The Curse of The Higsons: Deluxe Edition - The Higsons

The Curse of The Higsons: Deluxe Edition

· The Higsons were founded in 1980 at the University of East Anglia by Charlie ‘Switch’ Higson, Terry Edwards, Simon Charterton, Colin Williams, Dave Cummings and Stuart McGeachin. Over a string of Indie singles and an album, they married disjointed punk/funk rhythms and warbling vocals in a style which betrayed their love of Talking Heads.

 

· After singles on local Norwich-based labels like Romans In Britain and Waap and two releases for 2Tone, the band signed to Upright for long-overdue album The Curse Of The Higsons in 1984. Charlie later excelled as a comedian and writer (not least in The Fast Show) while Terry has seemingly played every instrument with myriad different bands.

 

· Long out-of-print, The Curse Of The Higsons is now treated to a deluxe 3-CD set, compiled, mastered and approved by Terry Edwards and the rest of the band.

 

· This expanded version adds all the versions/tracks which graced their two collectable singles for 2Tone (‘Tear The Whole Thing Down’ and ‘Run Me Down’), plus other singles ‘Push Out The Boat’, their charming cover of Andy Williams’ ‘Music To Watch Girls By’ and a demo of their swansong, ‘Take It’, from 1985.

 

· As a bonus third disc, the hitherto cassette-only album Live At The Jacquard Club, Norwich makes its digital debut. Issued on Chaos Tapes, it is now swelled by five tracks from a Lyceum show in 1984, three of which are previously unissued..

 

Members of The Higsons, including Charlie, will be speaking about the band’s history as part of celebrations for UEA's 50th anniversary over the last weekend of September.

Available 30/09/2013
Our Price: £10.95
Code: CDBRED591
Weight: 200
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DISC ONE
THE CURSE OF THE HIGSONS
1. WHERE HAVE ALL THE CLUB-A-GO-GOS WENT WENT? 2. THE JUNK KEEPS PILING UP 3. ICE AGE 4. HEAT 5. PUSH OUT THE BOAT 6. ONE WORLD 7. MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY 8. GANGWAY 9. BORN BLIND 10. ANNIE AND BILLY 11. RUN ME DOWN (Extended Mix)

DISC TWO
EXTRAS, A'S & B'S
1. TEAR THE WHOLE THING DOWN 2. YLANG YLANG 3. RUN ME DOWN (7" Mix) 4. PUT THE PUNK BACK INTO FUNK Pts I & II 5. RUN ME DOWN (Instrumental) 6. PUSH OUT THE BOAT (Extended Mix) 7. ROUND AND ROUND (Pub Mix) 8. MUSIC TO WATCH BOYS BY 9. LYING ON THE TELEPHONE 10. TAKE IT (Demo Version) * 11. I WALK THE LAND 12. WHERE HAVE ALL THE CLUB-A-GO-GO'S WENT WENT? (Raw Mix) * 13. HEAT (Raw Mix) * 14. BORN BLIND (Raw Mix) * 15. A DASH TO THE SHOPS (Raw Mix) *

DISC THREE
LIVE AT THE JACQUARD CLUB, NORWICH 11/2/82
1. INSECT LOVE 2. IT GOES WAAP 3. SURRENDER 4. THE LOST & THE LONELY 5. GOT TO LET THIS HEAT OUT 6. WHERE HAVE ALL THE CLUB-A-GO-GOS WENT WENT 7. A DASH TO THE SHOPS 8. TOUCHDOWN 9. CONSPIRACY 10. CRASH 11. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE WITH MONKEYS 12. (MY LOVE IS) BENT (AT BOTH ENDS) 13. WE WILL NEVER GROW OLD
BONUS TRACKS, LIVE AT THE LYCEUM 3/7/84
14. CLANKING MY BUCKET * 15. THE JUNK KEEPS PILING UP * 16. PUSH OUT THE BOAT * 17. RUN ME DOWN *18. I DON'T WANT TO LIVE WITH MONKEYS

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