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Corrupt Postman

Post by poppyheads » Wed Dec 11, 2013 00:30

Corrupt Postman is probably my favorite indie pop compilation, but there are a few artists on there that the web has absolutely zero information about, such as Your Flat Intitled, The Felicitys, and Spin Out, and out of curiosity, I'm wondering if anyone on here has any info on these artists?

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Post by tonieee » Wed Dec 11, 2013 06:18

poppyheads wrote:Corrupt Postman is probably my favorite indie pop compilation, but there are a few artists on there that the web has absolutely zero information about, such as Your Flat Intitled, The Felicitys, and Spin Out, and out of curiosity, I'm wondering if anyone on here has any info on these artists?
I never had the Corrupt Postman tape. Would you be able to list what's on it?

I did have the two Windmill seven inches which are both very good and have since become good friends with Chris and Neil who put them out.

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Re: Corrupt Postman

Post by linus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 07:25

tonieee, I found this on 'rate your music'

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A1 Fat Tulips - Independence Day 2:06
A2 The Bollweevils - Turn Your Head 2:29
A3 St. Christopher - The Summer You Love (Live) 2:13
A4 Spin Out - Put Your Face to the Ground 3:22
A5 Mousefolk - End of the World 3:24
A6 The Candy Darlings - Station on a Bridge 3:48
A7 Your Flat Intitled - Pieces of Meat (Feet) 2:54
A8 Nine Steps to Ugly - Vaudeville 3:03
A9 Strawberry Story - This Time Baby 3:39
A10 Dave Hulston - Julie 2:24
A11 Colgates - Depth of Love 2:57
A12 Paintbox (GBR, 80s-90s) - Who's Got the Money 2:41
A13 The Felicitys - Irresistable (Live) 3:40
A14 The Apple Moths - Everything 3:28

B1 The Haywains - Shine 3:04
B2 Emily [GBR] - Purist 3:22
B3 The Sedgwicks - Why Now Girl? 3:24
B4 The Driscolls - Circles 2:55
B5 Remember Fun - Clearly Blurred 3:45
B6 Killing Time - Perishing Flowers 3:34
B7 The Applicants - Crush 2:35
B8 Steamtown - Living and Loving 3:36
B9 Thrilled Skinny - High Street Conspiracy 1:29
B10 Emil - Edwin Blaze 2:24
B11 Feverfew - Crimson Gloom 2:57
B12 The Wildhouse - Paint the Whole Day Red 2:32
B13 The Eclairs - Switzerland 2:50
B14 The Field Mice - I Wish I Meant More to You 3:29
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ ... t_postman/

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Post by timahall » Wed Dec 11, 2013 17:44

Oooh, Nine Steps To Ugly. I love them!

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Post by Shaun A » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:49

This was a great comp. I think Spin Out were from Sheffield and did their own tape at one point. Neil and Chris were still at school when they did this comp. I have the accompanying booklet somewhere so I'll have a gander at the info for those bands if it shows up. It listed info and addresses etc

EDIT: The songs by Feverfew and Wildhouse are both amazing.

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Post by Shaun A » Wed Dec 11, 2013 23:53

A good excuse to post more Wildhouse. The term 'underrated' gets bandied about a lot in these cases but these were criminally ignored!

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Dec 12, 2013 06:43

Shaun A wrote:A good excuse to post more Wildhouse. The term 'underrated' gets bandied about a lot in these cases but these were criminally ignored!
This is wonderful. Tell me more!

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Post by BradshirePop » Thu Aug 07, 2014 09:17

[quote="Shaun A"]I have the accompanying booklet somewhere so I'll have a gander at the info for those bands if it shows up. It listed info and addresses etc

Anything to say on behalf of 'Steamtown'? For all I know, this compilation is the only place where this group saw the light of day... The song featured is really good - I'd be curious to know

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Post by tweeshirt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 15:32

Can I find the Windmill Records discography somewhere? Tried google but just found other labels with the same name (I think, or hope...).

And if someone knows anything about Uh Huh! Records, please let me know. Seems like Wildhouse released the second and third record on the label, but can figure out which band released the first one (if there ever was one, of course).

