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Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby soundchaser » 10 Mar 2020, 09:28

I was a big fan of the heyday of magazines such as Q and Mojo and loved listening to the cover discs: I found many songs that were to become firm favourites. My first selection, is by long obscure mid-1990s band, Subcircus. The song is 86'd and I immediately fell in love with the synth part at the beginning. I liked the song so much, I looked up the album it came from, Carousel, which, it seems, had bombed. I got the album for 1p from Amazon Shops and really liked it. So, a very good find:



What discoveries have you made?

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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby soundchaser » 10 Mar 2020, 14:39

No takers yet? Well here's another discovery I made that turned into a very good (and cheap) album purchase:



Very much in the Teenage Fanclub vein.

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Postby Rorschach » 10 Mar 2020, 15:01

soundchaser wrote:No takers yet? Well here's another discovery I made that turned into a very good (and cheap) album purchase:



Very much in the Teenage Fanclub vein.


I think I bought that album and didn't like it much. I'll have to have a look and see if I've still got it.
Mind you, I never did care much for Teenage Fanclub...

I have got excited about tracks off freebie CDs in the past but I really can't remember any off the top of my head.I'll think about it.
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby Kinkhurt » 10 Mar 2020, 15:02

soundchaser wrote:No takers yet? Well here's another discovery I made that turned into a very good (and cheap) album purchase:



Very much in the Teenage Fanclub vein.


I saw them once, cambridge junction 1998/99-ish they were an indie equivalent of the beach boys, really tight harmonies they also did a punk rock version of Rush - Xanadu which was quite snazzy

found a version here ....



not as good as the version I heard though
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby soundchaser » 10 Mar 2020, 16:31

Kinkhurt wrote:
soundchaser wrote:
I saw them once, cambridge junction 1998/99-ish they were an indie equivalent of the beach boys, really tight harmonies they also did a punk rock version of Rush - Xanadu which was quite snazzy

found a version here ....



not as good as the version I heard though


Ha, that was a lot of fun! Thanks for posting. I will definitely listen to that a few times.

It will make Carlsson’s toes curl, though :lol:.

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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 10 Mar 2020, 20:20

This



From Mojo's 'Soul Riot'

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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby Neil Jung » 10 Mar 2020, 21:37

I think it might have been the very first (certainly an early) Mojo CD that had a song (possibly Pale Red) by Jerry Burns... so I bought the album. I would post a link but I’ve forgotten how.
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 11 Mar 2020, 09:24

Over the years there certainly were several discoveries I'm sure.

But when I heard Jackie Leven's The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ I became a fan for life.
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby soundchaser » 11 Mar 2020, 16:33

Tom Waits For No One wrote:This



From Mojo's 'Soul Riot'

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Nice choice. I’ve got this one, too. I’m not the biggest soul fan, but this CD was a good comp.

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Postby The Slider » 11 Mar 2020, 18:14

Soul Riot was great

This one rocked my world
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1 –Moby Novio 2:38
2 –Groove Armada At The River (Radio Edit) 3:13
3 –Kinobe Slip Into Something... (Radio Edit) 3:44
4 –Fairport Convention Who Knows Where The Time Goes? 5:10
5 –John Martyn Solid Air 5:43
6 –Underworld Push Downstairs 6:03
7 –Moloko Sing It Back (Album Version) 4:13
8 –Oasis (2) Half The World Away 4:21
9 –Nick Drake River Man 4:22
10 –Grandaddy Underneath The Weeping Willow 2:40
11 –Garbage Milk (The Classic Mix By Massive Attack) 4:46
12 –Goldfrapp Utopia 4:17
13 –Talk Talk Inheritance 5:24
14 –Depeche Mode Useless (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session-Edit) 6:15
15 –David Bowie Art Decade 3:47
16 –Mercury Rev Holes 5:55
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Mar 2020, 08:29

