I don’t think I need to say too much about this particular song. My thanks to Martin Elliott (AKA Our Swedish Correspondent) for the suggestion. It’s actually worth sharing the contents of his e-mail:-
In my mind a very natural connection to the Paul Haig 12″ would be The Associates, considering the friendship between especially Billy and Paul. Now I have a hard time making a choice between Party Fears Two and Country Club, but tend to lean towards PF2 since the version of It’s Better This Way on the b-side is cracking – and slightly different from the album version. But then the Country Club 12″ version is just pure magic…
Then you could, if you want some kind of link to the next Monday move to Cocteau Twins, Peppermint Pig 12″ which is produced by Alan (even though I read that the band didn’t like it all and thought Alan didn’t comprehend the slightest what they wanted to do…).
Anyway – the risk is you’ll hear from me again on this topic, it ticks pretty much all my boxes. 🙂
Thus, I nominate The Associates – Party Fears Two as a Monday classic.
All the best!
More than happy to oblige.
mp3: Associates – Party Fears Two
Ripped from the original 12″ vinyl, dating back to 1982, at 320 kbps. As is this, albeit it is a bit more crackly than the b-side, especially during the quiet opening twenty seconds. But it does come at a groovy, groovy speed……
mp3: Associates – It’s Better This Way
Tune in next Monday for another hi-quality vinyl rip.