Sunday, 20 July 2014

Eton Crop - Don't You Want Me (Megadisc 7" 1989)

Seven 7" Singles In Seven Days #1.
First up in this hotly anticipated Maggot Caviar special series that has had readers around the globe on the edge of their seats tremulous with trepidation is Eton Crop's 1989 version of The Human League's 1981 mega-hit. Quite why The Crop's version didn't scale - or possibly exceed - the same commercial heights is beyond me. Poor distribution and record label apathy are usually the easy targets when blame needs to be apportioned, so let's keep pointing the finger. The striking thing about this version is that it sounds like it could be an EC original, and when Erwin Blom sings "I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar" he manages to sound convincing!
B-side The Modified Martingale would feature on third album And The Underwater Music Goes On. The song started life as Pavel Morozov The Bastard and was first recorded for their fifth and final Peel session from May 1988.
Eton Crop played their first gig in eons on their home turf back in January of this year and are coming over to the UK this October to perform at Peel Regenerated in Stockton-On-Tees.
A1 Don't You Want Me
B1 The Modified Martingale
More cosmic Crop sounds on Bandcamp.


  1. Thanx for putting this up! I wonder why we've called this Modified Martingale, because it it Pavel Morozov ;-) Wrong song or wrong titel? ;-)

    1. I listened to the album track and it is a different song! So this track should be Pavel after all.

  2. I think something went wrong when Corne went to the mastering plant ;-)