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Forgotten Astronaut Records

  • The Motorcycle Boy 'Scarlet'

    Forgotten Astronaut Records

    The Motorcycle Boy 'Scarlet'

    £8.99

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    Forgotten Astronaut Records

    The Motorcycle Boy 'Scarlet'

    £14.99

    The Motorcycle Boy are/were an Edinburgh based band formed from the ashes of teenage upstarts Meat Whiplash and fronted by ex-Shop Assistant Alex Taylor.

    The release of their debut single Big Rock Candy Mountain led to favourable reviews and extensive airplay including daytime plays on Radio 1. The single became a top 3 indie hit and flirted with the lower regions of the national charts.

    The Flood produced Sweet Dreams Pretty Baby (included as a bonus track on the CD) was scheduled as a follow up single but was mothballed as the band concentrated on recording an album.

    Band infighting, sackings and general mismanagement led to Chrysalis shelving the album. The album continued the faster miles per hour, sequencer heavy, style of Big Rock Candy Mountain in songs such as Hey Mama and Trying To Be Kind but also showed a more articulate song writing ability with Valentine and Under The Bridge.

    The addition of the mesmerising Take Me For A Walk and the stunning Up Here will only make you wonder why this album has never had the release it deserves.

    CD Tracklisting:
    1 Hey Mama
    2. Baby, Let Go Of My Heart
    3.WorldFalls Into Place
    4. Valentine
    5. No Pain
    6. Take Me For A Walk
    7. Trying To Be Kind
    8. Some Girls
    9. Under The Bridge
    10. Scarlet
    11. Big Rock Candy Mountain
    12. Up Here
    13. Sweet Dreams Pretty Baby (Bonus)
    14. Days Like These (Bonus)…

    Vinyl LP Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Hey Mama
    2. Baby, Let Go Of My Heart
    3. World Falls Into Place
    4. Valentine
    5. No Pain
    6. Take Me For A Walk.

    Side B:
    1. Trying To Be Kind
    2. Some Girls
    3. Under The Bridge
    4. Scarlet
    5. Big Rock Candy Mountain
    6. Up Here
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