Funny how things come back round. German indie imprint A Turntable Friend were all but forgotten despite releasing a plethora of cool indie 7"s in the early '90s. They returned last year with an excellent single by Wakefield's Drahla and look to again become a force of good in indie circles. Here is a compilation of the best bits of their early releases and includes great bands such as Hellfire Sermons, Lorelei, Boyracer and most importantly Bomb Pops 'Girl Daredevil' which I'm here going to declare as the best indie pop song ever written. All proceeds to charity.
Vinyl Triple LP £21.99 TURN50LP
3LP on A Turntable Friend incl. Boyracer, Secret Shine, The Claim, The Ropers, the Hellfire Sermons, Lorelei etc. Housed in tri-fold sleeve with 12 x 12 full colour booklet and a download code. Edition of 500 copies.
- Shipping cost: £5.55 ?
- Includes download code
CD £9.99 TURN50CD
2CD on A Turntable Friend incl. Boyracer, Secret Shine, The Claim, The Ropers, the Hellfire Sermons, Lorelei etc.
- Shipping cost: £1.05 ?
I usually can't be arsed reviewing compilations and I'm not going to change my tack with this one only to say that if you like indie-pop you MUST buy this.
It's a compendium of the releases of the German imprint A Turntable Friend which has recently returned after 17 years off. It contains not only one of the greatest indie pop songs of all time in Bomb Pops 'Girl Daredevil' but loads and loads of super stuff from the likes of the Claim, Lorelei, Boyracer, Bradford's wonderful lost Apple Moths, pastoral Scotsmen Remember Fun, poetic pre Blueboy janglers Feverfew, fantastic Wire-esque Liverpudlians Hellfire Sermons, Sarah shoegazers Secret Shine and so many more (and more for me to discover too).
The moment that they segue the Apple Moths 'Miserable Town' with Feverfew's 'Bed Of Roses' is exactly my teenage bedroom playlist in miniature. Get it. if you are skint the CD gives you it all for less than a tenner - no excuses.
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