Wednesday, February 28, 2007

AMOS & CREW-TRUE TEARS, TAPE, 1982, UK



There's not a whole helluva lot more to say on the subject of The Homosexuals and their various and sundry offshoots and monikers beyond the fact that I adore 'em and that I expect that this tape and the three to follow will be filling some very sizeable knowledge gaps for many of you out there. That said, I didn't attempt to title the tracks on this one in iTunes as the insert lists 14 tracks and yet there appear to be 19 of 'em. Best to just look at the insert jpg as you listen along...

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5 comments:

Carlos! said...

amazing, amazing, thank you thank you. This is really fun. I'd only heard of The Homosexuals, and this is so funny, I was laughing so hard on my bike people were looking at me strangely.... The perils of portable music.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Got me a new favorite band. Thanks for sharing.

Richard said...

Thanks for posting this and the others....if it's of any interest, I have a CDR copy of MENTAL by THE FEAR MERCHANTS (guess who really!) plus a comp CDR w/ther rare Amos stuff on: if you don't have these & want to borrow them to post (I don't know if you only post from original vinyl or cassette) you're very welcome. If you're interested at all, pelase let me know via a reply to this message. P.S. PICKY
PICNIC is superb: got a copy from Recommended in the mid 80s? Any chance of posting their LP? Cheers!

vdoandsound said...

Hi Richard...Many thanks for your kind offers. Actually, I have the Fear Merchants as well and was hemming and hawing about posting it, as I have neither a track listing for it nor photo of it. If you had those (or, at minimum a track listing), that'd be fantastic and I would post it immediately with thanks going to you. Feel free to upload the other Amos rarities CDR you have at a bitrate of 320 and I'll then knock it back to 256 for posting here. Glad you're diggin' the Picky. It wasn't an 80's Recommended find (doubt there were more than a hundred of these made and doubt further than
more than a precious few ever left Japan). I lucked into it on a private collector list eons ago. One of my best finds ever!

syzygy said...

I actually had a copy of this way back in the early 1980s, long since lost alas.

It was recorded in Tokyo during the Work's tour of Japan with Amos on bass and Chris Cutler on drums plus regular Work members Tim Hodgkinson and Bill Gilonis, all listed under the usual bizarre pseudonyms on the insert. I can't remember any of the song titles, unfortunately, but I do remember a comment by Amos (included in the insert) to the effect that he was impressed by the Japanese tradition of hospitality, the only aspect of their culture not corrupted by the US dollar, and that the songs were essentially his reaction to his first visit to Japan.