The Carpettes managed to produce music from pure punk to powerpop and were clearly talented writers and musicians as these demos demonstrate. Three of the tracks are classic power pop and "False Foundations" is a new wave/reggae sound. My personal favourite of the four is track one "Friday Night, Saturday Morning".
For me the best "Caprpettes" material was their first two singles (although there's lot to like from their later stuff as well) from the he classic "Small Wonder" label and you can still here their perfect debut ep here.
I saw the Carpettes a couple of times and found this flyer for a gig at the Nashville and also a Carpettes badge (I bet there aren't too many of these around),
So try out the demos and leave a comment to thank Philippe (he's got a few more gems to share) and tell us what you think of them.
Band: The Carpettes
Label: Snap Music
1. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
2. The Reason I'm Lonely
3. False Foundations
4. If Your Heart Stopped Now
Ripped from Philippe's glorious scratched vinyl
If you like this then your in luck as you can still buy this excellent CD with their first two singles and the John Peel sessions here:
The Early Years: 1977-1978
and you never know they may still have a copy of this rare one here: