Label: Cherish Records & Tapes – CSR/112 Format: Vinyl, LP Country: UK Released: 1980 Genre: Electronic Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
Stumbled upon this very weird and very 80's looking private release and contacted good friend James aka NetOfGems - the leading authority on this stuff - for more intel. He confirmed it was already in his ''top two UK outsider lounge records'' and had written about it years ago for Waxidermy.. so without further ado..
Private Lounge Cabaret Electro Act from Huddersfield. This copy signed, as presumably is every other one, having been sold from a box on stage at the local working mens club to the punters sufficiently emboldened by five pints of mild and a portion of pie and peas to take one home where it was promptly filed next to the Readers Digest Box sets and forgotten about for thirty odd years. At first glance this has every appearance of being awful but closer listening reveals a certain charm. The Doctor Who/Empire Strikes back medley is perhaps the obvious crowd pleaser but some of the self penned tracks have an irreducible sense of ennui. They would have gone down a storm supporting the Fall if they’d lasted long enough... (NM / VG+)
Tracklist A1 The Empire Strikes Back 4:05 A2 Heart Of Gold 4:22 A3 Interstellar Rhapsody 4:22 A4 Chattanooga Choo Choo 4:25 633 Squadron / Dambusters / Land Of Hope & Glory (6:21) B1a 633 Squadron B1b Dambusters B1c Land Of Hope & Glory B2 Club Rock 3:39 B3 Stars In His Eyes 3:21 B4 A Close Encounter With The Doctor 5:05