Spike Priggen (AKA "Cookie" of Bedazzled.tv and Scopitones.com) will be DeeJaying at Sidecar on 5th Avenue in Brooklyn every other Thursday starting January 10th. I'll be "spinning" everything from Freakbeat to Dub, up to and including Glam, Bubblegum, Pop-Psych, Sunshine Pop, Garage Rock, Girl Groups, British Invasion, Punk, New Wave, Northern Soul, Ska, Funk, Soundtracks & other great musics of the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond. Also expect to see some obscure Mod Retro Video action, courtesy of Bedazzled.tv on the monitors. Link to FaceBook Event page.
The above image is Felt's debut single, "Index," from 1979 and is EXTREMELY rare. I've never even seen a picture of it before. Fantastic...The staples make it even better! And the lettering looks like its been done by hand which I'm sure it was. This surely was the golden age of DIY indie pop. Here's a good article on them from our friends over at Perfect Sound Forever.
For those interested in such things, grab a great Felt live set, supporting the Go-Betweens at the Venue in London on Sept. 15, 1983, at Fruitier Than Thou.
Previously published at Stupefaction.
"A little oddity for a Friday evening, which I found at the end of a live tape… There is no music just our heroines Jane, Alice & Tracey being interviewed.How Jane, a model of politeness, managed just a slightly embarrassed laugh after Andy Batten-Foster’s first question, rather than “Oh Mr Batten-Foster, you are a cock-knob of such staggering proportions, shall we start again?” is beyond me…However, the interview does reveal a number of things: Ben Watt was lurking in the corridor outside, that Hull is a bit quiet & my favourite, when people asked John Peel for his autograph he insisted on having one of theirs in return…. Bless!"
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These guys were about 20 years ahead of their time on that Soft-Rock/Sunshine-Pop trip. Buy "Pillows & Prayers"