The Soft Boys ‎– The Day They Ate Brick (The Legendary Radar Sessions)

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Polarad Electronics Corporation ‎– Polarad 121 045
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Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release
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Tracklist

A1 Millstream Pigworker
A2 Sandra
A3 Human Music
A4 Look Into Your Mirror
A5 Ugly Nora
A6 Wey Wey Hep A Hole
B1 When I Was A Kid
B2 Rock 'N' Roll Toilet
B3 Look Into Your Mirror (Rough Mix)
B4 Have A Heart Betty
B5 Love Poisoning
B6 The Asking Tree

Notes

This is an unofficial release of a scrapped material meant to come out on Radar Records. The material was for an album entitled "The Day They Ate Brick." This unofficial record was released in 1987.

Record etching reads POL 121045.

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stuffedspacedog

September 29, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

Short version: The Bastard Beatles play the White Album whilst on crack and mushrooms: "I was born with something missing but I know your lip was made for kissing".
stuffedspacedog

stuffedspacedog

September 29, 2011

Here's The Soft Boys with their unreleased first album from 1978 for Radar Records. If you're not familiar with them, think maverick surreal psychedelic punk folk blues power pop.

I'm a big fan of "A Can of Bees" which is their first released album, although there are at least three versions and I only liked the first (which I have on vinyl, hurrah for me)... many of the songs on that album are here but with a greater energy and intensity, closer to their classic "Wading Through a Ventilator" from 1977.

Apologies for the fan-based critique. The Soft Boys on this album are a genuinely odd, muscular and powerful guitar band with great songs created through seeing this planet through a very warped lens. I'll attempt another description... surreal prog blues punk? No, that doesn't really do them justice either.

If you want to hear songs about people having their brain removed or sexual odes to the morbidly obese, look no further... oh, and by the way, they're absolutely brilliant musicians.

The Soft Boys were deeply unfashionable at the time, like a lot of great bands (This Heat, Punishment of Luxury, Yachts)... they will probably divide listeners even now which is a sign that they still have considerable power.

Even I as a Soft Boys fan, having found this album a few days ago have to admit that this may have been their finest moment. Ask me in a year.

Perhaps Bastard Beatles would be a better way to describe them? I'm still thinking.

If you like your music edgy, weird, loud and funny, look no further.