Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Motorcycle Boy



Girl on a motorcycle...

Ever heard a track that within a few weeks of never having even heard it you can't imagine being without? Well, that track for me is by the band the Motorcycle Boy and it's their debut single from 1987 (and no.21 in the 1987 Festive Fifty) 'Big Rock Candy Mountain.' If you like the stuff I've posted by Edinburgh Legends The Shop Assistants, this might well be of interest: it's their former singer Alex Taylor who united with Meat Whiplash to form the band. This was posted by Steve over at Teenage Kicks a few weeks ago, but I managed to find a copy of the 7" this afternoon, so am deliriously happy and want to share this with you. Their stuff has long been deleted, andthey have nothing to do with the American band of the same name, so if anyone can help by sending mp3s or whatever, please do.

Motorcycle Boy -'Big Rock Candy Mountain.' mp3



Meanwhile, very chuffed by all the feedback my post on the Jesus and Mary Chain generated. One reader, Ben, got in touch to send the mp3 of the JAMC on television in America last year performing a song called 'All Things Must Pass.' So I am posting that here, as well as re-posting a Sister Vanilla track from last year's Little Pop Rock where the brothers Reid were reunited and joined up with their sister Linda to make some pretty fine things indeed:

Jesus And Mary Chain -'All Things Must Pass.' mp3

Sister Vanilla - 'K To be Lost.' mp3

Enjoy the sunshine...hell, we've even got some here in Scotland.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i have the original cd single of trying to be kind, which for some reason has a decent mix of their first (and better) single big rock candy mountain, good, but not the shop assistants

Ed said...

Lucky you...another band who need to be better served by re-issues...

Sigh...

Ed

So It Goes said...

So I introduced you to this? I'm flattered. Well done for locating the 7 inch!

Ed said...

Believe me Steve, I learn a lot from Teenage Kicks!

Ed

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell, one of my absolute favourites from yesteryear, which I don't have in mp3 until now! All this on top of JAMC & the Primitives - fantastic.

Keep up the good work (and if you can find 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' by Balaam and the Angel on mp3/4, my gratitude would know no bounds!)

Ed said...

Anonymous -whoever you are (we're all friendly here!), you are most welcome. Don't have much Balaam and the Angel, but I will see what I can do...

Ed

George said...

Apologies for the previous anonymity, I am not used to making comments.

After years of trying to get the CD I have just found “The Greatest Story Ever Told” is available on Amazon, presumably because they are touring again. Never understood why it didn’t do better (two weeks in the UK charts in 1986 peaking at No. 67), it is a good pop album, and they seemed to react to the lack of success by going harder (Biker) in sound, so my interest tailed off.

I’ll let you know if my recommendation of the album still stands after hearing it again after all these years.

Ed said...

Cheers george, keep me posted, and good to have you here.

Ed

huqinbloger said...

I can't remember the last time I heard this track but it was years and years ago, so I'd love to hear it again, but there doesn't seem to be a link.

Ed said...

huqinblogger -i usually remove the links after a couple of weeks. May well repost again, if you want the tracks email via the blog.

Ed