Saturday, 13 October 2012

Big Flame - Peel Sessions 1984-86

Blimey, it's a Big Flame bonanza!

1st Peel Session 16/07/1984
1. Breath Of A Nation  2. Debra  3. Man Of Few Syllables  4. Sargasso

2nd Peel Session 17/02/1985
1. All The Irish Must Go To Heaven 2. New Way  3. Chanel Samba 4. These Boots Are Made For Working

  3rd Peel Session 17/11/1985
1. Earsore  2. Let's Rewrite The American Constitution  3. Cat With Cholic  4. Every Conversation

4th Peel Session 04/05/1986
1. Sink (Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues Part 1)  2. Xpqwrtz  3. Three On Baffled Island  4. Testament To The Slow Death Of Youth Culture
1. Debra  2. The Illness  3. Chanel Samba  4. Breath Of A Nation  5. Sink  6. Sargasso  7. All The Irish Must Go To Heaven  8. Where's Our Carol?  9. Man Of Few Syllables.

Solo acoustic set by one time Big Flame frontman, performed in the courtyard of the Wagon & Horses pub in Birmingham, as support to Yeah Yeah Noh. Having popped to the bar and then nipped out for a crafty fag, I re-emerged into proceedings amidst the dying la la la's of Sink, so not sure how incomplete this set is.

Admittedly, most of the songs were unfamiliar to me - I think most are from the new Great Leap Forward (yes, they're back too) long player - but check out the great version of Debra at 12:51.

Photo purloined from the Facebook page of Mr. D. Carthy of Prestonshire.

The Great Leap Forward's debut Peel session is available to download @ Cliff Richard's Neck.