Two weeks ago it was Fizzbombs who had plenty of links with Shop Assistants from seven days ago. This week’s CD86 song has links with Shop Assistants as was explained when they featured in the Scottish Singles Series back in February 2014:-
Meat Whiplash from East Kilbride were amongst the first to be signed to Creation Records.
The line-up was Paul McDermott (vocals), Stephen McLean (guitar), Edward Connelly (bass guitar) and Michael Kerr (drums). They took their name from a B-side track by The Fire Engines. They then became The Motorcycle Boy when Alex Taylor (of The Shop Assistants) joined the group in 1987.
Meat Whiplash only ever released one 7″ record. It was in September 1985 with a sleeve featuring actor Robert Vaughan that had been printed up by Bobby Gillespie and hand-folded by their record label’s owner, Alan McGee.
The band were the opening act at North London Polytechnic on 15 March 1985 on the occasion of the infamous “riot gig” by Jesus and Mary Chain.
That one 7″ single was included on CD 86 and here it is along with its b-side. It’s a bit high on the noisy and tuneless scale:-
mp3 : Meat Whiplash – Don’t Slip Up
mp3 : Meat Whiplash – Here It Comes