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The Weather Prophets

John Peel 01.12.86

    One of Creation boss Alan McGee’s favourite bands, the Weather Prophets were regulars at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, where they recorded this never-before-released four-song session for John Peel late in 1986 featuring early versions of singles Hollow Heart and She Comes From The Rain. Also included are sleeve notes from Pete Astor, free downloads of original BBC files and a set of postcards.

    TRACK LISTING

    Swimming Pool Blue
    Hollow Heart
    She Comes From The Rain
    Faithful

    The Jasmine Minks

    John Peel 17.02.86

      “The Jasmine Minks were the first real Creation band – their single ‘Think!’ was the fourth single we put out. An amazing unknown gem of a band. Working-class heroes – to me, anyway.” Alan McGee

      Formed in Aberdeen in 1983, the Jasmine Minks were one of the original artists on Alan McGee’s fledgling Creation label and regulars at the storied Living Room. They recorded several classic singles for the label – among them ‘Think!’, ‘What’s Happening?!’ and ‘Cold Heart’ – plus a number of LPs. These recordings are their only two sessions for the BBC.

      This session for the legendary John Peel show, features the band’s original line-up with powerhouse songwriting duo Jim Shepherd and Adam Sanderson; among tracks included are ‘The Ballad of Johnny Eye’ and ‘Cry For A Man’, both favourites with their fans. 

      TRACK LISTING

      The Ballad Of Johnny Eye
      Cry For A Man
      You Take My Freedom
      I Don't Know

      The Jasmine Minks

      Janice Long 24.11.86

        “The Jasmine Minks were the first real Creation band – their single ‘Think!’ was the fourth single we put out. An amazing unknown gem of a band. Working-class heroes – to me, anyway.” Alan McGee

        Formed in Aberdeen in 1983, the Jasmine Minks were one of the original artists on Alan McGee’s fledgling Creation label and regulars at the storied Living Room. They recorded several classic singles for the label – among them ‘Think!’, ‘What’s Happening?!’ and ‘Cold Heart’ – plus a number of LPs.

        Adam Sanderson had left the band by the time of their second BBC session, this time for Janice Long, with Wattie Duncan joining (and actually getting them the session!) This second outing features early versions of some of Shepherd’s best-known songs, including future favourite ‘Cut Me Deep’ and the soulful ‘Ballad’ (later released as ‘Soul Station’) – plus a rampant version of old single ‘Where The Traffic Goes’. 

        TRACK LISTING

        Follow Me Away
        Cut Me Deep
        Where The Traffic Goes
        Ballad

        BMX Bandits

        Janice Long 23.06.86

          "If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits." Kurt Cobain

          Much loved in ultra-hip circles across the globe for 35 years, BMX Bandits are the extended musical family of Duglas T. Stewart. Many notable Glasgow-based musicians have passed through the group, among them Stewart’s childhood friends Norman Blake, who later founded Teenage Fanclub, and Sean Dickson and Jim McCulloch of the Soup Dragons, who also came out of Bellshill in Scotland. Both appear on this recording for long-term supporter Janice Long for the BBC. Recorded before the band had released their classic debut single ‘E102’, this session features some of their very earliest songs (among them a madcap version of live favourite ‘Strawberry Sunday’).

          TRACK LISTING

          Strawberry Sunday
          The Day Before Tomorrow
          Groovy Good Luck Friend
          Girl In The Pink T-Shirt


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