Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight (Reissue 2001)

Genre: Post Punk, Neo-psychedelia
Origin: Cambridge, England
Years Active: 1976-1980, 1994, 2001-2003
Recorded: January–June 1980 Alaska Studio, London. June 1979 Spaceward Studios, Cambridge
File: 151 Mb (320kbps)

Lineup:
Robyn Hitchcock - Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Bass on "Insanely Jealous"
Kimberley Rew - Guitar, Vocals, Bass & Synthesiser on "You'll Have To Go Sideways"
Matthew Seligman - Bass
Morris Windsor - Drums & Vocals
Gerry Hale - Violin on "Insanely Jealous" & "Underwater Moonlight"
Andy King - Sitar on "Positive Vibrations"

Tracklist:
All songs by Robyn Hitchcock except as indicated.
1. I Wanna Destroy You 2:53
2. Kingdom of Love 4:11
3. Positive Vibrations 3:10
4. I Got the Hots 4:43
5. Insanely Jealous 4:15
6. Tonight 3:44
7. You'll Have to Go Sideways 2:57 (Hitchcock, Kimberley Rew)
8. Old Pervert 3:52 (Hitchcock, Rew, Matthew Seligman, Morris Windsor)
9. Queen of Eyes 2:01
10. Underwater Moonlight 4:17
11. Vegetable Man 2:59 (Syd Barrett)
12. Strange 2:59
13. Only the Stones Remain 2:50
14. Where Are the Prawns? 6:06
15. Dreams 4:37
16. Black Snake Diamond Rock 4:24
17. There's Nobody Like You 3:11
18. Song No. 4 3:57
Total Playing Time: 18 tracks (67:06)

The Soft Boys were an incredible and influential band from England led by Robyn Hitchcock who went on to a successful solo career and Kimberley Rew who went on to be a member of Katrina and the Waves. You'll love this album I guarantee it, the first 10 songs are the original release of "Underwater Moonlight" and the other eight songs are outtakes from the original recording session.

Underwater Moonlight

6 comments:

  1. more good stuff thanks ! glad you didn't include the second cd..it sucks!!

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  2. ba ba ba ba I'm lovin' it!

    Thank you.

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  3. good biz y'all

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  4. Not sure why, but listening to The Horror's last album made me think, "I need to listen to Underwater Moonlight." Thanks

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  5. Thanks a lot. This is classic stuff.

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