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'1982 4-Piece Demo EP'   

-  Label: 'Night School Records'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '27th January 2017'

Our Rating:
Strawberry Switchblade briefly hit the charts as a as a duo with Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall dolled up as polka-dotted Lene Lovich lookalikes.

Since Yesterday was their one big party piece but "record label acrimony and personal differences" meant that their time in the limelight was short-lived.

It's yesterday once more with this long overdue release of three tracks from the Scottish pop group's first incarnation as an all female four piece featuring Janice Goodlett (bass) and Carole McGowan (drums).

Spanish Song (Don't Go) is previously unreleased, Trees & Flowers is the song that landed them a record deal and Go Away appeared in a more polished form on the debut album.

Needless to say the production values are quite basic but the powerful rhythm section and charmingly shaky vocals suggest how this group might have flourished as a raw Indie band rather than being marketed as a pure pop novelty act.

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  author: Martin Raybould

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