It was as recently as last September that I featured The Corn Dollies and their rather excellent debut single Forever Steven courtesy of it being part of the C87 boxset that was issued by Cherry Red Records. I did comment that the b-side, Be Small Again, was a track that paid more than a nodding debt to Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, and also made reference, via the commentary in the C87 booklet that a later single, Shake, was another that seemed to do the same.
I picked up a second-hand copy of said 7″ single…..
mp3 : The Corn Dollies – Shake
Can’t be denied can it? Not just the tune but the vocal delivery is almost as if lead singer Steve Musham was auditioning for a part on Stars In Their Eyes…..
Here’s the b-side to that particular single. It could almost pass as a cover version:-
mp3 : The Corn Dollies – Climbing Stairs
Enjoyable stuff nevertheless……