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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by Cloudy Cat » Thu May 26, 2016 18:06

Just started it. I'm cautiously turning each page wondering if my name might appear. Clare has probably scrubbed me from her memory and really I didn't contribute much to the Sarah records story, well nothing that under thirteens should read anyway.[/quote]

Were you in a Sarah band? WHO are you Cloudy Cat?[/quote]

Well I was in a disastrous band with one of the guys from Shelley. I was mainly known for promoting and put on several Sarah nights. Oh and I did oversee a few forgotten releases on an insignificant label.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Fri Jun 03, 2016 20:10

I might be making too much of this but a few weeks ago I read this interview with Anne Mari from the Field Mice and it seemed like the third thing of three after the film and book. The courage of it. I'm in awe.

http://www.everythingindieover40.com/ei ... ari-davies

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Sat Jun 04, 2016 09:49

And another...

Far-reaching interview with Michael White, not just about Popkiss but Sarah and indiepop culture more widely:
http://queenmobs.com/2016/06/20174/

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by tonieee » Sat Jun 04, 2016 23:51

Those are both great interviews Pete. Thank you.

And I've just finished Popkiss this week so it's a nice timely follow up :-).

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by crystalball » Thu Jun 09, 2016 13:23

All this recent Sarah writing and storytelling is so wonderful. Labels like Creation, Factory and so on, great stuff as they've released, always made such a big deal of the so-called rock and roll aspects of their existence, the underlying macho culture that ultimately came down to some blokes in suits. And Sarah did their revolution in newsletters and letters to people buying their records, kinda quietly but also vehemently and underneath it all there was as much drama and fire and love and recklessness and sex and sadness as life demands. So yeah. Sarah forever. Again. Always.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 13, 2016 17:49

I shall be genuinely angry if Our Love is Heavenly doesn't win

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by everard » Wed Jul 13, 2016 20:01

fuck you, no way! (sarah 82)

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by Yex » Wed Jul 13, 2016 22:18

I don't understand, how do you vote?
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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 13, 2016 22:33

Yex wrote:I don't understand, how do you vote?
They' re just Twitter polls, you have to click through to that guy's page, find the tweets and tick the relevant box. You probably need a Twitter account of your own (though I don't really know).
everard wrote:fuck you, no way! (sarah 82)
I had to look up the cat. no. just to check you weren't being uncharacteristically uncouth, though that is one of the very few that I've *actually* got. I suspect we'll both be waylaid by Pristine Christine at some point anyway.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by everard » Wed Jul 13, 2016 22:36

andyi wrote:
everard wrote:fuck you, no way! (sarah 82)
I had to look up the cat. no. just to check you weren't being uncharacteristically uncouth, though that is one of the very few that I've *actually* got. I suspect we'll both be waylaid by Pristine Christine at some point anyway.
thought i'd better include that.

but, rats: i was hoping to be able to follow up with: i don't have to, don't have to explain.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Thu Jul 14, 2016 22:32

Going dismally in the first round. Top two go through but if it can't even win the group there's surely no hope. Bloody Field Mice...

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by latorami » Tue Jul 19, 2016 14:52

Is there anything better than Sarah Records? Probably. But I love Sarah Records with a burning passion.
Emma's house is empty...

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Fri Jul 22, 2016 23:18

Then why not take part in the World Cup of Sarah Records? Just had to make a cruel choice between Paris and So Little Deserve. And in other news, Everard's pick has hit a tough group...

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Thu Jul 28, 2016 21:26

Via @Emmas_House on Twitter:

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Sun Oct 16, 2016 15:41

Getting towards the end of "Popkiss" now and, whilst very enjoyable, I have to echo the views of those who felt that it somehow wasn't quite enough.

Not to get into pressing info or anything like that, but it just felt that it could have been more comprehensive; the way it cuts the history of some bands dead at the end of their Sarah careers, where a neat summation wouldn't have killed the author, or dwells on some bands more than others - there are some good acts who only really have cameos where I felt it could have been more in depth. Also, choosing to move with the bands rather than the label feel like it leaves some holes in the understanding of how things progressed through the years.

That said, I've really enjoyed reading it, both about bands I liked and also ones I thought I had little interest in. I love the fact that The Hit Parade accidentally became massive in Japan, and that there was a love quadrangle (is that the right shape?) between The Field Mice and the Sarah bosses.

I just like to moan I guess - after all, that's what Sarah is all about isn't it? - "jangle, moan, jangle, moan..."

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 17, 2016 13:52

I guess if it's left us wanting more, that means Popkiss does a lot right. The most important thing is that it gets the essence of Sarah right, why it mattered so much. It sounds like there was a bit of a kerfuffle around the publication and the deadlines (not sure now - did the original editor leave Bloomsbury while the book was being written?), so I wonder whether that contributed to the slightly incomplete feel of the text. The author has been very ill too, though that may have been since publication.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by noLooking » Mon Oct 17, 2016 14:19

humblebee wrote:I guess if it's left us wanting more, that means Popkiss does a lot right. The most important thing is that it gets the essence of Sarah right, why it mattered so much.
Oh, certainly. It just felt like a subject I could have stood to read 4-500 pages on, rather than 250.
humblebee wrote:The author has been very ill too, though that may have been since publication.
Make me feel bad, why don't you : )

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by humblebee » Wed Dec 06, 2017 09:36

Clare's written a new piece for Caught by the River, in which she revisits Sarah Records via a two-day walk around Bristol:
http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2017/12 ... h-records/

It's great.

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Re: The Sarah Records thread

Post by richpassivity » Wed Dec 20, 2017 13:05

humblebee wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 09:36
Clare's written a new piece for Caught by the River, in which she revisits Sarah Records via a two-day walk around Bristol:
http://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2017/12 ... h-records/

It's great.
Yes, really enjoyed reading that, thank you!
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