Thursday, December 8, 2011

Singles Going Single #192 - The Marnies 7" (1989)

Australia's Marnies didn't leave much of a discography, or moreover a footprint.  That's a shame, because back in the late '80s, while most of their home-country contemporaries had one foot in the garage, this quartet were taking cues from one of Oz's grandest anomalies of the era, The Church.  "Electric Wires" bristles with robust reverb, clangy fretwork, and a driving hook, wasting not one of it's precious 150 seconds.  Platinum grade indie pop if there ever was such a thing.  The flip, "Watch the Clock" features a different vocalist, slotting well within the ballad realm.  No info on the group is to be had save for the record label itself, listing the Marnies roster, recording details, and a North Fitzroy correspondence address.  The lineup includes Patrick McArdle on guitar and vocals, Terrance Vella also on guitar, Anthony Camm singing and plucking the fat strings, and Damien Tesoriero gently applying repeated blows to the percussion.  Should any of you care to unravel this mysterious outfit, comment as you see fit.

A. Electric Wires
B. Watch the Clock


richard martin said...

Hi--any chance of a reup on the Marnies? thanks!

spavid said...

Just fixed the link.

richard martin said...

Thanks very much!