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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:13 pm

a pastels interview from the days of yore... sadly I don't know which fanzine this originally appeared in as the young people on the internet these days don't go in for detail, it's all broad brushstrokes with them, bah!

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that's a pretty nifty top ten right there

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Re: The Pastels

Post by Peakoe » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:39 am

Wow, that's so cool thanks for posting!

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Re: The Pastels

Post by timahall » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:31 am

Looks like Aggi will feature on the new album, according to their Twitter!

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Re: The Pastels

Post by holyzombiejesus » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:00 pm

They're playing with To Roccoco Rot in Easterhouse on 1st October.

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Re: The Pastels

Post by Peakoe » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:18 pm

holyzombiejesus wrote:They're playing with To Roccoco Rot in Easterhouse on 1st October.
Although I have never heard of any of the other bands on the bill, I feel as if The Pastels justify a trip up to Glasgow for me!

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Re: The Pastels

Post by simplethings » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:01 pm

This is totally unrelated to recent Pastels happenings, but I just heard Melody Dog for the first time and am enamored.

I've been missing out.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:42 am

simplethings wrote:This is totally unrelated to recent Pastels happenings, but I just heard Melody Dog for the first time and am enamored.

I've been missing out.
They are amazing aren't they? Futuristic Lover is the best song ever! It's a shame they didn't make more records.

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Re: The Pastels

Post by timahall » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:29 am

tonieee wrote:
simplethings wrote:This is totally unrelated to recent Pastels happenings, but I just heard Melody Dog for the first time and am enamored.

I've been missing out.
They are amazing aren't they? Futuristic Lover is the best song ever! It's a shame they didn't make more records.
Stephen was talking about releasing a Melody Dog anthology (on Geographic I assume) on Facebook a few weeks ago.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:51 am

timahall wrote:Stephen was talking about releasing a Melody Dog anthology (on Geographic I assume) on Facebook a few weeks ago.
Oooh that would be ace!

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Re: The Pastels

Post by simplethings » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:19 pm

Makes me even more excited that Aggi will be on the new album.
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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:49 pm

a melody dog interview and a pastels one from hairy hi-fi #5 from 1992 (nice picture of aggi and calvin at IPU)

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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:50 pm

I've never apologised for sizeyness before and I don't intend to start now

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Re: The Pastels

Post by timahall » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:50 pm

Thanks a lot for that Andy!
tonieee wrote:
timahall wrote:Stephen was talking about releasing a Melody Dog anthology (on Geographic I assume) on Facebook a few weeks ago.
Oooh that would be ace!
He said it was very much in the planning stage.

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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:44 am

Am I right in saying the Melody Dog songs that got released were:

Futuristic Lover/Tomorrow's World/Sundrenched Beach In Acapulco (K Records 7");

Movin' On Up/Light Shade/Cassie (Seminal Twang 7");

Stampede (on the Vesuvius 'In Spelunca' compilation);

Don't Worry Baby (on the Icerink compilation)?

The only other song is the one mentioned in that Hairy Hi-Fi piece, the Abba cover, but that record never appeared (it was going to be co-released by Sean Forbes' Rugger Bugger label and Lawrence Bell's Roughneck label- the label Bell ran before Domino- the LP was going to be called 'Fabba - Thank you for the music, you fucking rock!')

I'm hoping there are other songs hidden away somewhere, I'd be happy to hear anything and everything they ever recorded but I appreciate they might not be happy for anyone and everyone to hear it... I've got the records but they are very precious items, I'd love to have them all collected (with any available extras) so I can play the heck out of that instead

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Re: The Pastels

Post by holyzombiejesus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:17 pm

hey, linus! wrote: The only other song is the one mentioned in that Hairy Hi-Fi piece, the Abba cover, but that record never appeared (it was going to be co-released by Sean Forbes' Rugger Bugger label and Lawrence Bell's Roughneck label- the label Bell ran before Domino- the LP was going to be called 'Fabba - Thank you for the music, you fucking rock!')
It's splitting hairs but I heard the Lemonheads' cover of Knowing Me Knowing You on a Radio 1 documentary, maybe around 1985/6, and they said that Abba tribute was coming out on Domino.

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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:21 pm

Yeh, but it never did and it was originally planned by Rugger Bugger/Roughneck (Lawrence Bell from Roughneck going onto run Domino) and the interview up there where the tribute album's mentioned comes from '92

But, yes, it is splitting hairs

Edit: the Evan Dando cover of 'Knowing Me Knowing You' did eventually appear on a compilation called Abba - A Tribute: 25th Anniversary that also featured Ash, Bananarama, Erasure, Army of Lovers and something called E-rotic... it was released by a label called Relativity in the US and doesn't feature the Melody Dog cover of 'People Need Love'

Back to the thread I wonder if that Melody Dog cover exists somewhere... somewhere we might be able to hear it...
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Re: Re: The Pastels

Post by tonieee » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:27 pm

hey, linus! wrote:Am I right in saying the Melody Dog songs that got released were:

Futuristic Lover/Tomorrow's World/Sundrenched Beach In Acapulco (K Records 7");

Movin' On Up/Light Shade/Cassie (Seminal Twang 7");

Stampede (on the Vesuvius 'In Spelunca' compilation);

Don't Worry Baby (on the Icerink compilation)?

The only other song is the one mentioned in that Hairy Hi-Fi piece, the Abba cover, but that record never appeared (it was going to be co-released by Sean Forbes' Rugger Bugger label and Lawrence Bell's Roughneck label- the label Bell ran before Domino- the LP was going to be called 'Fabba - Thank you for the music, you fucking rock!')

I'm hoping there are other songs hidden away somewhere, I'd be happy to hear anything and everything they ever recorded but I appreciate they might not be happy for anyone and everyone to hear it... I've got the records but they are very precious items, I'd love to have them all collected (with any available extras) so I can play the heck out of that instead
Those are the only Melody Dog recordings that I'm aware of Andy. It would be fantastic if the compilation came out with extra songs on but I'm not sure if I dare dream of it.

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Re: The Pastels

Post by neild » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:52 pm

I didn't know about the Beach Boys cover, which I heard at the weekend on you tube - wow, what a song.

Remember friends thinking I was mad, a record shopping trip to Selectadisc in Nottingham and coming back with 2 import 7" singles by Melody Dog that were both fairly pricey (£3 each), worth every single penny

I love Melody Dog

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Re: The Pastels

Post by linus » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:29 pm

can I be terribly bawdy and say this gig line-up from 1985 gives me the raging horn

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Re: The Pastels

Post by graysonscolumn » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:12 pm

hey, linus! wrote:Edit: the Evan Dando cover of 'Knowing Me Knowing You' did eventually appear on a compilation called Abba - A Tribute: 25th Anniversary that also featured Ash, Bananarama, Erasure, Army of Lovers and something called E-rotic...
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Oh my life, never thought I'd live to see mention of E-rotic on these sainted pages, however tangentially! They plagued my year living abroad in Germany (1995-6), releasing one single-entendre Eurodance track after another.

"Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex" and "Fred Come To Bed" had already been hits before I arrived, and the likes of "Willy Use A Billy (Boy)" and "Fritz Love My T*ts" came along during my tenure.

Being English language songs, and me being over there to teach English, the novelty of requests from proto-randy nine-year-olds to translate the lyrics for them quickly wore very, very thin. It came to something when doing the same thing for early Scooter singles emerged as the lesser of two evils.
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