Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Jamie Wednesday - Vote For Love 12" EP

This is 'Jamie Wednesdays' first of their two releases, both on the 'Pink Records' label. This one was released in 1985 but neither of them sold particularly well, and the band had split up by 1987. But bigger things were to come with James Morrison and Leslie Carter going on to form 'Carter USM' and James and Leslie became Jim Bob and Fruit Bat respectively. I saw Jamie Wednesday at the Mean Fiddler back in 83-84 and they did have a reasonable following but I guess it was mainly local, which would explain why the singles did not do so well.

Jamie Wednesday can also claim to have named the band 'Pop Will Eat It's Self' (if you wanna hear some of their stuff check out one of Longy's latest posting here) where in an interview with the NME Jim Bob said "pop music is ever-recycling its ideas, and that eventually pop will eat its self"

The other trivia point related to this single is their cover of the children's TV program soundtrack 'White Horses'. I used to hate this program, it was black and white (showing my age now), originally from Yugoslavia but dubbed in English, about some young girl living with her uncle and horses or something. I didn't like the soundtrack either (which you can hear here) until I heard Jamie Wednesdays version.

So check it out and leave a comment.

Band: Jamie Wednesday
Label: Pink Records
Year: 1984
1. Vote For Love
2. The Wall
3. White Horses
4. Button and Bows

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl

If you like this, you may like their second single 'We Three Kings Of Orient Aren't'.


Longy said...

Gary you are a wealth of knowledge and information. Never heard of these despite liking Carter USM. I wouldn't mind hearing the other one as well mate (after you've posted that Skids double single and Department S bootleg lol)

J said...

Thank you very much! I really enjoy your blog!

garychching said...

Hey Longy no problem, I will get them to you (hopefully soon).

and J thanks for the comment much appreciated.

Ogro said...

Actually, all Jamie Wednesday-songs can be heard here:
Best wishes,

Rupert Cook said...

I have the other single We Three Kings Of Orient Aren't.

I'll be on the lookout for this as it features White Horses which I presume is a cover of the Jackie Lee song. I can never have enough versions of that song, I love it so much. ( I have a version by the Wedding Present and the Kitchens Of Distinction, as well as the original).

Rupert Cook said...

Er yes it is a cover, got so excited I didn't read the rest of the post.

How can you not love that tune?
Because you're not a soppy idiot like me, I guess.

garychching said...

Hi Ogro thanks for pointing out the other site, I have all of the Jamie Wednesday stuff and surely everyone wants to see the covers as well :-)

garychching said...

Hi Rupert, I wouldnt mind hearing White Horses by The Wedding Present (hint hint).

I think I didnt like the orginal because I was more of a cartoon fan, so never wathced anything else other than wacky races, atom ant, deputy dawg etc.

Rupert Cook said...

I'll have a look for the Wedding Present version and send you it. Think it was on some comp I own. The search will keep me busy.

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garychching said...

Thanks Rupert

Rupert Cook said...

I'm still looking for that W.Present version of White Horses. I have a feeling someone sent me a tape of it years ago and I may have chucked it.

But I will be sorting out both sides of that Reducers single for you.

garychching said...

Hi Rupert, I know what its like, when you think I've got that, but I just can't find it. It happens too much to me.

Thanks for looking.