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Friday, January 19, 2007

The Colorblind James Experience


OK - this is my first request - my chum Steve over at the Domino Rally emailed me yesterday saying he had a hankering to hear this track and did I have it?

Boy do I have it. I first heard this track at John Pyle's house Christmas 1987 on Peel's Festive 50 of that year, a magical time where we were discovering all sorts of crazy music existed. It made number 47 sandwiched between MARRS "Pump Up The Volume" and The Gun Club's "Breaking Hands".

I can't think what else to say about it - stupidly catchy riff and stupidly catchy spoken word chorus bit.

Colorblind James Experience - Considering A Move To Memphis

Interestingly this is one of 13 tracks in my library that contain the word "Memphis". Can you guess what they are?

Never considered a move there myself but Al Green's church & Gracelands make it sound a good trip. One day...

Colorblind James Experience on Wikipedia

9 Comments:

  • At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    yay, frankie - you da man, etc. still sounds great to me... thanks a lot!

     
  • At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    go to memphis sweetie - gracelands is more fantastic than you'd ever imagine, especially being suurounded by the fattest,sweetest ,wierdest yanks, and the record shops are incredible - i came back just, if i really huffed and puffed, able to carry bags full of the choicest soul and jazz that anyone could wish for . sun studios is brilliant too...

     
  • At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't believe you're talking about a band that a) I've heard of b) i like and c) actually own records by! Well, cassettes, but still - are you going SOFT or what? SELLOUT!

    So, can we learn up "Ride Board" next week then?

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am a fan of The Colorblind James Experience band. I have got tape recording of the first record (self-titled, from 1987). It is a copy of copy… The cassette is 15 years old!!!
    Please someone help me to get CD record!
    jgal@tlen.pl

     
  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am a fan of The Colorblind James Experience band. I have tape recording of the first record (self-titled, from 1987). It is a copy of copy… The cassette is 15 years old!!!
    Please someone help me to get CD record!
    jgal@tlen.pl

     
  • At 8:54 PM, Blogger Richard Gibson said…

    Colorblind James Experience are awesome, one of the best recordings ever made.

     
  • At 6:08 AM, Blogger Bristle-KRS said…

    Tis indeed a lovely tune - have you heard the Thriftshop XL bootleg, which mashes it with MIA's 'Bucky Done Gun'?

    http://www.thriftshopxl.net/MIA%20vs%20Colorblind%20James%20Experience%20-%20BuckyDoneGun%20to%20Memphis.mp3

     
  • At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Stacey said…

    Thanks for writing this.

     
  • At 10:58 AM, Anonymous G said…

    What's happened to the file? If you can repost it I'd be ever so grateful.

     

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