Tangled ShoelacesTurn My Dial - M Squared Recordings And More, 1981-84

Label:Chapter Music – CH161LP
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Pink & Blue Cloud
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Lo-Fi, New Wave, Indie Pop


A1The Biggest Movie Ever Made
A3Oceans Away
A4Turn My Dial
A5I Need A Stamp
A6Political Jokes
Written-ByMartin Mackerras
A8Little Bear
Written-ByLucy Mackerras, Traditional
Written-ByMartin Mackerras
B10Giant Rabbits
B13Rain Clouds
B14What Do You Want From Me Now?
B15Just 4 U
B16On The Sea

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Pink and blue cloud vinyl. Includes printed inner sleeve and download code.

Tracks 1 to 3, 6, 7, 9 to 13 and 15 to 22 recorded at M Squared Studios, 1982–84.
Tracks 5, 8 and 14 recorded at Capalaba State Primary School, 1981.
Tracks 4 and 21 recorded at unknown studio, 1981.

Bonus Tracks listed on the sleeve are digital-only:

17 You Can Come Too
18 Wental Trap (written by Martin)
19 S.E.P.
20 Rejection (written by Lucy/Stephen)
21 Fred's Cave (written by Lucy/Stephen)
22 Beware Of Falling Objects

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PIRATES PRESS - CH161LP A 220384E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout: PIRATES PRESS - CH161LP B 220384E2/A
  • Barcode (Text): 7 47742 11279 9
  • Barcode (String): 747742112799

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Turn My Dial - The M Squared Recordings And More, 1981​-​84 (22×File, FLAC, Compilation)Chapter MusicnoneAustralia2021
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Turn My Dial - M Squared Recordings And More, 1981-84 (LP, Compilation, Repress, Cyan Blue)Chapter MusicCH161LPAustralia2021
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Turn My Dial - M Squared Recordings And More, 1981-84 (LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Repress, Clear)Chapter MusicCH161LPUK2021


  • fearandwhiskey's avatar
    My copy just arrived and I threw it on the turntable, gave a thorough cleaning, and lowered the needle. Things started off fantastic - the record is flat, very quiet, and the pink and blue cloud coloring is beautiful. Unfortunately, the fifth track on side one ("I Need a Stamp') started popping and clicking immediately and then it hit a skip and would not progress any further. A second cleaning did nothing. When I took the record off, I discovered a large scratch area, circular in shape, that covers the entire track. Its unplayable. There are no other skips on the record, but pops and clicks come up on the rest of side 1 and on side 2.

    Very disappointing as this is a wonderful album. I immediately went to send it back to Amazon for a replacement, but they're completely out, with a note that makes it seem likely they will not get any other copies of the pink and blue pressing back in stock. So I'll hold on to it for now.

    There are copies left on the band's Bandcamp page, but the shipping to the U.S. pushes the price up to $40. The cyan blue repress is only $25 so I may order one of those.



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