GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT: DAVID GEDGE

It was back on 22 December 2020 that Middle-Aged Man, in offering up praise for JTFL‘s ICA of opening tracks by Elvis Costello, thought out loud and suggested he was struggling to think of any artists/bands that have released over 10 albums where the first tracks are worthy of inclusion in an ICA.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I offer up the thought that David Gedge, through The Wedding Present and Cinerama, has done so.  And this is without including compilation albums…..

SIDE A

1) Dalliance (Seamonsters, 1991)
2) Maniac (Va Va Voom, 1998)
3) Brassneck (Bizarro, 1989)
4) You’re Dead (Valentina, 2012)
5) 146 Degrees (Disco Valente, 2000)

SIDE B

1) On Ramp/Interstate 5 (Take Fountain, 2005)
2) And When She Was Bad (Torino, 2002)
3) Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft (George Best, 1987)
4) Venus (Saturnalia, 1996)
5) Santa Ana Winds (El Rey, 2008)

JC

David Gedge’s ICA from Opening Tracks: Side A (22:45)
David Gedge’s ICA from Opening Tracks: Side B (22:46)

8 thoughts on “GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT: DAVID GEDGE

  1. As if there could be any doubt… Excellent selection, JC, and a reminder that Gedge & co. also deliver when it comes to great album titles.

  2. oh, man.
    we love the gedge here at reeves towers!
    seamonsters is definitely go-to, as is take fountain.
    and much of cinerama, too.

    many years ago in the early 1980s, a girlfriend of mine took me to a small back room of a pub in either new cross or lewisham, somewhere round there, and we stood with a pretty thin crowd, watching a band who thrashed through a short and frenetic set; the singer/guitarist, and this is my lasting memory, by the end, had strings flailing from his strat and his fingers were bloody. i don’t recall what happened to the gf but the band were called wedding present.

    great comp.

  3. Another voice in favour of the acoustic session (I even got the fist question of the quiz right – mind you I have the advantage of having lived in Leeds). You can fast forward the quiz.

  4. Fantastic, JC. I’d possibly have found room for
    So Long, Baby from Watusi in place of You’re
    Dead. My word, what a selection. And When She
    Was Bad: a corking opener from the final, darker
    Cinerama LP-proper.

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