I Am A Wallet - Mccarthy

I Am A Wallet
McCarthy make a return to Cherry Red this month with their third release, the critically acclaimed and much lauded ‘I Am Wallet’ (CDMRED313). This classic Independent Chart album was originally released in 1997 and has gone on to achieve cult status amongst, receiving praise from the likes of Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) as one of the most important albums of the 90s (he even wrote a Buried Treasure feature on the album in the November edition of Mojo). Known by todays indie accolites as the band that spawned Tim Gane and Leititia Sadier (who of course went on to form Stereolab), ‘I Am Wallet’ has been unavailable for many years, until now! This definitive edition features 4 rare bonus tracks as well as liner notes from St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley.
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Code: CDMRED313
Weight: 200
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1. AN MP SPEAKS
2. MONETARIES
3. THE INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS TRAFFIC
4. THE WAY OF THE WORLD
5. ANTINATURE
6. CHARLES WINDSOR
7. THE VISION OF PEREGRINE WORSTHORNE
8. THE WELL OF LONELINESS
9. THE WICKED PALACE REVOLUTION
10. GOD MADE THE VIRUS
11. THE FUNERAL
12. A CHILD SOON IN CHAINS
13. IN THE DARK TIMES
14. THE PROCESSION OF POPULAR CAPITALISM

BONUS TRACKS
15. UNFORTUNATELY
16. BAD DREAMS
17. SOMEONE WORSE OFF
18. ANITAMERICANCRETIN
19. THE FALL
20. THE FUNERAL
21. THE ENEMY IS AT HOME (FOR THE FAT LADY)
22. THE WAY OF THE WORLD
23. IN PURGATORY






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