I’d forgotten all about this 1992 release – and I only came across it when I was stumbling around looking for something else.

I recall buying this cos it was only 25p in a bargain bucket and that it must have one of the last things from the era that was bought on vinyl as by that year it was mostly CDs. I’ve always been a sucker for a cover version, and these proved to all be pretty decent in an inoffensive indie-pop sort of way:-

mp3 : Popinjays – I’m A Believer
mp3 : Popinjays – 59th Street Bridge Song
mp3 : Popinjays – It’s Getting Better
mp3 : Popinjays – Rain

Popinjays were formed by Wendy Robinson (vocals) and Polly Hancock (vocals and guitar) in London in 1987, signing in due course to indie label Big Cat. An early EP brought a fair bit of acclaim and by 1989, they had expanded to a three-piece with a bass player, initially Dana Baldinger and, later, Anne Rogers and signed to One Little Indian. In 1990, they recruited their first male member with Seamus Feeney becoming the drummer.

They remained active till 1994, releasing a total of three albums and seven singles, all of which bar the debut single, came out on One Little Indian. After a 21 year hiatus, the original line up of Wendy Robinson and Polly Hancock reformed, since when they have gigged infrequently, most often in London. It was recently announced that, on 28 November 2019, they will be the support act for BOB, at their last ever UK show, at the 100 Club in London.