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  • From: Jon Mooneyham <mooneyham666 AT>
  • To: "Typical Girls: Women in Punk/Post-Punk/Underground Music (Circa 1975-1980s)" <typicalgirls AT>
  • Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] Fwd: Dolly Mixture Forever!
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:03:35 -0600

Hallelujah! Just ordered both…


On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 3:56 PM Dina Hornreich <dina.hornreich AT> wrote:

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From: Monorail Music <info AT>
Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 7:59 AM
Subject: Dolly Mixture Forever!
To: <dina.hornreich AT>

Pre-order now!
Demonstration Tapes
(Sealed Records)
 Black vinyl 2LP / Red vinyl 2LP
Order Demonstration Tapes Here
Re-release of Dolly Mixture’s legendary Demonstration Tapes and a new collection of songs (first time on vinyl), Other Music. On coloured and black vinyl formats. 

Dolly Mixture were an amazing trio based in London and Cambridge - the three members, Debsey Wykes, Rachel Bor and Hester Smith had a great intuitive rough-edged pop sound, sounded like nothing else when they sung together and had some of the best songs of their generation. For whatever reason they didn't quite fit into that Rough Trade Raincoats world or even its outer realms like Marine Girls. Of their contemporaries they were maybe closest in style to Orange Juice or The Undertones, who they toured with. Paul Weller was a fan, Captain Sensible was a fan, John Peel was a fan. Bob Stanley thinks they had better songs than The Beatles.

Originally released in 1984, bootleg style, Demonstration Tapes is the legendary moment when Dolly Mixture belatedly unleashed the full extent of their brilliance on the world. Probably fair to say that this is not the music that was making 1984 as it was always their misfortune to be slightly out of time, too late to be the best 60s British girl group of all time, too early for C86. This 27 track set collects the band's demos from 1979 to 1983 of perfectly executed pop, indie pop and '60s girl group gems. The sound is raw but the charm and pure-pop songcraft manages to shine through. Dolly Mixture should have been massive - so just sit back and enjoy these charming songs that have aged like a fine wine. Original copies sell for silly money and even the Germs of Youth reissue sells for over £100. This reissue comes with a brand new sleeve design by Paul Kelly.

Other Music is a new compilation album with unreleased songs (in some cases taken from cassette) that captures the unbeatable spirit and energy of Dolly Mixture. Early recordings mix their winning punk attitude, 60's pop hooks galore and joyous originality which makes Dolly Mixture sound so fresh 41 years after they formed. This album has been pieced together from original tapes and 1/4 inch masters. Side A is raw recordings and it just adds extra grit to the sweet indie pop delights of Dolly Mixture. Among the 11 tracks are two tracks that were recorded in 1978 at Spaceward Studios and intended as their debut 7", an alternate recording of How Come You’re Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane?, Covers of the Velvets Femme Fatale, Mott the Hoople's Foxy Foxy, Love Affair's Rainbow Valley, a Demo for Paul Weller's Respond Records plus five tracks recorded in 1984. These were the band’s final recording session and recorded at Treetop Studios, Suffolk. All tracks on vinyl for the first time. Sleeve designed by Paul Kelly.

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