24.12.10

A Flexipop X-Mas


Update 24.12.2010:
Well, some 26 months ago I had a stupid idea - and it didn't really work out as you can see by the amount of comments. Anyway I have to close the case for myself and so I post today what I have colleted of tracks from Flexipop-releases up until now, although these are not always taken from the original flexi-discs but various sources like later CD-releases and stuff...

* Ready Mix Radio - The Selector
* Pop Art Poem - The Jam
* Boy About Town (version) - The Jam
* Dun Laoghaire - Boomtown Rats
* A.N.T.S. - Adam And The Ants
* Just Pretendin' - Bad Manners
* What You Gonna Do About It - The Pretenders
* Stop Your Sobbin' (Regents Park Demo) - The Pretenders
* Sphinx - Toyah
* For You - Toyah
* Metro Mr. X [new version] - Soft Cell
* Yuletown Throwdown (Rapture) - Blondie co-starring Freddie
* Looking For Footprints - XTC
* Nobody's Fool (Demo) - Haircut 100
* Elimination Dancing (new version) - Bow Wow Wow
* King Kong (new version) - Bow Wow Wow
* Lament (version) - The Cure
* A God In An Alcove (version) - Bauhaus
* Discipline - Marc Almond and Friends
* Pinball Wizard/Hot Stuff/Do You Think I'm Sexy/Knock On Wood/Rockin' All Over The World - Bucks Fizz
(download) - more to come soon

And thanks to you know who you are for "Etwas mehr Disziplin, bitte!"




November 1st: Had a stupid idea today, a blogger-X-Mas-present from everyone to everyone. Probably it will not work but I'll give it a try. :-)

Maybe some of you will remember FLEXIPOP-Magazine from Great Britain published from 1980 until 1983. It wasn't a serious music magazine but the early issues always came with a free flexidisc with some incredible exclusiv tracks like:
    * Ready Mix Radio - The Selector
    * Pop Art Poem - The Jam
    * Boy About Town - The Jam
    * Dun Laoghaire - Boomtown Rats
    * A.N.T.S. - Adam And The Ants
    * Just Pretendin - Bad Manners
    * No Respect - Bad Manners
    * What You Gonna Do About It - The Pretenders
    * Stob Your Sobbin (Demo) - The Pretenders
    * Train Kept A Rollin - Motorhead
    * Sphinx - Toyah
    * For You - Toyah
    * Men Of Good Fortune - Hazel O'Connor
    * D Days (New Version) - Hazel O'Connor
    * Night Games (New Version) - Graham Bonnet
    * We Say Yeah! (New Version) - Polecats
    * Song For Jimmy - Thin Lizzy
    * Monkey Love - Way Of The West
    * I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead - Depeche Mode
    * King Of Flies - Fad Gadget
    * Metro Mr X - Soft Cell
    * Rememberance Day - B Movie
    * West Park (Flexi Mix) - Weapon Of Peace
    * Baby When I'm Gone (Dub) - Weapon Of Peace
    * Higher And Higher - Gillan
    * Spanish Guitar - Gillan
    * Happy Birthday - Altered Images
    * Real Toys (New Version) - Altered Images
    * Leave Me Alone - Altered Images
    * Yuletown Throwdown (Rapture) - Blondie co-starring Freddie
    * Christmas Song - The Brattles
    * Santa's Agent - Snuky Tate
    * Looking For Footprints - Xtc
    * Nobody's Fool (Demo) - Haircut 100
    * Elimination Dancing - Bow Wow Wow
    * King Kong - Bow Wow Wow
    * My Girl (Ballad) - Madness
    * Even Dogs In The Wild - The Associates
    * The Lady Lies (Live) - Genesis
    * Lament - The Cure
    * A God In An Alcove - Bauhaus
    * Discipline - Marc Almond and Friends
    * Pinball Wizard - Bucks Fizz
    * Hot Stuff - Bucks Fizz
    * Do You Think I'M Sexy - Bucks Fizz
    * Knock On Wood - Bucks Fizz
    * Rockin' All Over The World - Bucks Fizz
    * WW3 - Anti Nowhere League
    * Dance (Until You Drop) - The Defects
    * Mutant Rock (Instrumental) - The Meteors
    * In The Mix - Haysi Fantaysee

There also was a promotional album with the following tracks:
    * Bow Wow Wow "Elimination Dancing"
    * Adam and The Ants "A.N.T.S."
    * Motorhead "The Train Kept A-Rollin"
    * Blondie & Freddie "Yuletide Throw Down (Rapture)"
    * XTC "Looking For Footprints"
    * Soft Cell "Metro MRX"
    * Weapon Of Peace "West Park (Flexi Mix)"
    * Haircut 100 "Nobody's Fool"
    * Pretenders "What You Gonna Do About It?"
    * Depeche Mode "Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead"
    * The Jam "Boy About Town"
    * Associates "Even Dogs Go Wild"
    * Altered Images "Happy New Year"

So if you have any of these tracks as a mp3-file just send an e-mail to ra dot fuchs at web dot de with the download-link (or probably a selfmade cover for a cd) and I'll make a big file for download and post it on December 24th. If you have mp3s of other rare tracks released on flexidiscs I will included them as bonus-tracks. :-)

Please contribute to make it happen!

Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

For a long time I've been looking for a song that should be published on a flexidisc which shipped with a uk-magazin.

It is a cover of Birkin/Gainsburg's "Je t'aime … moi non plus" or the Englisch version "I love you … nor do I" sung in a hilarious drunk manner.

Anybody any idea?

Hermes Jöh hat gesagt…

Dies ist zwar kein konkreter Hinweis, aber ein Freund hat mir mal diesen Link zu "What is Flexipop" geschickt. Das ist vielleicht in diesem Zusammenhang nicht ganz uninteressant.

Hermes Jöh hat gesagt…

There's an english version of "Je t'aime.. moi non plus" by Anita Lane and Nick Cave on The World's A Girl. It's not really in a hilarious drunk manner, it's more in a, er, funny Nick Cave-like manner ;-)

Anonym hat gesagt…

thx for the fast response. No hit. I have already checked the Flexipop site and for laughing at Nick Cave you should listen to Bongwater's "Nick Cave Dolls" :)

As far as I recall the male voice is similar to Yowa Head of Palookas.