So this is the last one. It's meant more as a compilation that you can burn to cd, just like no. 8. There's not much to say really. Greg and Elizabeth from The Carousel are on the cover and the tracklist includes some old and new The Rain Fell Down favourites! Perhaps some explanation is needed for the more obscure tracks though. The Dovers one is from the 10" I've been raving about earlier, and the guy who wrote the liner notes says it's the song that captures the band's essence best - I think Brogues would concur. That double-time break is astounding! "So Many Times" is from a series of compilations called Texas Flashbacks, featuring 60's garage and psych groups from that state. "Poet" is a brilliant 1000 Violins b-side that was strangely not included on the singles compilation Like One Thousand Violins. "Rainin' In My Heart" is from The Crawdaddys' first album, which means 1979. I just included it because my first podcast was named after this song, although I didn't know I actually had a version of it on my computer! And finally I've included Belle & Sebastian because they will always remain my favourite band, and "Beautiful" is still their best song I think.
Here's the back cover with the tracklist, if you want to print it.
This was a combined blog and radio show about POP! music. I started the blog when I moved to Glasgow and it ran during my stay there. We broadcast weekly from Glasgow University's Subcity.org. The shows are catalogued as SPLASHes, and you can still listen to all of them. There are also some rare or hard-to-find indiepop gems for download, and these are labelled DROP. Have fun while it lasts!
or any encouraging words you might have, can be sent to this address. But it'll be a whole lot easier to just leave a comment! I won't check the mail too often. If you've got more general ponderings, such as "what's all this pop stuff about anyway?", your questions might be answered by the manifesto I wrote some time ago, for better or worse.