Friday, 15 August 2014

The Pirahnas - "Complete Peel Sessions" (1978-80)


To finish reflecting on the bands from Vaultage 78, we have the complete Peel sessions from the very good Pirahnas group. They even had a 'Hit', the terminally catchy 'Tom Hark'.
Don't let that put you off, because they wrote an Amazonian river full of intelligent ska tinged pop tunes in a new wave stylee.
Like The dodgems, they sound as if they've been around a while,displaying some seasoned musicianship, and some distinctly non-university sullied working classness.
They're “Cheap and Nasty, but not as cheap and nasty as you”.

Track Listing:

1 Peel Introduces.....
2 Boyfriend
3 Getting Beaten Up
4 Yap yap Yap
5 Happy Families
6 Anything
7 Final Straw
8 Something
9 Green Don't Suit Me
10 Cheap'n'Nasty
11 Jilly
12 Coloured Music
13 Saxophone.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ta muchly for this, just spotted it and much appreciated! By the by, Tom Hark was a cover of an old South African tune which has just surfaced again - read the comments and download the track here:

http://electricjive.blogspot.com/2014/11/tin-whistle-jive-and-roots-of-kwela.html

Cheera and thanks again, Dave Sez.