Saturday, January 31, 2009

Barry Andrews (Re-Up)


I think I found this Virgin single at Brick Lane back in the 80's. I can't find that much about Barry, only that he was in the punky pop band XTC for a while and left to join Robert Fripp in the League of Gentlemen and eventually Shriekback who may or may not still be around? In between he made this fine single that sadly wasn't a hit and a solo album I forget the name of. Maybe looking HERE will help fill in these gaps in my woeful blurb.


Barry Andrews - Rossmore Road

Barry Andrews - Win A Night Out With A Well-Known Paranoiac

9 comments:

Matt Stevens said...

The League if Gentlemen stuff is great - well worth checking out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for this. I‘ve been looking for a copy of this single (On and off) for many years. Remember hearing it played on the radio a few times when it was released and it captured my imagination instantly. Hugely evocative lyrics, almost Kinks-like, with a slightly ethereal, hypnotic sound. it’s a bit faster than I remember it, but it was nearly thirty years ago! If anything is a lost classic its this one.

Cheers.

Trotski said...

Please ignore the request I made on your ealier entry for these songs. Thank you, you have made a "near" middle aged man very happy.

wastedpapiers said...

Glad you found it Trotski - happy to oblige.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant - been looking for this for about 20 years. Annie Nightingale played it once, couldn't find it for love nor money.

wastedpapiers said...

No problem - glad it still works.

bed_dweller said...

Excellent, never liked XTC but loved this after hearing it once on John Peel.

Great job posting this one

Chris Merritt said...

Hi - the links seem to be dead. Any chance of re-upping this? Thanks!

Wastedpapiers said...

If I come across it whilst sorting through my records I will try to remember to upload it again.