Sunday, January 6, 2008

Singles Going Single #2 - Let's Active (1988, B.O.B.)

For those of you who are old enough to remember Bucketfull of Brains magazine (a legendary UK based music paper that ran from the '80s to '90s) you are already familiar with the depth and breadth of it's coverage of the indie/alt-rock scene, detailing the goings on of established artists, and exposing new ones (on both sides of the pond no less). B.O.B.'s distinguished itself from all other music rags at the time with the inclusion of a flexi-disk (aka sound-sheet) "record" in each issue, that usually included rare or unreleased tracks from a noteworthy artist, contemporary to each particular issue.

The disk that graced issue # 16 of B.O.B. entailed two songs by the pioneering, American jangle-pop group, Let's Active. I'm about 99% sure that the lead-off track, "I Feel Funny," is identical to the version on the band's Every Dog Has It's Day LP. One of the superior songs on that particular mixed bag of tricks I might add. This is followed up with "Wild Wild Women," a '50s rockabilly cover. The latter is exclusive to this release. Surprisingly good audio quality for the format I might add.
01. I Feel Funny
02. Wild Wild Women


Monkey Flinging Poo said...

Wow, this is really cool! Thanks... that flip side is fun listening. Perfect way for Mitch to put out something very different.

jay strange said...

the a side is a totally different version played and produced entirely by easter and done a good couple of years before dog

Ross Brown said...
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Ross Brown said...

Pls repost? Thanks!

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

Ross Brown said...

Thanks. I just checked it and the message said "This file has been deleted due to inactivity." I refreshed Chrome thinking maybe the deleted message was somehow in cache but it still said it. So I switched to Safari and that did the trick. So, thank you so much for being so accommodating and so responsive.

I was a DJ in college radio in the early 80s, so Let's Active were pretty important to me. Cheers!