Minny Pops ‎– Secret Stories

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Minny Pops Dolphin's Spurt 2:56
Minny Pops Goddess 5:05
Minny Pops Island 2:11
Minny Pops Secret Story 2:17
Minny Pops Ice Cube Wall 2:49
Minny Pops Mono 2:46
Minny Pops Jets 3:25
Minny Pops Goddess 5:42
Minny Pops Time (12" Mix) 4:11
Minny Pops Kogel (Demo) 2:58
Minny Pops Body Language (Demo) 3:57
White Birds Last Drink In The Lounge 3:17
White Birds Possessed By The Stars 2:14
Minny Pops Vreemde Dagen, Vreemde Nachten 2:50
Minny Pops Left Behind (Achtergelaten) 5:47
Minny Pops Wandering (Wandelen) 2:14
Minny Pops Cool (Koel) 2:17
Minny Pops Fighting Man 2:43
Minny Pops West Desert Shore 3:14
Minny Pops Back Home 5:33
Minny Pops Palm Beach 2:18
Minny Pops She Said Go Go Go 3:38

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LTMCD 2353, LTMCD2353 Minny Pops Secret Stories(CD, Comp, RM) LTM (4), LTM (4) LTMCD 2353, LTMCD2353 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Minny Pops Secret Stories(CDr, Comp, Promo) LTM (4) none UK 2003 Sell This Version

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August 29, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Secret Stories, CD, Comp, RM, LTMCD 2353, LTMCD2353
With all due respect for minimal wave of Minny Pops 'early) callibre and especially LTM's enormous amount of good will to save gems like this from vinyl obscurity, this 'mini' retrospective of odds and tricks however noble the cause, is not entirely enjoyable experience.

Of course, the disc includes their seminal (and by all means their finest) collection of tiny 7" singles - 'Dolphin's Spurt' + other ex-Factory goodies of the time, but some of the pieces seem more like leftovers, the group not knowing what to do with it - or even better (or worse) some pieces are just too obvious of other people's influences, sounding nothing like 'Minny Pops' themselves - after all their name is adapted from the same drum machine's trademark they used at first, but which fades away as the CD spins further into this retrospective.

Pieces like 'West Desert Shore', 'Palm Beach', 'She Said Go Go Go' and 'Back Home' are among fine examples of progress but also mark Minny Pops desperately trying to be either Luxuria or He Said... Even more ambitious piano pieces like 'Vreemde Dagen, Vreemde Nachten' and 'Left Behind' sound confusingly enough like Tuxedomoon singing in Dutch, but literally, without Minny Pops' attempt to use such, potentially interenting juice and explore it themselves.