Found another Angelica track – their version of Vanilla Ice’s hit “Ice Ice Baby” .
More tuneful goodness – kiddierecords.com are well on the way to completing their 2 year project of cataloguing and making available online a huge collection of children’s records. Brings back memories of Sunday lunchtime – “Two Way Family Favourites” on the Home Service, maybe “Three Wheels On My Wagon”, “Mommy, I Want A Drinka Water” or “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back”. Such innocence long lost to The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, the Pistols and the Tiger Lillies. Oh shut up.
Another site showcasing ephemeral, largely children’s recordings – The Internet Museum of Flexi-Cardboard-Oddity Records . Blessed are those who hang on to such junk for decades, until we need it again.
But even if you throw these jewels away, there are people out there hunting them down. Readwrite for one.
And if you offload old home recordings at a charity shop/thrift store or car boot sale/garage sale, Sweet Thunder or one of his henchpeople will root them out. Well done that man.
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Uploaded to <a href = “Upload Video and Images – Putfile“> putfile:- three Angelica tracks.
Live versions of ‘Bring Back Her Head’ and ‘Cornriggs’ and the very scary (scares the shit out of me, at least) ‘King For A Day’.
Pic of Angelica (the only one I could find) from Red Penguin Band Photos – well worth a browse.
I first saw and heard Ultrasound on Jools Holland’s TV programme, I think, in the late 90s. I was bowled over in seconds. They released an album “Everything Picture”, a couple of singles from the album, played Glastonbury then…disappeared. Damn. They were great. Although, to be honest, the album was a double cd and could easily have been halved. Most of the second disc was a meandering, tedious prog rock style instrumental.
Then there was Angelica. Words can’t do them justice (none of mine at any rate). They had two stunning singles “Why Did You Let My Kitten Die” and “Bring Back Her Head”, an intelligent, varied album “The End Of A Beautiful Career”, then…disappeared. I could have wept. A live acoustic version of “Bring Back Her Head” is here –
http://scorzonera.tripod.com/MP3/angelica.com (won’t let me do it – I’ll sort something). I think it’s from an appearance on XFM but I’ve clumsily lost the original link.
Angelica’s music was deceptively innocent and a touch unsettling. The nearest contemporary equivalent I can bring to mind (with my ever diminishing knowledge of contemporary music) is Worm Is Green, one of my current favourites. Hope that’s not the kiss of death for them.