on the ones I know, so don't look if you don't want your fun spoilt!

EDIT: Well, that was quick! Jessel actually identified this as a compilation HE had made years ago. He's posted the tracklist in the comments.


ourpeboritp!o!p! said...

Hey...that's why it looked so familiar!...I made that compilation a few years back...you're actually missing about 4 tracks ~! :-)

I gave that to a friend in The Philippines a long, long time ago....er, how'd you get it again?
They were actually songs I was enjoying at the time (not necessarily Leamington Spa bands...)...anyways enjoy...



here's that tracklist...

1. Obi - Somewhere Nicer
2. I Wish - fat and Frantic
3. Far and Away - Friends
4. The Sound of Summer - The Candidates
5. Life Effect - Stars
6. Dreaming og You - The Coral
7. Skyscrapers of St. Mirin - The Close Lobsters
9. Simple Words - Wake Up Afrika
11. Town and Country Blues - Jim Jiminee
13. Miserable Town - The Apple Moths
14. Motorcycle Baby - Snowbirds
15. Penniless - The Wild Indians
16. Typical! - The Danny Boys
17. Wonderful Lie - The Hardy Boys
18. The Reason - The Jeremiahs
19. Just How I Feel - The Chalk Giants
20. Blushing Girl, Nervous Smile - The Wallflowers
21. She's Gone - The Train Set
22. Vanessa - The Sandalwoods

The Rain Fell Down said...

hey jessel!
good work. it was vidge from the philippines who uploaded it.



L said...

Thanks for making this available.

Drunk Country said...


Seriously. Cheers.

You have no idea how hard it has been tracking down the Jim Jiminee track.

We needed this track for a special Radio Show we're doing (date TBC, but sometime in August), so thanks Chris for posting the compilation & thanks Jessel for compiling the tracks in the first place.

This is why the interweb is a good thing.



Phaota said...

Thanks a million for the songs! I've been looking for that "Wild Indians" song everywhere, more so their 1986 album from which the tune is from. It is very rare. Do you happen to know the dates for all of the other songs?

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