Old and new albums to make your day…
‘Fourth Drawer Down’ by Scottish duo THE ASSOCIATES
Released: October 1981 – a compilation album featuring all
A- and B-sides from the six singles the band released that year.
ALL MUSIC wrote: “Just as there are Smiths fans who listen intently to Johnny Marr’s guitar playing and attempt to block out Morrissey’s flamboyance, there surely are numerous beings who tune out Mackenzie’s crooning to hone in on Rankine’s actions. Those who can appreciate both are in for a real feast, and those who prefer one over the other still have much to sink their teeth into.” Score: 4,5/5 – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Theatrical, monumental and dazzling pop extravaganza
with Billy Mackenzie‘s unique, falsetto vox as the driving force. Bombast at its very best.
TOP TRACKS: White Car In Germany / Kitchen Person / A Girl Named Property
– WHITE CAR IN GERMANY –
– KITCHEN PERSON –
– A GIRL NAMED PROPERTY –
Stream album here…
R.I.P. Billy MacKenzie
21 January 2020
Band: The Asscoiates (1979–1990, reunion in 1993)
Song: White Car In Germany
B-side: The Associate
Who: Scottish singer/songwriter Billy Mackenzie (who
committed suicide in 1997, R.I.P.) and guitarist Alan Rankin.
Album: Fourth Drawer Down – compilation album
Here’s a TV performance of the song…
THE ASSOCIATES: Bio
From this grandiose song WHITE CAR IN GERMANY
by former 80s Scottish band The Associates…
R.I.P. Billy Mackenzie