Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Old Stuff: The Jangle, part 2: The Shop Assistants, Primal Scream, the Flatmates, the Pastels, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, The Dentists

For the second consecutive Friday my "Old Stuff" post is clips of old bands, mostly from the '80s C-86 era, known for their jangly guitar sound. And as was the case last week, some of these bands are not well known. And again, there won't be any reviews or analysis because there isn't much to say. You either like this sound or you don't.

The Shop Assistants are criminally under appreciated. They combined some of the best elements of the noise pop of The Jesus and Mary Chain and the DIY of groups like the Pastels. Perhaps my favorite line from this song is when "I don't want to be friends with you" followed by "if you leave me, I'll scratch your eyes out". You've been warned!

Primal Scream, before they became the Primal Scream that most remember:


The Pastels. A Glasgow group influential in the DIY indie pop scene. They helped the venerated The Vaselines.

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. Lloyd was English but formed the band while attending college in Scotland.

The Dentists. Just like getting the gas mask without the drill.

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