Searching and strawberry switchblade rose mcdowall photosgifs. It is no match for the pure strawberry switchblade of the 1983 trees and flowers and since yesterday singles. Gary has selected sixtythree songs spread across four discs, each with its own theme. The strawberry switchblade, balgowlah, new south wales, australia. They released one album and a handful of singles, and split up in 1986. Bent fabriciusbjerre started a jazz ensemble after world war ii and founded a label, metronome records, in 1950. The sound is mostly keyboardssynths with drums, but. Find out when strawberry switchblade is next playing live near you. They only released one album but there have also been plenty of sessions, demos, remixes and bsides to keep the collectors happy. Download high quality at mediafire download high quality. July 20 jill bryson has been working on some new music. Strawberry switchblade gained mainstream attention by performing on bbc dj janice longs radio program. The original strawberry switchblade lp has not been rereleased in the uk or in europe since 1985, though all of its tracks apart from the short instrumental reprise of who knows what love is. Strawberry switchblade since yesterday 32 sadly, i dont think well get to see our blog theme tune on bbc4.
Beatport is the worlds largest electronic music store for djs. The strawberry switchblade is a global multiarts forum that unifies talented musicians and filmmakers to collaborate. Jun 18, 2018 rose mcdowalls treatment of dont fear the reaper was her first aborted solo release following the breakup of strawberry switchblade. Written by jill bryson and rose mcdowall produced by david motion released 1984 as a single, and in 1985 on the album strawberry switchblade since yesterday was the one big hit for strawberry switchblade. The sound is mostly keyboardssynths with drums, but also with nice touches from horns, strings, and woodwinds. Oct 14, 2007 to start with, let me point you in the direction of the best strawberry switchblade website. Ive been getting a lot of downloads of my camras in paris single which is good, after focusing mostly on uk and us bands over the last few years ive finally gotten around to buying a few aussie singles and so this month ive decided to try and highlight a few good bands ive come across. Rose mcdowall later become associated with the industrial scene and contribute to projects such as coil, current 93, death in june, nature and organisation, nurse with wound, psychic tv, boyd rice. On both the cdep and 7 version of let there be thorns, theres a more strippedback version called a garland from the moon which is equally affecting. Originally rushreleased in 1988 by a collaborator, without her consent, reaper quickly vanished and has become the. After posting the 1999 digipack version of fervent, i received emails both from bingbong and eric alviz that there were indeed another two volumes of the said philippine bootleg compilation. Strawberry switchblade was a scottish female new wave duo formed in glasgow in 1981 by jill bryson and rose mcdowall, best known for their song since yesterday from 1984, and. Strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade japanese. Check out strawberry switchblade by strawberry switchblade on beatport.
Like looking for a bigger house havent found one yet, maintaining the other blog which is hell of a lot more popular than this one it seems. Rose mcdowall was the obvious star of the two, cultivating a mysterious, compelling and attractive persona that rode the line between cute new wave chick and intimidating goth girl. Cut with the cake knife is the debut album from rose mcdowall, soloartist and exmember of cult pop group strawberry switchblade. To start with, let me point you in the direction of the best strawberry switchblade website. To optimise the browsing experience for mobile blog viewers, blogger serves a streamlined version of the blog page, which, among other resources, omits web fonts. Recently, rose has been selling stillsealed copies of the cdep on ebay under the username cakeknife18. You can purchase original artwork or high quality prints directly from jill bryson in the artwork page. Jan 23, 2006 video of strawberry switchblade s song since yesterday. Rose and jill were a years ahead of switchblade symphony, but they shared the same musical ideas in an odd, different, and twisted way.
The damned, brockwell park, brixton, london, 4th august. Blessed with a distinctive, pure captivating singing voice, rose mcdowall first made records with glasgow punk band the poems, releasing a couple of indie singles in the early 80s. Some more fine stuff from graeme mcnays sound of young scotland artefacts. Kenny ball orchestra the green leaves of summer billy stuart summertime. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer ortofon super 30 stylus. Although the band was essentially jessicas, she had plenty of help from higher places.
Strawberry switchblade were a female pop rock group from scotland, formed in 1981. Strawberry switchblade tshirts on redbubble are expertly printed on ethically sourced, sweatshopfree apparel and available in a huge range of styles, colors and sizes. I was last here 4 years ago, and the oak has lost some of its north side since then, but its weird and wyrdful beauty still stands intact. Strawberry switchblade were a scottish female new wave duo formed in glasgow in 1981 by jill bryson and rose mcdowall best known for their song since yester spectralconfetti. On the otherhand, diehard and beatmeister also mentioned a different cd title but the same tracks in it so here i decided to feature the three other fervent cds. Strawberry switchblade let her go 1985, uk, new wavepop. Strawberry switchblade the debut long player includes more than hits promo ad smash hits. Strawberry switchblade wearing polka dots in the i loved their hair and makeup. Unlike the mary chain, this was four women conscious of having something to say.
