Originally issued on Sub Sub in 2000, 'Waiting For The Moon' reissues the band's 'Pure Love' single. By the end of the nineties, the 'Teenage Nervous Breakdown' era was finally breaking up, with 'Pure Love' marking the first time since 'Metal Mickey' that the band gave any hint of 'proper' pop songwriting. The result is an absolute pop masterpiece.
Originally issued in 1999 via Planet Dog's 'Pleasant Fact' compilation, 'True Blue' reissues the band's excellent debut single from 1987. The track is taken from the Erskine cassette EP that was released in '87 and features the band at their tightest and most kinetic. It also features two new remixes from over the years, one of which was produced by Stuart Price, the other by Eddy C. Both of these have been added to the original mix, giving a fresh and exciting way to experience this classic piece of Glasgow avant-rock.
Originally issued in 2000, 'The Little Bar' reissues two of the singles from the band's 2001 album Afloat. The first of these is 'Afloat' itself, the band's last album with original bassist Gary Cobain. The second is a stonking 'I Only Wanted To Be With You' single that showed the band at their most melodic. It was also the first release by the band to fully exploit the overdriven roar of its drummer and harbinger of heavy rock, Ben King. On hearing this record, I expected the band to drop a more musical, conventionally melodic album, but I was totally wrong. King's commitment to the band and the immediacy of his drumming mean that this album is as ferocious as anything the band have ever recorded. 827ec27edc