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Formed in 1990 in Liverpool by singer and bassist Edgar ‘Summertyme’ Jones, guitarist Ged Lynn and drummer Paul Maguire, THE STAIRS quickly attracted a huge cult following with their classic fusion of mid-1960s US garage rock and British R’n’B.

Having nearly signed to Imaginary Records, THE STAIRS inked a deal with Go! Discs for three memorable EPs and the album MEXICAN R’n’B (1992). Despite critical acclaim and a loyal following, the album’s sales were disappointing and The Stairs’ second LP was abandoned after demos were recorded, only to later be exhumed by local label Viper Records.

Edgar Jones subsequently carved a niche in making albums that continued to evoke the best of music’s past while also remaining contemporary, attracting many heavy fans and admirers (Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller among them – Edgar played in Weller’s band for a while).

Now properly collectable, with impressive price tags for all of the band’s original vinyl editions, MEXICAN R’n’B is treated to its first-ever reissue, remastered with an array of bonus material across two additional CDs.

The project is supported by Edgar Jones and overseen by Mojo magazine’s Lois Wilson, who is closely involved with Edgar’s career to this day…

Includes the singles ‘Weed Bus’, ‘Woman Gone And Say Goodbye’ and ‘Mary Joanna’. Disc 1 of this 3-CD Digipak is expanded with the non-album tracks from the EP editions. Discs 2 and 3 revisit the material on the Viper compilations Right In The Back Of Your Mind, Who Is This and The Great Lemonade Machine In The Sky 1987-1994.

DISC ONE: MEXICAN R’n’B

1. INTRO
2. MARY JOANNA
3. MR WINDOW PANE
4. OUT IN THE COUNTRY
5. LAUGHTER IN THEIR EYES
6. SWEET THING
7. RUSSIAN R’N’B
8. RIGHT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND
9. MEXICAN R’N’B
10. MUNDANE MUNDAE
11. WRAP ME ROUND YOUR FINGER
12. WEED BUS
13. WOMAN GONE AND SAY GOODBYE
14. SOMETIMES THE WORLD ESCAPES ME
15. FALL DOWN THE RAIN
16. OUTRO

BONUS TRACKS

17. TAKE NO NOTICE OF THE WORLD OUTSIDE
18. FLYING MACHINE
19. WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG
20. YOU DON’T LOVE ME (YOU DON’T CARE)
21. RUSSIAN SPY AND I
22. YES IT IS IT’S TRUE
23. MAD SONG
24. I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING
25. SQUASHED TOMATO STOMP
26. FALL DOWN THE RAIN

DISC TWO: DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES

1. LAST TIME AROUND
2. NO ONE KNOWS
3. MR JOKE SHOP OWNER
4. I WON’T BE BACK AGAIN
5. FALL DOWN THE RAIN (SURF)
6. WOMAN GONE AND SAY GOODBYE
7. NO ESCAPE
8. WEED BUS (Demo)
9. I REMEMBER A DAY
10. FLYING MACHINE
11. MR WINDOW PANE
12. RIGHT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND
13. WE CAN BE HAPPY
14. LAUGHTER IN THEIR EYES
15. OUT IN THE COUNTRY
16. HAPPYLAND (DEMO)
17. WEED BUS (DEMO)
18. SOMETIMES THE WORLD ESCAPES ME
19. MOONCHILD
20. STOP MESSIN’ (TOE RAG VSN)
21. IT WAS ALRIGHT (TOE RAG VSN)
22. DO DAH DO
23. SNAKE BAKER
24. CUSTARD FLYS
25. JUST A LITTLE SUNSHINE

DISC 3: DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES

1. SKIN UP
2. SHE’S SO FINE
3. SAW HER TODAY
4. IT WAS ALRIGHT
5. GOTTA REASON
6. STOP MESSIN’
7. HAPPYLAND
8. SET ME FREE
9. WHEN SHE WALKS DOWN MY STREET
10. TALKIN’ TO YOU
11. TEENAGE HEAD CANCER BLUES
12. UNTITLED
13. CABBAGE MAN
14. SHIT TOWN
15. LOVE HAS COME AND GONE AWAY
16. DRIVING ME OUT OF MY MIND
17. I SAW HER TODAY
18. DO IT TO IT
19. I’M BORED

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DISC ONE: MEXICAN R’n’B

1. INTRO
2. MARY JOANNA
3. MR WINDOW PANE
4. OUT IN THE COUNTRY
5. LAUGHTER IN THEIR EYES
6. SWEET THING
7. RUSSIAN R’N’B
8. RIGHT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND
9. MEXICAN R’N’B
10. MUNDANE MUNDAE
11. WRAP ME ROUND YOUR FINGER
12. WEED BUS
13. WOMAN GONE AND SAY GOODBYE
14. SOMETIMES THE WORLD ESCAPES ME
15. FALL DOWN THE RAIN
16. OUTRO

BONUS TRACKS

17. TAKE NO NOTICE OF THE WORLD OUTSIDE
18. FLYING MACHINE
19. WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG
20. YOU DON’T LOVE ME (YOU DON’T CARE)
21. RUSSIAN SPY AND I
22. YES IT IS IT’S TRUE
23. MAD SONG
24. I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING
25. SQUASHED TOMATO STOMP
26. FALL DOWN THE RAIN

DISC TWO: DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES

1. LAST TIME AROUND
2. NO ONE KNOWS
3. MR JOKE SHOP OWNER
4. I WON’T BE BACK AGAIN
5. FALL DOWN THE RAIN (SURF)
6. WOMAN GONE AND SAY GOODBYE
7. NO ESCAPE
8. WEED BUS (Demo)
9. I REMEMBER A DAY
10. FLYING MACHINE
11. MR WINDOW PANE
12. RIGHT IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND
13. WE CAN BE HAPPY
14. LAUGHTER IN THEIR EYES
15. OUT IN THE COUNTRY
16. HAPPYLAND (DEMO)
17. WEED BUS (DEMO)
18. SOMETIMES THE WORLD ESCAPES ME
19. MOONCHILD
20. STOP MESSIN’ (TOE RAG VSN)
21. IT WAS ALRIGHT (TOE RAG VSN)
22. DO DAH DO
23. SNAKE BAKER
24. CUSTARD FLYS
25. JUST A LITTLE SUNSHINE

DISC 3: DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES

1. SKIN UP
2. SHE’S SO FINE
3. SAW HER TODAY
4. IT WAS ALRIGHT
5. GOTTA REASON
6. STOP MESSIN’
7. HAPPYLAND
8. SET ME FREE
9. WHEN SHE WALKS DOWN MY STREET
10. TALKIN’ TO YOU
11. TEENAGE HEAD CANCER BLUES
12. UNTITLED
13. CABBAGE MAN
14. SHIT TOWN
15. LOVE HAS COME AND GONE AWAY
16. DRIVING ME OUT OF MY MIND
17. I SAW HER TODAY
18. DO IT TO IT
19. I’M BORED

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