Thursday, November 10, 2016

More Colorblind James Experience !!!


Good morning friends,


does it happen to you as well that you find yourself adapting more and more certain habits of your parents, bearing in mind that for the last 30 years or so you so often swore to yourself that this shall never happen? Well, it happens to me occasionally, but, as we'll find out in due course, it's not a bad thing at all:


My mum would never throw anything anway, and I mean never! A manner I disliked intensenly when I was younger, but yesterday I found out again that I am not much better than her: it's all in the genes, you see!


Over at Jez' place the topic of the most wonderful Colorblind James Experience came up a few days ago and the tune Jez posted seem to have struck chord with a few people. Now, early stuff from The Colorblind James Experience is not terribly easy to get hold of these days, but luckily I remembered that somewhere I still have a cassette of their second album, 'Why Should I Stand Up?', released in 1989, two years after the great debut album. Quite why I bought it on cassette back then and not on vinyl, I simply can't remember. Old age, for sure ....


In a true "Give-'Em-Enough-Rope - style" (everybody will understand what that means, apart from George, so there you are, sorry George!) the album certainly isn't as good as the first one. But, being colorblind myself - so there still is a certain affection from my side - I ripped it for you, should anyone be interested and - so I should add - we are talking about an original Cooking Vinyl - cassette, not one of those cassettes copied in the 80's from a friend on a dodgy tape deck who had a friend with a dodgy tape deck who copied the album from a friend who had it on second hand vinyl, no Sir!


See, it's good not to throw too many things away too early (I still do miss this bunch of early Postcard singles I gave away for 20 Deutschmarks back in the early 90's, oh boy! *), anything might become useful again sooner or later. The same is true for my dodgy tape deck, apparently, as this post shows!


Why Should I Stand Up?6:09
She'll Break Yours, Too2:27
Buster Cornelius5:21
Polka Girl1:50
Ride Board3:36
I'm A Sailor3:36
That's Entertainment2:32
(He Must've Been) Quite A Guy6:28
Wedding At Cana6:06
Rockin' As Fast As I Can3:57
Hi Fi Alphabet5:29
If Nobody Loves You In Heaven4:01


So, friends, enjoy, enjoy, I'm sure there are at least a few who certainly will!


Best,


Dirk


[*: just joking, Brian, just joking .... couldn't resist!]

6 comments:

charity chic said...

Not sure too many non Americans are considering a move to Memphis now Dirk!

Rol said...

Thanks, Dirk, been looking for more from this band for awhile. If they'd make their back catalogue available for digital download SOMEWHERE (ANYWHERE!) I'd have happily paid them for it ages ago.

Silly bands.

Hope you're doing well!

Brian said...

Impolite and evil, Dirk. Ha!

Didn't really know this band back in the day, but they are the talk of the town now, it seems, and I'm ready to give 'em a try. Thanks, my boy.

With you on hoarding, especially music. Many of my favorites can be found on vinyl, CD and cassette. Who needs three copies? I do.

alanforduk said...

http://colorblindjames.co.uk/recordings/live/
http://colorblindjames.co.uk/recordings/sessions/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/colorblindjames/

George said...

I've got this album. I do not have album Give 'em enough rope.

https://dubioustaste.wordpress.com said...

Belatedly, many thanks for this Dirk. It may not be a patch on the first album (but then, what is???) but it sounds pretty darn good to these ears. Jez