Monday, January 6, 2014
The Teardrop Explodes Piano Covers
Unreleased tracks from The Teardrop Explodes? Sign me up. Piano is a B-sides album that could have been twice as long or two discs and a thick booklet full of weirdness. Sadly, they skimped on the material and allowed whole scads of cool stuff to wither on the vine. There are untold treasures in the vaults of some abandoned record company or manager somewhere, and these tapes should see the light of day. The BBC has material as well. Put it out.
This one is a Zoo Records release and I love the spare graphics and the use of boxes and light colors. Don't let this be your only exposure to Cope and his old comrades. Let this be one of many.