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MicrodisneyThe Clock Comes Down The Stairs

Label:Rough Trade – ROUGH 85, Rough Trade – Rough 85
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

Tracklist

A1Horse Overboard3:53
A2Birthday Girl4:08
A3Past4:29
A4Humane3:07
A5Are You Happy?5:24
B1Genius4:20
B2Begging Bowl5:36
B3A Friend With A Big Mouth3:25
B4Goodbye It's 19874:12
B5And4:21
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Notes

Recorded in London, Summer 1985.
Made in the U.K.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout (variant 1)): DZIEN̅ DOBRY, NICK HOBBS! ROUGH 85 A–1U–1–1⥛2̸2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout (variant 1)): I ONLY FELL OVER 10 TIMES TOWNHOUSE ROUGH 85 B–1U–1–1⥛
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout (variant 2)): DZIEN̅ DOBRY, NICK HOBBS! ROUGH 85 A–1U–1–1 ·· TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout (variant 2)): I ONLY FELL OVER 10 TIMES TOWNHOUSE ROUGH 85 B–1U–1–1 ·· X1
  • Label Code: LC 5661

Other Versions (5 of 23)

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The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (LP, Album)MegadiscMD 7977Benelux1985
The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (LP, Album)Virgin, Rough Trade70419France1985
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The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (Cassette, Album)Rough TradeROUGH C85UK1985
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The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (LP, Album)Rough TradeRT 85Canada1985
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The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (LP, Album)Rough Trade, Rough Trade, Rough TradeRough 85, VG 50167, VG50167Greece1985

Reviews

  • bargainvinyl1's avatar
    The Clock Comes Down the Stairs was written and recorded at a point in the band’s life when they had moved from the relative rural merits of Cork to a London that was infested with yuppies. Lyricist Coughlan details a list of grudges against elements of society in general and the music industry in particular. The joy is in discovering how Coughlan welded such discourse (via literate, acerbic diatribes) to songs that chime and ring with large swathes of pop/rock melody.
    Horse Overboard, Birthday Girl and Begging Bowl (to cherrypick but three) blend non-rock instrumentation and arrangements that see classical viola slug it out with country rock cadences – the latter of which echo the band’s love of fellow maverick Gram Parsons. Fellow ’disney player Sean O’Hagan, meanwhile, filters highly inventive guitar lines across songs that remain as gorgeous as they were nearly three decades ago.

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