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Post by noLooking » Sat Aug 09, 2014 15:49

There's something on discogs for Windmill, but it doesn't look very comprehensive (the tape isn't there for a start). Forgive me, but I know next to nothing about obscure indiepop labels of yore.
http://www.discogs.com/label/62073-Windmill-Records-3

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Post by Shaun A » Sat Aug 09, 2014 17:42

I still can't find the booklet. But yeah, they did two tapes "Are You Ready...?" And the above, plus the two flexis. "Are You Ready" was the first ever appearance of the Pale Saints. Neil went on to do Caramel Records with one release, the 1st Bouquet 7" and Chris did PopStar Records, Velodrome 2000's label. "Corrupt Postman" and the "Something's Burning In Paradise" tape (https://www.twee.net/misc/release.aspx?key=somethingb1) that both came around the same time pretty much kick started indiepop's third wave so to speak. Bands like The Sedgewicks and The Signal Boxes were the indie pop equivalent to punks 3rd wave. Y'know the fundamentalist punk stuff, Chaos UK, Infa Riot, Chron Gen - fun stuff in other words

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Post by tweeshirt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 21:24

andyiong wrote:There's something on discogs for Windmill, but it doesn't look very comprehensive (the tape isn't there for a start). Forgive me, but I know next to nothing about obscure indiepop labels of yore.
http://www.discogs.com/label/62073-Windmill-Records-3
Holy Jesus, that's cheap! Thanks.

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Post by tweeshirt » Sun Aug 17, 2014 19:01

According to what I can find on the internet, the discography for Windmill Records is complete:
http://www.discogs.com/label/62073-Windmill-Records-3

Still, I'm a little puzzled about "Are You Ready?". The cassette says nothing about any record label (the one scanned on Discogs) but so does twee.net, Pale Saints (http://www.palesaints.co.uk/discog.html) and a Westfield Mining Disaster-related discography (http://westfieldminingdisaster.nicksweb ... scomps.htm). The picture Pale Saints published is a little bit different to the one on Discogs. There is also three years mentioned for the release (1987, 1988 & 1989). Perhaps the compilation was printed without a label at first and later "re-printed" on Windmill? Does anyone know?

The Mayfields' "I Don't Think So" is one of my favourite songs ever:

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Post by Shaun A » Mon Aug 18, 2014 14:45

The tape I have has the "David C, Whoosh, Karren Ablaze..." credit. Karren was credited because she was the first customer to buy a tape so that means there was an earlier version. "All who helped out with ads" was for people who'd distributed ads for it with their own releases. There's probably a few differences as they did the sleeves on the school photocopier and duplicated the tapes at home. What probably happened was that the tape was just a one-off and then when it was a success, they were planning a follow-up and decided they now needed a label name.

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Re: Corrupt Postman

Post by BradshirePop » Sun Sep 28, 2014 09:53

Still no luck on finding the booklet? I'm growing evermore curious... I'd also very much like to hear what write-up there is for Remember Fun. All their songs are utterly fantastic: great musicality, vocals, meaning, wit, the lot. Though they're kind of enigmatic

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Re: Corrupt Postman

Post by Shaun A » Sat Mar 21, 2015 18:06

Found it! There's little more info than contact addresses. Steamtown has a quote from Simon Colgate, saying they're "pretty neat", and an address for "Andy" in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Other than that, nothing! Remember Fun has an address for "John" and a Larkhall, Lanarkshire address. I bought the Scotland volume of the Messthetics series and there's an early incarnation of Remember Fun on there but I can't remember the name of the band. That's highly recommended by the way.

Edit: The Felicitys page reads:"Irresistible was recorded on their recent tour. They'll have 7" ep out soon on Fabulous Records or MJM Records". The address is For Jon and is a Street, Somerset address. I think this is Jon Mates from Its Righteous zine. I can't remember the band he went on to do. Tony Head Experience?

Spin Out advertise a cassette ep on their page.Sheffield address.

Your Flat Intitled is "William" from Mansfield, Notts

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