Monday, October 02, 2006
WHEN I FIRST KNEW YOU, I TOOK AN INSTANT LIKE TO...
I've searched a lot of blogs over the past months, and I can't ever remember seeing this lot appear anywhere. It's one of those songs you will either love or hate....it might to be too typically over-produced 80s pop for some folk, but others will fall for its highly infectious charms. I'm clearly in the latter camp.
Hey! Elastica were from Edinburgh, and were part of a glorious age of Scottish pop in the early 1980s that rode on the back of the critical acclaim afforded to Orange Juice. Many more of the bands from this era will appear in future postings - and I'm sorry if any of you take that as a threat.....
I once saw Hey! Elastica at what was then the Glasgow College of Technology back in 1982 (jaysus I'm getting old). I remember the gig being hugely energetic and entertaining but the live sound quality was appalling....but that was a problem with just about every gig at the Tech.
Eat Your Heart Out (12") - Hey! Elastica (mp3)*
* song no longer available to download
Sorry, but I can't find anywhere that you can buy Hey! Elastica records. Try e-bay.