The Slider wrote:Soul Riot was great

This one rocked my world
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1 –Moby Novio 2:38
2 –Groove Armada At The River (Radio Edit) 3:13
3 –Kinobe Slip Into Something... (Radio Edit) 3:44
4 –Fairport Convention Who Knows Where The Time Goes? 5:10
5 –John Martyn Solid Air 5:43
6 –Underworld Push Downstairs 6:03
7 –Moloko Sing It Back (Album Version) 4:13
8 –Oasis (2) Half The World Away 4:21
9 –Nick Drake River Man 4:22
10 –Grandaddy Underneath The Weeping Willow 2:40
11 –Garbage Milk (The Classic Mix By Massive Attack) 4:46
12 –Goldfrapp Utopia 4:17
13 –Talk Talk Inheritance 5:24
14 –Depeche Mode Useless (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session-Edit) 6:15
15 –David Bowie Art Decade 3:47
16 –Mercury Rev Holes 5:55


I’ve just dug this one out for a chilled out breakfast listen.

It’s going to set me up for the day nicely...not that I’m going to want to do anything afterwards.

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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby Rorschach » 12 Mar 2020, 09:12

Image

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Loved it then and I love it still.
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Re: Music Magazine Cover Disc Discoveries.

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 12 Mar 2020, 22:19

    Tom Waits For No One wrote:This



    From Mojo's 'Soul Riot'

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    I didn't get that fave freeby and there are a half dozen tracks I don't have that are on it including the obscure and very good Soul Children version of the Bill Withers written song "Who Is She And What Is She To You?" and the Don Julian & The Larks version of the Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield song "Message From A Black Man" which was part of the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation movie "Shorty The Pimp"
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    Postby soundchaser » 13 Mar 2020, 12:33

    This is one of my very favourite Q Magazine discoveries. Excellent Power Pop from a band I know absolutely nothing about:


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    Postby The Prof » 13 Mar 2020, 13:10

    This was a great compilation.... can it really be 20 years old?!

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    Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 13 Mar 2020, 15:44

    Neil Jung wrote:I think it might have been the very first (certainly an early) Mojo CD that had a song (possibly Pale Red) by Jerry Burns... so I bought the album. I would post a link but I’ve forgotten how.


    I did the same, bought album on cassette because it was cheap! "Pale Red" had a Blue Nile feel to it.
    Coincidentally the album was produced and co-written by the late Bobby Henry who was the gun for hire producer for a lot of Scottish artists of the time £50 a day if it was an 8 track studio and a £100 a day if it was a 24 track studio.

    Jerry Burns is still doing her thing and can be heard as the singer in this atmospheric track from 2010
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zggrPz80XLI
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    The Slider wrote:Soul Riot was great

    This one rocked my world
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    1 –Moby Novio 2:38
    2 –Groove Armada At The River (Radio Edit) 3:13
    3 –Kinobe Slip Into Something... (Radio Edit) 3:44
    4 –Fairport Convention Who Knows Where The Time Goes? 5:10
    5 –John Martyn Solid Air 5:43
    6 –Underworld Push Downstairs 6:03
    7 –Moloko Sing It Back (Album Version) 4:13
    8 –Oasis (2) Half The World Away 4:21
    9 –Nick Drake River Man 4:22
    10 –Grandaddy Underneath The Weeping Willow 2:40
    11 –Garbage Milk (The Classic Mix By Massive Attack) 4:46
    12 –Goldfrapp Utopia 4:17
    13 –Talk Talk Inheritance 5:24
    14 –Depeche Mode Useless (The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session-Edit) 6:15
    15 –David Bowie Art Decade 3:47
    16 –Mercury Rev Holes 5:55


    Great comp which I still have.
    Appalling cheap and nasty cover art. The worst!
    Some mother's talking 'bout Guns' n 'Roses

    As if i give a fuck

    At best i think they suck

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    Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 13 Mar 2020, 17:32

    The Prof wrote:This was a great compilation.... can it really be 20 years old?!

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    Have never seen that Mojo disc before and I only have 4 tracks from it!
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    Postby Walk In My Shadow » 14 Mar 2020, 17:57

    Rorschach wrote:Image

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    Loved it then and I love it still.




    That was from 16 years ago and most (if not all) acts are still going.
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    Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 14 Mar 2020, 21:21

    Walk In My Shadow wrote:Over the years there certainly were several discoveries I'm sure.

    But when I heard Jackie Leven's The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus Christ I became a fan for life.


    I got into Jackie after hearing Single Father on a freebie cd. Although I had seen Doll by Doll live twice.
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