Monday, 24 March 2014

Elti-Fits ‎– "EP" and "Peel session 04/09/79" (Worthing Street ‎– WSEF 1) 1980

Herky Jerky Avant-Pop from Manchester,when herky jerky Avant-pop was 'In'! It was also, 'In' ,again, around the turn of the 21st century; when the 'Young' people looked through their 'cool' parents record collection and started playing their XTC records. Then they formed bands like Erase Erata and The Futureheads. So in about fifteen years time we should get another wave of Herky Jerky pop bands, made by kids who will be scanning that old hard drive of their mums and dads  and find some Devo influenced bandwagon jumpers from 2005; then form a band?
Of course, the original wave is always the best in any medium,and the same is true in this case.
Elti-Fits could easily have been XTC,but they were a year or so too late, and maybe a bit too herky jerky!
That said, they were/are criminally ignored and under-represented in the various recorded mediums. One EP, one Peel Session, and the odd live curio (click here) to their name.
Trainspotter fact: Their drummer was one Karl Burns from the classic Fall line-up!


1Going Straight
2Letter Box
3Their Grip

 Peel Session Tracklist:

1. Factory Room
2. Letter Box
3. Reject
4. Song


DOWNLOAD before you have an elti-fit HERE!


ROOKSBY said...

Fucking brilliant band!! :)

stewart said...

Wow, this is wonderful. I was listening to it earlier thinking how great, it sounds like the record skipped in a few places due to some pretty smart time changes. Clever, but in a good non-beard scratching way of course. Thanks.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah they just don't make records like this anymore,well, since the last wave of copyists broke up that is.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, is there any chance of re-uploading this? Cheers, J

Jonny Zchivago said...

yep, will re-up tonite!

Jonny Zchivago said...

now re-upped as of 20/04/2015.

Anonymous said...

Cheer mate. Really stoked to hear this. J

Anonymous said...

thanks for the re-up!