Video of strawberry switchblades song since yesterday. From the ominous shadows of goth suddenly appeared two young girls in polkadot dresses, flaming red lipstick, and hair ribbons. However, he is best known for his 1961 instrumental omkring et flygel literally, around a piano which became a hit in denmark. Looking like the brides of robert smith, strawberry switchblade made a. Strawberry switchblade were a scottish new wavepop duo formed in glasgow in 1981 by jill bryson and rose mcdowall, best known for their song since yesterday from 1985, and their flamboyant clothing with bows and polkadots. Polka dots aside, i think its the diy ethic that lies at the heart of the strawberry switchblade style. Ls5550lp 1971 this is one rockin mofo of a judeochristian funk soundtrack, with the inevitable biblical message for the target audience. Included is seona dancing, which is ricky gervais synthpop band from the 80s, that was so big in the philippines. In japan, where the group were extremely popular, it was issued on cd for the first time. New wave diary megamix volume 1 mxmixzone daily dose. I listened to a lot of new wave in the early 1980s but strawberry switchblade is the only group i still listen to now their mix of wistful, sometimes melancholy pop still sounds fresh 15 years later.
I have to confess that i didnt have a particularly big record collection growing up. As you might expect, this package isnt the normal 80s compilation with images of rubiks cube and pac man on the front, and the oh so familiar big hits, rather this is a trip through the. Jill bryson and rose mcdowall only released one album as a duo, but it was filled with pop gems as catchy as bananarama at their best, and some lovely. Also on the bill that day were new model army, spear of destiny, the fall, benjamin zephaniah, strawberry switchblade and some other acts i cant remember. A brief pop stardom beckoned with her next band, the duo strawberry switchblade. The bands first single, trees and flowers, was released in july 1983 through 92 happy customers, an independent record. Tribute to strawberry switchblade probably my fav onehit wonder. Therell be plenty more comin down the pipe if interest is evidenced. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from strawberry switchblade at the discogs. Jill bryson and rose mcdowall only released one album as a duo, but it was filled with pop gems as catchy as. Stream the platinum collection by strawberry switchblade and tens of millions of other songs on all. Nov 27, 2011 for the next six years rose was primarily a guest vocalist or floating member of several different alternative bands. This time its his collection of bootleg orange juice tapes that include prerelease demos, live sets, and peel sessions. Strawberry switchblade were a scottish new wavepop duo formed in glasgow in 1981 by jill.
While ive dabbled in making things, its only now that ive decided to take it a step further and actually make things on a regular basis, a process i plan to chronicle on this blog. Strawberry switchblade was a new wave duo band from glasgow, scotland uk in 1981. There are now three strawberry switchblade photo galleries in the strawberry switchblade section. Strawberry switchblade in all their shimmering glory. This treasure trove also includes a collection of articles offering further insights into the themes explored in the trilogy. Sep 08, 2011 strawberry switchblade was a new wave duo band from glasgow, scotland uk in 1981. This 20 minute 12 starts out with two clean, minimal dance tracks and then works itself into a third track of industrial feedback and muffled vocals.
Strawberry switchblade concert setlists sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts. Nov 23, 2010 jolene was the 5th and final uk single from strawberry switchblade, their goth hinrg take on dolly partons famous song. If switchblade symphony was a distored mirror, strawberry switchblade would be the twisted reflection. Sep 08, 2010 strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade japanese reissue oh my god, im obsessed with these gals. It took me years to find it, and im glad i hunted it down. One interesting thing about postcard, is who was around, but alan did not sign. Originally recorded in 198889 and now remastered and getting the reissue treatment from sacred bones records u. I guess having a blog means one should post every so often. A lifestyle blog about the virtual world of second life. Strawberry switchblade lyrics, songs, and albums genius. This fansite has a lot of live recordings and rarities for free download rose mcdowall has collaborated w fucking boyd rice, fucking current 93, fucking death in june, fucking nurse with wound, and fucking coil strawberry switchblade st hey, comment if you got a minute.
They both had an interest in punk music in the late70s and formed the group in 1981. New mix from ropstyle, mixed up some new wave tracks i grew up in the philippines with some faves growing up in america. Strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade amazon. Wouldbegoods the camera loves me 1988 smart, fashionable, and cute as hell, jessica griffins wouldbegoods are a british indie pop group with a wry, charismatic sense of humor. Strawberry switchblade music, videos, stats, and photos. Free to download, the song change would cue the next drink which made it. Friday, 21 june 2019 ralph carmichael the cross and the switchblade original sound track music light records.
The damned headlined a free allday gig, promoted by the then greater london council in brixton. Apr 14, 2015 but there was more to strawberry switchblade than met the eye their name was a clue. The lyrics reflect an adolescent perspective on love and heartbreak. Get strawberry switchblade setlists view them, share them, discuss them with other strawberry switchblade fans for free on. Browse 10 lyrics and 34 strawberry switchblade albums.
