Motorcycle Boy

Girl on a motorcycle…

Ever heard a track that within a few weeks of never having even heard it you can’t imagine being without? Well, that track for me is by the band the Motorcycle Boy and it’s their debut single from 1987 (and no.21 in the 1987 Festive Fifty) ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain.’ If you like the stuff I’ve posted by Edinburgh Legends The Shop Assistants, this might well be of interest: it’s their former singer Alex Taylor who united with Meat Whiplash to form the band. This was posted by Steve over at Teenage Kicks a few weeks ago, but I managed to find a copy of the 7″ this afternoon, so am deliriously happy and want to share this with you. Their stuff has long been deleted, andthey have nothing to do with the American band of the same name, so if anyone can help by sending mp3s or whatever, please do.

Motorcycle Boy -‘Big Rock Candy Mountain.’ mp3

Meanwhile, very chuffed by all the feedback my post on the Jesus and Mary Chain generated. One reader, Ben, got in touch to send the mp3 of the JAMC on television in America last year performing a song called ‘All Things Must Pass.’ So I am posting that here, as well as re-posting a Sister Vanilla track from last year’s Little Pop Rock where the brothers Reid were reunited and joined up with their sister Linda to make some pretty fine things indeed:

Jesus And Mary Chain -‘All Things Must Pass.’ mp3

Sister Vanilla – ‘K To be Lost.’ mp3

Enjoy the sunshine…hell, we’ve even got some here in Scotland.

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