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Newcastle Record Fair – Sat 16th Oct

Posted on October 15, 2010
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Newcastle Record Fair returns tomorrow Saturday 16th October after a long absence. The organisers tell me that the fair has sold out of all tables although disappointingly Covers 33 will no longer be there.

It's at Rutherford Hall where it was held in the early-mid 80s, central but not the easiest place to find. It's beside the YMCA and MEA House, but everyone knows the City Hall, so walk past the entrance of the City Hall, turn immediately right and follow the road around. It's no more than a 2 minute walk from the City Hall.

Budget 12″ – images added to all

Posted on October 13, 2010
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Following on to images having been added to all indie 12" at the weekend, images have now been added to all 392 budget 12" - that's those under £5.

92% of all items now have images, but it'll be a wile before the rest of the site is finished.

Vic Godard – We Come As Aliens new CD out today

Posted on October 11, 2010
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13 tracks - 45 minutes:  Label: Overground

Cat. No. OVER 126 CD

Release Date: 11th October 2010

Overground Records continue their long standing relationship with Vic Godard & Subway Sect with the release of We Come As Aliens, Vic’s first album of new material since 2002’s Sansend.

An ever evolving line-up Subway Sect for this album consisted of: Mark Braby (Sidi Bou Said), Kev Younger (Armitage Shanks), Gary Ainge (Felt) and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols).
Vic writes:
Rebellion Festival Blackpool – the Sect enter the Winter Gardens and the title We Come as Aliens is born.

The songs from the album have been evolving since the mid 1990s, with the exception of Francoise Hardy’s Et Meme, which I have wanted to record since ’77. Some of the tracks have been included in live sets over the years with the various Sects, the oldest being Ne’er which I used to do when Bitter Springs were masquerading as Subway Sect. Takeover, Best Album, Et Meme and That Train have been part of the live set for a while now.

A couple of years ago I recorded a demo of Et Meme and That Train with the Wet Dog Sect, but nothing came of it, but when I had Mark, Kev and Gary on board I knew I had the group to record the album.

There are a variety of musical influences on WCAA, including Latin American (Same Plan), Northern Soul (Best Album), R’n’B (Life in the Distance) and Punk, whereas Music of a Werewolf is a step outside what I’ve done before.

Track Listing:
Best Album/ Takeover/ Back In The Community/ Same Plan/ If We’d’ve/ Et Meme/ Rhododendron Town/ That Train/ Somewhere In The World/ Ne’er/ Out Of Our Zone/ Life In The Distance / Music Of A Werewolf

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