The Soft Boys - A Can Of Bees album FLAC
Give It To The Soft Boys. Track 9 published by Maclen Music (BMI). The definitive version of A Can Of Bees, gathering together alternate takes from the various UK releases. This album is dedicated to anyone who started out as an animal and winds up as a processing unit. Originally released in 1979. Matrix, Runout: RCD 20231 01! D MADE IN USA. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All.
A Can of Bees is the debut album by English band The Soft Boys. The album was reissued in 1984 with a different track listing on the second side. Both versions of Side 2 appear on the CD reissue first put out by Two Crabs in 1990, subsequently reissued by Rykodisc in 1992, and released again by Yep Roc in 2010. All tracks written by Robyn Hitchcock, except where noted. Robyn Hitchcock – guitar, vocals, bass. Kimberley Rew – guitar, vocals. Jim Melton – harmonica, vocals, percussion.
Distributed by IDS. "This album is dedicated to anyone who started out as an animal and winds up as a processing unit. Second reissue with different back cover/tracklisting to first two. Orange creme back cover background. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A, etched): MPO CLAW 1001 A¹ JONZ. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side B, etched): Welcome to Vince. MPO CLAW 1001 B¹ Sound clinic.
Tracklist: 1. Give It To The Soft Boys, 2. The Pigworker, 3. Human Music, 4. Leppo And The Jooves, 5. The Rats Prayer, 6. Do The Chisel, 7. Sandras Having Her Brain Out, 8. Return Of The Sacred Crab, 9. Cold Turkey, 10. School Dinner Blues, 11. Wading Through A Ventilator. 1. Give It To The Soft Boys.
The Soft Boys' 1980 masterpiece, Underwater Moonlight, is probably best known for inspiring a laundry list of 80s-90s alternative greats, including . the Flaming Lips, and the Replacements. This lineage speaks broadly to the record's sound- if you guessed that Underwater Moonlight is "jangly" and "melodic" but "off-kilter," you wouldn't be wrong. But the Soft Boys did not simply provide a rough template to be polished and perfected by their better-known successors. The guitar figures are repetitive as jackhammers, the drums simple and utilitarian, and Robyn Hitchcock's voice oozes sarcasm and bitterness. Occasional forays into delicate guitar pop (see "Human Music") serve primarily as a foil to Hitchcock's snarl but only hint at the singular infectiousness the band would later achieve
The Soft Boys were a delic band which formed in 1976 in Cambridge, England. The band's best known lineup consisted of Robyn Hitchcock (vocals, guitar), Kimberley Rew (guitar), Matthew Seligman (bass) and Morris Windsor (drums). Seligman replaced original bassist Andy Metcalfe in 1979, and two guitarists (Rob Lamb and Alan Davies) briefly preceded Rew. The band issued two albums, A Can of Bees (1979) and Underwater Moonlight (1980), before splitting in 1980.
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|A1||Give It To The Soft Boys||1:52|
|A4||Leppo And The Jooves||5:24|
|A5||The Rats Prayer||3:19|
|B1||Do The Chisel||3:03|
|B2||Sandras Having Her Brain Out||3:46|
|B3||Return Of The Sacred Crab||2:55|
|B5||School Dinner Blues||2:15|
|B6||Wading Through A Ventilator||3:47|
- Written-By – John Lennon (tracks: B4), Robyn Hitchcock (tracks: A1 to B3, B5, B6)
Notes"This album is dedicated to anyone who started out as an animal and winds up as a processing unit."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (printed on sleeve): 634457262713
|CLAW 1001||The Soft Boys||A Can Of Bees (LP, Album)||Two Crabs Universal||CLAW 1001||UK||1979|
|YEP 2627||The Soft Boys||A Can Of Bees (CD, Album, RE)||Yep Roc Records||YEP 2627||US||2011|
|RCD 20231||The Soft Boys||A Can Of Bees (CD, Album)||Rykodisc||RCD 20231||US||1992|
|CLAW 1001 CD||The Soft Boys||A Can Of Bees (CD, Album, RE)||Two Crabs Universal||CLAW 1001 CD||UK & Europe||1990|
|AUL 709||The Soft Boys||A Can Of Bees (LP, Album, RE)||Aura||AUL 709||UK||1980|