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Sunday, September 7, 2008

ANOTHER PRETTY FACE (ALL THE BOYS LOVE CARRIE SINGLE)

John Caldwell and Mike Scott got together at the end of 1978 when they formed Another Pretty Face with drummer Crigg (Ian Walter Greig) and bass-player Jim Geddes, two old friends. Deciding that the best way to attract attention was to release a single, they obtained financial backing from the enigmatically named Z and started their own New Pleasures record label.
The first single, "All The Boys Love Carrie" in May 1979, took the theme of Dion's "Runaround Sue" and updated it. It told of a girl who only let the boys go so far. The B-side "That's Not Enough", a Caldwell-Scott composition, was a thematic reply from the boys.
The Chainsaw guitar sound was derivative of the fashionable new wave and a million miles from the Waterboys, but their plan worked better than they could have dreamed - 'NME' made it single of the week and the first pressing of 1,000 copies quickly sold out.For the second run of 5,000, the original wraparound green-and-white sleeve - with a photograph taken in front of Edinburgh's Sir Walter Scott memorial , band information and lyrics to both songs - was replaced by a single red-and-white sleeve with lyrics to the A-side only. Red sleeve copies surface occasionally but the earlier edition is much rarer as many were accidentally destroyed.
"Carrie" was also released on the Scottish "Kultchur" compilation of acts recorded at the Barclay Towers Studios, Edinburgh. The collection, distributed by Pinnacle. Mike Scott WENT ON TO FORM THE Waterboys. THIS INFO CAME FROM http://www.waterboysfans.com/biog/pageone.htm , GO CHECK IT OUT.
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1. ALL THE BOYS LOVE CARRIE
2. THAT'S NOT ENOUGH
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NEW PLEASURES 1979
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for uploading this - much appreciated! All the best, Simon.