Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Comets - Big Business Jokes Single

   The Comets were a Ocala, Florida three piece. They met and formed in Nassau, Bahamas around 1980. This is the second of two singles. They also released a 10" titled "Pick of the Litter" all on Orange Records. I can't speak for the other records, as I've never heard them but as well documented; this single sounds very Jam like. For me, I love the Jam so as they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". I was always under the assumption, singer Mich Shields probably put on his British accent, which was done by a few US bands of the time. To my pleasant surprise while researching the band; I discovered Mich was actually from London, legitimizing them even more . I saw what appears to be a picture sleeve floating around the net for this but I've never seen one for sale, so it may not be real. At any rate, these guys kicked ass, the tunes are catchy and the drum and cymbal work on Big Business Jokes is just incredible. If any of you happen to have the other two records, I'd love to hear them..

Line Up

Mich Shields - Vocals, Guitar
Harry Burns - Bass
Joe Mach - Drums

Orange Records 1983

1. Big Business Jokes
2. Help Me


Beyes said...

Love this - so Jam-like! I nabbed it the last time you posted it. Bring on more mod revival!

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment Beyes. I'll see what I can do. Take Care!

Anonymous said...

REMINDER RECORDS of Brooklyn is set to release a 33 1/3 vinyl LP of The Comets entire recorded catalog, including songs never released.

Frank Miller said...

That sounds great; looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads up!