Mick Ness ‎– The Joy Of Pop

Out Of Print Records (2) ‎– OOP013LP
Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Album, Remastered
CD, Album, Remastered


A1 Open Rooms 3:33
A2 Walk On Heads 3:33
A3 Burn Me Out Again 3:07
A4 Ants 3:05
B1 Remind Of 3:08
B2 If They Had Missed Me 3:22
B3 We Are 'In' Moving 3:17
B4 Appointment 3:03
CD-1 Open Rooms 3:33
CD-2 Walk On Heads 3:33
CD-3 Burn Me Out Again 3:07
CD-4 Ants 3:05
CD-5 Remind Of 3:08
CD-6 If They Had Missed Me 3:22
CD-7 We Are 'In' Moving 3:17
CD-8 Appointment 3:03
CD-9 Cathy Is Amusement 2:52
CD-10 You In Me 3:01
CD-11 Ships Full Of Rain 2:31
CD-12 Too Tight 3:42

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Tracks CD-9 to CD-12 are CD bonus tracks.
Comes on 10", black vinyl with amazing artwork, inner sleeve, bonus CD including all album track from the original release Mick Ness - Leave Me Your Ears (Torso Records 1981), remastered from the original tapes.

Notes from Dirk Polak : (short preview from the innersleeve)
It’s the strength of pastiche that lays in the subtitle, THE JOY OF POP, of the 1981 Mick Ness record Leave me your ears on Torso, catalogue number 333, which is now upgraded to the main title of a shortened album on Out Of Print. An hommage in the first place to JOY Division and the POP Group, but also to contemporaries like The Cure, Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio and other influential bands at the beginning of the eighties. Mick pays tribute as a soloist. As an omnivorous music lover who appreciates Elvis and Schnittke as much as Bacharach, James Brown, P.I.L or Abba he went to a studio in Belgium and recorded twelve tracks‘in the spirit of’ his beloved, contemporary musical colleagues,with an original and unique attitude. Armoured with guitars, bass, saxophone, violin and toy instruments, he was accompanied by long-term friend Pieter Bannenberg, who would take care of all of the percussion. Engineer Ward Kuczynski and myself as a producer completed the foursome..." read more in the album sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 10026 1A OOP 013LP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 10026 1B OOP 013LP
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 390344 @1 - 20630 MUSIC MINDS MEDIA - 20630
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LW03
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AAHP5