Returning today to the series looking at some of the bands on C87, a 3xCD box set, released last year by Cherry Red Records, as a 74-track compilation of material that was released across different indie labels in 1987.  The only rule for featuring is that the act in questio has to be making a debut on the blog.

This is Track 23 on CD2. Here’s what the info booklet says:-

Glasgow-based Baby Lemonade formed in 1985, rehearsing in front rooms before progessing to making demos, one of which impressed early fan John Peel. Heavenly female vocals and buzzsaw, often feedback-laced guitars lay at the centre of the band’s extraordinary sound. A Sha La La flexi disc, “Jiffy Netwear Creation” was Sounds magazine’s Single-of-the-Week.  It was followed by thie one and only proper single (“Secret Goldfish”), produced by Douglas Hart (bassist with Jesus & Mary Chain), which reached No.9 in the indie charts. Various line-up changes ensued before the band’s only album, One Thousand Secrets, appeared in 1988.

mp3 : Baby Lemonade – Secret Goldfish

They shouldn’t be mixed up with 90s combo from Los Angeles who recorded under their own moniker as well as acting as the touring and recording band for late-era Arthur Lee

I’ve tracked down the b-side to the single featured on C87. It’s actually rather dreamy and, in my view, superior to the a-side.

mp3 : Baby Lemonade – Real World