We start with John Kennedy ( earlier of JFK & the Cuban Crisis fame ) and "Big Country", the 2nd single under his Love Gone Wrong moniker , geographically going a bit further afield than his previous odes to King Street and Marrickville. ( also moving geographically up the road in term of record-shop labels ).
Then we have a 7" edit version of Pandemonium from Pel Mel, a 2nd issue /version of the Deckchairs Overboard song ( previously found on their debut s/t 12 " ) and another Martin Armiger driven 7 from The Kevins ( see also #112 ).
Tactics are always worth discussing and this latter day 7" ( ie from 1990 ) interesting for many reasons - firstly it's from their last full studio album "The Great Gusto", secondly for the fact that it's on Regular Records and thirdly because of the involvement of Roger Grierson ( as producer ) - given the stories of earlier cracks in their relationship during the band's days on Green Recs ( and particularly the recording of Glebe ). Also there is something about the treatment of some of the backing vocals that sound like late period Thought Criminals ( especially the oft maligned "You Only Think Twice" album - which I have never maligned, just for the record ). ( I also love the "your turn my turn" gag at the end )
Everything else on the list easy to grasp I'm sure, except a quick brain refresher on Karen Ansell being in The Reels for a while ( ala Quasimodo's Dream era and thereabouts ) ( and this single was produced by Neil Finn ) and finally Crib Sex were from Brisbane, this was their second single ( for the first see #38 ).
Obviously also a Brissie connection ther with John Kennedy ( and Mark Callaghan even ) and there's more Brisbane ties in our next one...see you then
#116 - via Box
Sideroom Singles Podcast #116
1. Big Country - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong ( Red Eye Aust 1986 )
2. Pandemonium - Pel Mel ( Gap Aust 1983 )
3. That's The Way - Deckchairs Overboard ( Regular Recs Aust 1983 )
4. Ululation - The Kevins ( White Label Recs Aust 1983 )
5. Turn - Tactics ( Regular Recs Aust 1990 )
6. House Of Cards - Gang Gajang ( Truetone Aust 1985 )
7. Communication - Marc Hunter ( Mercury Aust 1984 )
8. No Commotion - Karen Ansell ( Mushroom Aust 1983 )
9. Love Will Find A Way - The Reels ( Mercury Aust 1979 )
10. Smacks Of Love - Crib Sex ( Humoresque Recs Aust 1986 )
( duration 32.42, vbr lame mp3 )