The Jags ‎– No Tie Like A Present

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A1 Here Comes My Baby
Written-By – Cat Stevens
2:58
A2 I Never Was A Beachboy 3:25
A3 Another Town, Another Place 4:59
A4 The Train And The Plane 2:54
A5 Silver Birds 1:46
B1 The Sound Of G-O-O-D-B-Y-E 3:00
B2 Small Change 4:55
B3 Mind Reader 2:33
B4 Little Lloyd Wright 4:18
B5 Fearing A Tornado 4:34

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Ⓟ&Ⓒ 1981 Island Records Ltd.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side [hand-etched]): ILPS 1 9655 LW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side [hand-etched]): ILPS 2 9655 LW1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area both sides [machine-stamped]): STERLING
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992965514
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-29655-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9655 UK 1981 Sell This Version
203 379-320, 203 379 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 203 379-320, 203 379 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9655 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9655 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
203 379-320 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records, Ariola Benelux B.V. 203 379-320 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
L 37543 The Jags No Tie Like A Present(LP, Album) Island Records L 37543 Australia 1981 Sell This Version

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BankofVinyl

BankofVinyl

February 19, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

The second album by the Jags is great, fun listening. Starting out with a cover of the Tremelos' "Here Comes My Baby," it rolls on through a series of very English-sounding pop tunes written by band members. Very reminiscent of the early '80s, it nevertheless has a lot of spunk -- check out the surfer instrumental "Silver Birds" and you won't be disappointed.

The Jags are a fondly remembered one-hit wonder of the late-70s U.K. power pop explosion. The quartet was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of Nick Watkins (vocals) and John "Twink" Adler (guitar), with Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). In July of 1978, they signed to Island Records and released a promising four-track EP. Their debut LP in 1980, Evening Standards, included the memorable, though highly derivative, "Back of My Hand," which had reached the U.K. Top 40 the previous fall. The follow-up, "Woman's World" barely scraped its way on to the charts. Though Evening Standards featured a really solid set of punchy power pop songs, critics focussed instead on Watkins' Costello-like delivery, writing the band off as merely mimics. As steam ran out of the power pop craze, the band attempted to change their sound a bit. 1981's No Tie Like the Present featured a slightly new direction, but it was generally overlooked. By 1982, the Jags had disbanded for good, though "Back of My Hand" had a revival of sorts in the '90s, appearing on several compilations.