Friday, September 08, 2006

indie girls - a slight aside

xPQwRtz | a 2nd compilation

i've had a few conversations with friends over the last few weeks who have said, "i liked the xPQwRtz compilation but there were no girls singing any of the songs!".

honestly, i'd not noticed that at all.

so in order to redress the balance here's xPQwRtz #2.
a compilation of 18 of my favourite songs from the 80's with girls singing.

i know you'll probably find some glaring omissions (don't mention the flatmates - i know. but i never did like them much. sorry).
as with the last comp it's all in alphabetical order.



archbishop kebab - holli kapolli
baby lemonade - secret goldfish
beat happening - i let him get to me
cannanes - cardboard
cocteau twins - ivo
dog faced hermans - mary houdini
marine girls - leave me with the boy
miaow - sport most royal
opal - fell from the sun
primitives - really stupid
rosehips - the last night
shop assistants - all that ever mattered
sindy arthur - girls on reins
strawberry switchblade - since yesterday
sugarcubes - birthday
talulah gosh - i told you so
twins & rig veda - dance with a fish
we've got a fuzzbox and we're gonna use it - rules and regulations

*excuse the scratchiness of some of these - most of them were taken from my dodgy old vinyl.


  • At 2:00 AM, Blogger PC said…

    Ace! (But I was going to mention The Flatmates; I loved them!.) One glaring omission is My Bloody Valentine, other non-glaring ones would be The Siddeleys, Chin Chin, and possibly some stuff on Flying Nun whose names escape me.

  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    i didn't like my bloody valentine.
    i liked them when i saw them live but didn't like their records - in fact i never bought any of their records until a few years back when i thought perhaps i ought to have one or two.
    that's why i left them off.

    as for the siddeleys - i had one 7" which i gave away. i did want to include them but don't have anything by them - wish i'd not given that record away as it's now going on eBay for ridiculous money.

    flying nun? i only really got into verlaines, chills and bats - all of whom had male vocalists.

  • At 3:14 AM, Blogger PC said…

    Don't like MBV?!? Now there's a novel concept ;-) Actually, much as I love the era-defining (for better or worse) stuff on Creation, my favourite has always been 'Ecstasy' (on Lazy), which sort of bridged the jangly indiepop they played in 1986 or thereabouts with the wall of noise stuff they became known for.

  • At 4:19 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    i agree with you about "ecstasy" - if i had to choose that'd be my favourite too.

  • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh sweet! This saves my weekend. Next a request for your thoughts on "how come 3-Action didn't conquer the world" ;)


  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    i guess it was probably because only you and i and about 3 other people liked them?!!?


  • At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    there was an all-girl band called look blue go purple who recorded for flying nun. am i right?

  • At 10:44 PM, Blogger Tom said…

    You been ging through my record collection again although no early Darling Buds? ;o)

    I picked up the we've got a fuzzbox and we're gonna use it BBC sessions from Cherry Red recently. Ignoring the "Fuzzbox" stuff their early sessions are fantastic. I remember listening to it and rushing out to get Rules and Regulations the next day. Top post mate.

  • At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great songs! Favs so far are Sindy Arthur and Twins & Rig Veda. Do you have any more info on those two? From the little bit of info I googled Twins and Rig veda seem to be two different bands?

    Btw I took a first small step towards 3-Action world domination and played I Get Around for 200 indiekids last night ;)


  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    twins and rig veda were indeed two seperate bands.
    actually twins were paul and gillian who ran bi-joopiter and rig veda were paul and gillian and two friends.
    they did a bunch of cassette releases on bi-joopiter - which i'm in the process of ripping to my hard drive - and a vinyl LP (which is where this song comes from).
    i think that actually this song is just the twins, though the majority of recorded stuff was under the name twins and rig veda so it's hard to tell which band sang which song.

    go 3-action!

    hope yr well.

  • At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Cocteau Twins song labeled Ivo here is actually Lorelei. Ivo is the first track on the album Treasure, Lorelei is the second track. Both great tracks :)

  • At 11:16 PM, Blogger crayola said…

    i think yr right.
    too much red wine.

  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger D. Keith Henning said…

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  • At 11:00 PM, Blogger crayola said…

    got yr message. i know it's gone from the server - it'll be back very shortly.

  • At 2:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can you please make it available again?


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