Bad Education - Blue Orchids - The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)
Label: Rough Trade - ROUGH 36 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, White Label • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave
One of my favorite albums ever, and to me, surely the greatest band coming from Manchester, UK. If you like the Blue Orchids it's worth a look Checked out the preview and it sounds like a mix between The Fall and a modern Blue Orchids. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this, thanks. The Blue Orchids were a British band who arrived on the scene in and caught the attention of many Country Girl - Nazareth - Nazareth musicians and critics alike, including the great John Peel and punk poet John Cooper Clark who christened their name.
Their sound was very similar to New Zealand acts such as The Clean and to a lesser extent early Chills and they had a vivacious espirit noted by a combination of post punk and pop that was fluent and progressive. The highlight track here is "Bad Bad Education - Blue Orchids - The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain) with its organ driven melodies and clever lyrics.
Overall, the album is an interesting foray into the realm of pop, which at the time was rather stale in the UK outside of what was happening with Cherry Red and a few other independent labels.
Una Baines left the group after they split in '82 to form The Fates, who recorded a single rather folky, psychedelic gem, Furia. Rating: 8. Matt April 10, at AM. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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