Mighty Mighty are another of the bands who previously featured courtesy of the Cherry Red C86 compilation a few years back.
As I said when I posted the single Everybody Knows The Monkey/You’re On My Mind, it was a source of huge enjoyment and I made a mental note to try and pick up any other stuff if the opportunity arose.
It’s only taken the best part of four years, but I’ve now a 12″ EP in the collection, dating from 1988 and what appears to be their farewell release before breaking up (certainly if the chronology over on Discogs is accurate). The lead track is an absolute gem:-
Actually….all four cuts are hugely enjoyable in different ways, but it really is disappointing to realise, more than 30 years on,that something as jaunty and politically astute as Maisonette got absolutely nowhere other than #8 in the indie charts.
Turns out there was a promo made for Maisonette….and the band look nothing like I imagined!!!!
There’s actually a little snippet of music after the four tracks, less than 30 seconds in length, which doesn’t seem to have any links to the others….but those with a deeper knowledge of the band might be able to explain.