A recent YouTube upload from Alan Lee Shaw reveals the demo mightiness of 1981’s Don’t Ask Me. Thanks to Nick for alerting.
Kirsty made the World Cup section of the Guardian this week!
June 15th sees the release of three new Kirsty reissues. The hardback book style CD/DVD compilation includes the original Kite and Electric Landlady albums plus all the B-sides and remixes which were recorded at the same time, including all the promo videos. Read the freeworld review.
If you fancy them, you might buy them from Amazon using our links. It costs you nothing extra, but we receive a small “signing bonus”!
Freshly uploaded to YouTube, enjoy James’ cover.
One of the stars of Tropical Brainstorm, Sal Cuevas, died a year ago in Miami. For many years part of the legendary Fania All-Stars, he added impossible bass imbellishments to Kirsty’s Latin ride.
Impossible no more? Andrew Nelson has recently finished a transcription of the original album version’s bass break in My Affair – a bass tapping solo by Sal at 3:30 in the track. Andrew’s transcription and performance of it can be found here:
Two vinyl reissues also on 15th June – on clear 180g heavyweight vinyl, in parallel with the CD/DVD bundle.
We like this release, read the freeworld review. It’s on translucent clear vinyl.
Buy Kite vinyl from Amazon.
We like this pink vinyl edition too! Here’s the freeworld review.
Buy Electric Landlady vinyl from Amazon.
This attractive looking new collection, titled “Days (1989 – 1991)”, is listed on Amazon.co.uk (ASIN B07BZBCX4X) for release on 15 June 2018 on Edsel Records.
There is no previously unavailable material, but it is a well packaged collection of all the Kite and Electric Landlady era material, including the videos from the Croydon to Cuba DVD.
Buy Days (1988 – 1991) from Amazon.
From January 2018. Enjoy!
Head to Boogaloo Radio on mixcloud.
Thanks to NB for spotting.