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Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 22 July 2017 CE
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 22 July 2017 CE
Jul 25, 2017, 20:52
Fatalist wrote:
garerama wrote:
Fatalist wrote:

N is for…

Neon Pearl – s/t. Not an album as such, but a collection of demoes from 1967 retrospectively reissued around the turn of the century, point of interest being that Neon Pearl was Pete Dunton and Bernard Jink’s first band, they of the mighty T2. (Oh, coincidental connection with Sun Dial too, whose Acme label first put this album out) This is a collection of mostly moody psych pop songs, in fact downright gloomy in places, particularly given the year. No lost classics, though I think one track is a very early version of T2’s ‘Fantasy’, but Dunton’s strange, shivery vocal delivery is already fully-formed: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rIXHOP5nnC4

Absolutely love this album - I find it very ahead of it's time. "Just Another Day" is in my view a lost gem. Worth checking out the two albums by Please - very similar band around that time with Pete Dunton - less gloomy though!

Yes, I have Seeing Stars, nice. Pete Dunton must be one of the unluckiest guys in rock, seems to have an enormous back catalogue of albums that only saw the light of day retrospectively! Other than appearances on records by The Flies and Gun, I think It'll All Work Out In Boomland and a solo single were the only things of his that came out at the time?

Yes, think you are right there. The other T2 album (demos) was released in the nineties too. The Bulldog Breed album might have been released at the time though... The other Please album is worth a listen too. That Flies song Winter Afternoon is another gem.
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