Asphalt Ribbons

Profile:
Asphalt Ribbons were a UK band that formed in 1988. They were the pre-Tindersticks.
Former members : Garry A. Watt (Bass), Gaynor Backhouse (Cello, Trumpet), Rob Howard (Guitar, Accordion) & Stuart A. Staples but later joined by Neil Fraser (2) & David Boulter.
Dickon Hinchliffe joined the band in 1991 for the recording of Passion, Coolness, Indifference, Boredom, Mockery, Contempt, Disgust An E.P.. John Thompson (bass) & Al Macaulay (drums) joined the band also in 1991 for the recording of Old Horse.

Note: Mark Colwill replaced in the last days John Thomson before AR became Tindersticks. Mark was recruited when John left but it is not sure if he played any gigs under the Asphalt Ribbons name. They then changed their name to Tindersticks after Stuart discovered a box of German matches on a Greek beach.
Their sound is more country-ish than Tindersticks, but already features the distinctive vocals of Stuart Staples.
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Albums

Asphalt Ribbons - Old Horse album art Asphalt Ribbons Old Horse (MiniAlbum) ETT Records UK 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IT 065 Asphalt Ribbons - The Orchard E.P. album art Asphalt Ribbons The Orchard E.P.(12", EP) In Tape IT 065 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
IT 64651 Asphalt Ribbons - Unquenchable / Over Again album art Eva (65) / Asphalt Ribbons Eva (65) / Asphalt Ribbons - Unquenchable / Over Again(7", Promo) In Tape IT 64651 UK 1989 Sell This Version
IT 068 Asphalt Ribbons - Good Love album art Asphalt Ribbons Good Love(12", EP) In Tape IT 068 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Asphalt Ribbons - Passion, Coolness, Indifference, Boredom, Mockery, Contempt, Disgust An E.P. album art Asphalt Ribbons Passion, Coolness, Indifference, Boredom, Mockery, Contempt, Disgust An E.P. (EP) Tiger Lily UK 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Asphalt Ribbons - (EP Compilation) album art Asphalt Ribbons (EP Compilation)(CDr, Comp, Promo) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

LILY001 Asphalt Ribbons - Tiger Lily - A Sampler album art Life With Patrick / Asphalt Ribbons Life With Patrick / Asphalt Ribbons - Tiger Lily - A Sampler(Flexi, S/Sided, Smplr) Tiger Lily LILY001 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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