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Friday, 14 December 2012 15:47

Snake Dance, 1983

And on the subject of the interesting sleeve notes & liners that accompanied 12" singles back in the days of vinyl... here is the inner sleeve, designed by Si Denbigh.

Features lyrics for Snake Dance, Slow Drip Lizard and It's Hot.

Friday, 14 December 2012 15:23

Snake Dance, 1983

Snake Dance 1983.

The back of the snakeskin textured sleeve features a photo of Si Denbigh onstage.

Track Listing:

  • A1. Snake Dance
  • B1. Slow Drip Lizard

Personnel:

  • Simon Denbigh - vocals
  • Rosie Garland - vocals
  • Cleo Murray - vocals
  • Tom Ashton - guitar
  • Laurence Elliot - bass
  • Dr. Rhythm - drums

Catalogue Number: RB 21
Label: Rebirth
Year: 1983
Notes: Snakeskin textured sleeve

Friday, 14 December 2012 15:16

Snake Dance, single 1983

Snake Dance, 1983.

The last single I sang on before leaving the band in 1984.                   

Track Listing:

A1. Snake Dance

B1. Slow Drip Lizard

Personnel:

Simon Denbigh - vocals,

Rosie Garland - vocals,

Cleo Murray - vocals,

Tom Ashton - guitar,

Laurence Elliot - bass,

Dr. Rhythm - drums

Catalogue Number: RB 21

Label: Rebirth Year: 1983

Notes: Snakeskin textured sleeve

Friday, 14 December 2012 14:15

Crow Baby 7" single

Crow Baby cover - artwork by Si Denbigh.

                                                            

Track Listing:

  • A1. Crow Baby
  • B1. 1 2 I Love You

                                                                          

Personnel:

  • Simon Denbigh - vocals
  • Rosie Garland - vocals
  • Tom Ashton - guitar
  • Laurence Elliot - bass
  • Dr. Rhythm - drums
  •                                                                                      

Catalogue Number: RB 18
Label: Rebirth
Year: 1983

Friday, 14 December 2012 14:12

Crow Baby 7" single

Crow Baby - our 3rd 7" single. Yes, that's me on the reverse of the sleeve. The shoot took place on a freezing cold day in 1983. Hence the mean and moody expression. Ha ha.

                                                                                    

Track Listing:

  • A1. Crow Baby
  • B1. 1 2 I Love You
  •                                                                                  

Personnel:

  • Simon Denbigh - vocals
  • Rosie Garland - vocals
  • Tom Ashton - guitar
  • Laurence Elliot - bass
  • Dr. Rhythm - drums
  •                                                                                       

Catalogue Number: RB 18
Label: Rebirth
Year: 1983

Friday, 14 December 2012 14:08

Crow Baby 12" single 1983

Crow Baby - our first 12" single...

Track Listing:

  • A1. Crow Baby
  • A2. 1 2 I Love You
  • B1. Long Pig
  • B2. Crow Bait

Personnel:

  • Simon Denbigh - vocals
  • Rosie Garland - vocals
  • Tom Ashton - guitar
  • Laurence Elliot - bass
  • Dr. Rhythm - drums
Catalogue Number: RB 1812
Label: Rebirth
Year: 1983
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:23

Grooving in Green, 1982

Grooving in Green, 7" single1982. Reverse of sleeve. Art & design Si Denbigh. Track Listing:

    A1. Grooving In Green
    B1. Steam

Personnel:

    Simon Denbigh - vocals
    Rosie Garland - vocals
    Tom Ashton - guitar
    Laurence Elliot - bass
    Dr. Rhythm - drums

Catalogue Number: MR 017
Label: Merciful Release
Year: 1983

Run-Out Groove Inscription (for those who are really paying attention):

    A: "The face of a Dragonfly..."
    B: "Is nothing but eyes!"

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:21

Grooving in Green, 1982

Grooving in Green, 7" single 1982. Reverse of sleeve. Art & design Si Denbigh.

Track Listing:

    A1. Grooving In Green                                                                           
    B1. Steam
               
Personnel:

    Simon Denbigh - vocals,
    Rosie Garland - vocals,
    Tom Ashton - guitar,
    Laurence Elliot - bass,
    Dr. Rhythm - drums
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Catalogue Number: MR 017
Label: Merciful Release
Year: 1983
                                                                       
Run-Out Groove Inscription (for those who are really paying attention):

    A: "The face of a Dragonfly..."               
    B: "Is nothing but eyes!"

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:19

Religious as Hell EP sleeve, 1982

The first EP - cover design by Si Denbigh. Features a photo of Si...

Recorded at Kenny Giles 8-track studio in Bridlington, Yorkshire.

Released on Merciful Release - MR13

Track listing

Religious as Hell

Fodder

Children on Stun

Bon Bon Babies

...If you still have a copy of this - congratulations!

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:16

Religious as Hell EP, 1982

Religious As Hell EP, 1982

Track Listing:

  • A1. Religious As Hell
  • A2. Fodder
  • B1. Children On Stun
  • B2. Bon Bon Babies

Personnel:

  • Simon Denbigh - vocals
  • Rosie Garland - vocals
  • Tom Ashton - guitar
  • Laurence Elliot - bass
  • Dr. Rhythm - drums

Catalogue Number: MR 013
Label: Merciful Release
Year: 1982

Run-Out Groove Inscription (because we were such groovy funsters):
  • A: "Frightening..."
  • B: "Aren't we?"
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