One of the best electronic releases of the year, and yes i am someone who loves hyperbole but wow. For onehit wonders, the duo have always had a strong cult following, and their signature tune since yesterday was recently featured on the soundtrack of this is england. Rose mcdowall and jill bryson gave the impression of two girls exploring the dressingup box and the pretty side of pop. Strawberry switchblade alchetron, the free social encyclopedia strawberry switchblade see more. Strawberry switchblade was a new wave duo from glasgow, scotland, uk, formed in 1981 by rose mcdowall and jill bryson. Coil, current 93 and death in june, among others, while jill bryson returned to. Strawberry switchblade were a scottish female new wave duo formed in glasgow in 1981 by jill bryson and rose mcdowall best known for their song since yester see lene lovich pictures, photo shoots, and listen online to the latest music. A fun collaboration featuring boyd ricecurrent 93, death in june and rose mcdowallstrawberry switchblade covering 60s and 70s tunes. Strawberry switchblade were a female duo who consisted of rose the blackhaired one mcdowall and jill the redhaired one bryson who were both born in glasgow in 1959 and 1961 respectively. The story of strawberry switchblade is a reminder of just how small the alternative music scene was in the early 1980s, and how deeply its subcultures intertwined. Apr 06, 2018 but strawberry switchblade shouldnt be flogged for being too cute. Bonded during the glasgow punk scene of the late 1970s, first as friends, then as bandmates. Strawberry switchblade biography, albums, streaming links.
I was just strolling down this path and im looking at the houses ahead wondering if youre at breakfast or maybe youre still in bed i hat. However, despite their intimidating appearance, strawberry switchblade was actually a couple of nice girls from scotland that worked really hard at writing and performing their original tunes. Strawberry switchblade since yesterday magnetic fields 2 characters in search of a country song. The laund oak, here bending rainbows out of sunlight, is an 800 year old oak, one of the oldest trees in yorkshire. Strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade 1985, vinyl. Shes mostly known for her collaborations, but strawberry switchblade is an equally crowning achievement if you ask me this fansite has a lot of live recordings and rarities for free download rose mcdowall has collaborated w fucking boyd rice, fucking current 93, fucking death in june, fucking nurse with wound, and fucking coil.
Their goth, protoharajuku girls regalia suggested some kind of post new wave, novelty act. Strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade japanese reissue. As the pops and cracks on this nearly 30yearold record will prove, i dug deep into my vinyl for todays selection. Im obsessed in a way that probably many high school goth girls in the 80s were when they first stumbled upon them. Disappointed that my download of this didnt save on my computer properly so missing out this week. After strawberry switchblade, mcdowall worked with, among others, coil, current 93, death in june, nurse with wound and psychic tv.
It wasnt from a swanky london major but on some provincial indie label. See contents for links to the 125 chapters of the monstaville memoirs plus introductions, conclusions, postscripts and appendices. But strawberry switchblade shouldnt be flogged for being too cute. Disc 1 jingly jangly kicks off in lively fashion with vic godards stop that girl and includes tracks from haircut 100, aztec camera, the bluebells and be still my beating heart. Strawberry switchblade strawberry switchblade japanese reissue oh my god, im obsessed with these gals. Well, here is another philippine new wave cd bootleg compilation released here in manila back in 1998 entitled wave republic. It originated as a radio session track called dance for kid jensens radio one evening show in 1982. Looking like the brides of robert smith, strawberry switchblade made a brief splash on the u. Wiels time capsule in an electric storm durutti column. Like punk never happened brian mccloskeys smash hits. I guess, the republic of the philippines, is indeed. To help with this endeavor finding australian popnew wave music is like looking for us made tvs in.
Sep 02, 2014 strawberry switchblade the debut long player includes more than hits promo ad smash hits. Slim fit, order a size up if youd like it less fitting. For the next six years rose was primarily a guest vocalist or floating member of several different alternative bands. Strawberry switchblade porcelain and polka dots mine for life. Originally rushreleased in 1988 by a collaborator, without her consent, reaper quickly vanished and has become the stuff of cult legend among collectors and fans alike. Extracts from the forthcoming album strawberry switchblade wea uk. It was the duos only top ten hit, peaking a number 5. As usual this became a series like the other bootleg compilations ive featured here before. Our image was colourful, but our minds were dark, says mcdowall on the phone from her home in. She contributed backing or lead vocals for coil, current 93, death in june, felt, alex fergusson, into a circle, megas, nature and organisation, nurse with wound, ornamental, psychic tv, and boyd rice on recordings as well as singing or playing guitar for live appearances. Rose mcdowalls treatment of dont fear the reaper was her first aborted solo release following the breakup of strawberry switchblade. Their songs addressed sexism yet, like strawberry switchblade before them, they eschewed the brand of feminism that saw dressing up as a sop to male desire. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering btg.342 1004 1140 895 886 392 1483 249 538 616 1560 18 227 1039 1217 602 1043 1415 871 773 170 187 55 214 24 1103 1261 1451 1163 1431 455 252 335 1415