The a-side "Prick Up Your Ears" (same name of the Joe Orton film and biography) I assume is all about Joe Orton the British playwright who was murdered by his jealous gay lover (considering there is a picture on the label and his name is mentioned on the back cover). On the b-side is the brilliant "Brown Shirts", a real catchy number that will have you dancing around, last up is a real gem its "Bias Binding" which was a stage favourite but this version is performed by "Terry and Gerry" (the well known alt skiffle band from Birmingham) with "Yeah Yeah Noh" backing them. I alway loved "Terry and Gerry" in my opinion one of the best bands to see live, I have never seen any other band that managed to get crowd participation on every track. I think you can tell what my favourite is here, but don't let it distract from the "Yeah Yeah Noh" stuff which is equally good.
A few etchings on this one, on the a-side "Harry was a Baby Sitter" and on the b-side "For Norman Tebbit"
Try this then leave a comment and tell ASFM what you think of Yeah Yeah Noh (and Terry and Gerry)
Band: Yeah Yeah Noh
Label: In Tape
1. Prick Up Your Ears
3. Bias Binding (Performed by Terry and Gerry)
Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:
If you like this then you are in luck, there is an excellent "best of" album, which also has Bias Binding as performed by Yeah Yeah Noh.
Also their first official album "Cutting the Heavenly Lawn of Greatness ... Last Rites for the God of Loveover" at the Twilight Zone, then follow this link.
and their first album "when I am a Big Girl", which was a collection of their first three single including this one (apart from the Terry and Gerry version) over at Phoenix Hairpins, then follow this link.
and if you like the Terry and Gerry Stuff, you can get all their material (debut album plus all singles and b-sides) except for this one on iTunes as well as an excellent first album and singles here on CD: