4/24/11

EGG RECORDS "An Introduction To 1988-1991"

EGG RECORDS is an Independent Record Label based in Glasgow, Scotland. The record label initially released 8 records between 1988 and 1991 and after a long hiatus these long deleted Vinyl Records were restored and remastered digitally back in 2003. Since It's EASTER SUNDAY 2011 here in the Philippines then I'll be featuring EASTER EGGS. Oooops!! I mean EGG RECORDS' first digital compilation which was released back in JULY 2003. This CD was my first time to hear all the bands of the record label and definitely the title bears it as an introduction. YUP!! It was my first Introduction to the Record Label called "EGG RECORDS" and not to be mistaken to the Record Shop by the same name which is based in Australia. The CD compilation that I'm talking about is "EGG RECORDS: An Introduction to 1988-1991" which is a compilation of the bands with various bonus 'basement tape' numbers. Egg Records was short-lived, but the label contributed to the late 80s/early 90s post-c86 UK pop scene. They released singles from The Prayers, The Bachelor Pad and Change Of Seasons, as well as the classic "Lighthouse In A Desert" compilation 12" with the former two bands, Remember Fun and the Church Grims. This Glasgow-based record label officially started back in 1988 and It released materials from local bands such as THE BACHELOR PAD, THE PRAYERS, and REMEMBER FUN and not to forget Paisley's THE CHURCH GRIMS. It also expanded their horizon by signing bands from beyond Scottish borders such as CHANGE OF SEASONS who hailed from Toronto, Canada.


Of course EASTER SUNDAY reminds us of The Resurrection of JESUS CHRIST. Aside from that we also know the usual EASTER BUNNY and EASTER EGGS. That's why I'm bringing you the sound of EGG RECORDS. What do you want? Scramble Eggs, Omelet, or Sunny Side Up? "EGG" in Pilipino is "ITLOG". So here in the Philippines we have the usual Meals that we call "TAPSILOG" , "LONGSILOG" and other combination with eggs. KABAYANS, don't be hungry okay. Wouldn't it be nice to have "ITLOG RECORDS" here in MANILA? What do you think? He He He!! So here's the meal for today's blogpost which is the insight on this record label called "EGG RECORDS".


"EGG RECORDS: An Introduction to 1988-1991" is a CD compilation which I bought because I was very interested to know the music of EGG RECORDS. None of the bands had the radio exposure here in MANILA back in the late 80s and early 90s and so definitely this CD for me was a fresh insight on the record label and their talents. It was EGG RECORDS' very first digitized released that compiled tracks from all eight of the label's releases which were mostly the A-sides and all four tracks from the compilation 12 inch. The CD even added three previously unreleased songs from Remember Fun, Church Grims and Change Of Seasons which made it very special. Five singles, a tiny compilation entitled A Lighthouse In The Desert, a live EP, a studio EP which is eight releases in total. This is a compilation of 14 songs restored from the original vinyl plus 3 unreleased songs from the archives. That was Egg Records' output during its initial three years of existence which was stated on the title itself "1988-1991". A very comprehensive release indeed that was added to my modest music collection from the label's Five Bands. There will also be some CD re-issues of Egg's original bands and its restoration program will include those late 80s and early 90s independent artists of the non-Egg variety many of whom represent the Oceanic music scene like Australia's The Palisades and Let's Go Naked, and New Zealand's The Bats. This is something to look forward to if you ask me. I made available my CD for download since it's Out Of Print already and this is just FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY. This blog of mine still encourages everyone to get the original music materials. Btw, there's no such thing as "RARE mp3s". YUP!! It's just a figure of imagination because the term "RARE" should be use for the REAL and PHYSICAL FORMATS such as Vinyl Records and CDs. If you have only the mp3s but not the real materials then it's very different than having both the real materials and the mp3s backing it up if you got my drift. So don't be fooled by the so-called "Collectors" who have only the so-called "MP3 Collections". SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL MUSIC MATERIALS!! This is indeed a great compilation!! EGG RECORDS certainly had an impact on the indie scene during the post-C86 days and it's making even more noise on music collectors like me nowadays. ENJOY THE MUZIC!!


Ladies and Gentlemen may I present you
THE BANDS OF "EGG RECORDS"!!


THE BACHELOR PAD



THE CHURCH GRIMS



THE PRAYERS



REMEMBER FUN



CHANGE OF SEASONS



EGG RECORDS
(An Introduction To 1988-1991)
TRACKLIST

1) Sister Goodbye- THE PRAYERS
2) Cold Inside- REMEMBER FUN
3) Silly Girl- THE BACHELOR PAD
4) Mr. Watt Said- THE CHURCH GRIMS
5) Puppet Clouds- THE PRAYERS
6) Mirror Boy, Mirror Girl (Live)- THE BACHELOR PAD
7) You Again- CHANGE OF SEASONS
8) Smoothie- THE BACHELOR PAD
9) Soft Spoken- CHANGE OF SEASONS
10) Meet The Lovely Jenny Brown- THE BACHELOR PAD
11) Apple Of My Eye- REMEMBER FUN
12) Seen It All- THE CHURCH GRIMS
13) Fingerdips- THE PRAYERS
14) Wish I Had- CHANGE OF SEASONS

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I uploaded four songs from each band namely THE PRAYERS, THE CHURCH GRIMS, CHANGE OF SEASONS, and REMEMBER FUN. I included one music video from THE BACHELOR PAD entitled "Meet The Lovely Jenny Brown" which was part of a five-song EP released by the band back in May of 1991. It was also the seventh of Egg's initial eight releases. I hope you enjoyed your stay here on "The Doctor Is In". This is just "The Dr. Stirring Rhod Way" of paying tribute to EGG RECORDS. THANKS for dropping by again!!

LISTEN TO "SISTER GOODBYE" BY "THE PRAYERS" HERE:



LISTEN TO "MR. WATT SAID" BY "THE CHURCH GRIMS" HERE:



LISTEN TO "YOU AGAIN" BY "CHANGE OF SEASONS" HERE:



LISTEN TO "APPLE OF MY EYE" BY "REMEMBER FUN" HERE:


WATCH the MTV of "MEET THE LOVELY JENNY BROWN"
by THE BACHELOR PAD here:

video



EGG RECORDS!!
...It's EGG-citing!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD

3 comments:

Josh said...

i love the resurgence of vinyl records.

DrStirringRhod said...

YUP Josh!! In this era of mp3s, It's still nice to have those good ol' Vinyl Records. THANKS for dropping by!!

btmarino84 said...

Typical! I just find your wonderful blog today but this amazing sounding release has been taken down by the powers that be. Oh well! The music you talk about here all sounds wonderful, keep up the great work!