Wednesday, March 07, 2012
AS MENTIONED AT THE TAIL END OF YESTERDAY'S POSTING
The first single on Swamplands, the new label run by Alan Horne, had been a joint effort by Paul Quinn & Edwyn Collins - a cover version of Pale Blue Eyes, released in August 1984. Despite being a stunning bit of vinyl, it had flopped and left everyone involved, including those at parent major company London Records, scratching their heads.
Subsequent 45s from James King & the Lone Wolves and Memphis had also flopped and by now the panic button had been pressed. March 1985 saw the latest throw of the dice.
Despite this being every bit as much a Quinn/Collins combined effort, with Edwyn not only producing but playing on the record, it was released as the debut solo single by Paul Quinn. As it turned out, it was to be the only solo single under his own name.....
Yet again, the single bombed. By now, it was clear that Alan Horne wasn't going to be able to convince the wider record-buying public of the undoubted merits of the latest bunch of Scottish talent he was unleashing on the world:-
mp3 : Paul Quinn - Ain't That Always The Way
mp3 : Paul Quinn - Punk Rock Hotel
mp3 : Paul Quinn - Corrina Corinna
Identical versions of the first two tracks are on the 7" and 12", while the third tracks was only made available on the 12". Here's the rarely seen promo...as the bloke who originally posted in on you tube says, the quality may mot be great but hey.....it's a real rarity:-
Edwyn would, as highlighted yesterday, release his own version of the single a few years later as a b-side on the 12" of 50 Shades Of Blue.
Oh and Punk Rock Hotel is the name of one of the finest web sites devoted to any musician. Check in here and spend some time browsing.