Friday, 1 January 2016

The Jubilets - "Looking Forward To A Hearty Breakfast" (Rip Off Tapes - RIP 1) 1981

As the first post of 2016, I figured it should feature the original inspiration behind this blog and a thousand other cassette releases;- the unique, charming but weird, inclusiveness of original UK DIY from 1979 to 1982.
The shear man-hours taken to hand colour the artwork for this hopelessly obscure release is impressive in itself, but also the band included an extensive handwritten letter to explain everything to the purchaser (William), and even included Fifty pence change!?
There were hundreds of these tapes advertised in Sounds and the NME,and i assume this was one of them.
The music is of the The Danny and The Dressmakers, Barron Balls, Scrotum Poles variety. Very limited musical talent and very limited access to musical instruments. Most of the tracks involve only a drum kit playing behind some rather amusing shared vocals.
Its a real time capsule,making many forgotten cultural references,especially about The New Romantics, who they refer to as 'Futurists'.One song describes an average night down the pub in 1981,describing the various Youth Cults as they enter the pub at different times.Very funny, and very culturally interesting at the same time.
Also check out the amended NME Chart included in the package, with The Jubilets inserted at the top of the album and singles charts, and observe the absolute crud that was in the charts of the time.This is why we had an alternative culture, and still have today,probably with even more need than in 1982!?
This tape is an absolute delight,full of charm and youthful enthusiasm. All fully encapsulated in my fav tune on the tape, "Wordy Yippinghood", a joyful rewrite of the Tom Tom Club's classic.Reminds one of the humour one only shares with your closest friends from your youth,and is often lost in the cruel mists of time.
Happy New Year.

DOWNLOAD to accompany a hearty breakfast HERE!


Vaykorus said...

Thanks, thanks, thanks..

W. said...

Awesome! Thank you.

Brenden Mongrain said...

The letter is hilarious!! Music is something else as well! Thanks!

W. said...

I continue to love your writing and I appreciate more than ever all that you do to make this blog happen.

Worth downloading for the letter alone. Fabulous stuff.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed W, the Jubilets are a blast.That tape has been sitting on my desk for a good year.Not bothering to digitise it,in favour of reams of Spanish industrial and Big City Orchestra/Zan Hoffman sameness......what a breath of fresh air it was when i bought a new car which had a cassette player in it and that was the tape i grabbed to play first.....brightened up a shit day.Then the letter....where are these people now? Issac Hunt?
This kind of discovery is getting rarer and rarer.

Judas Vigilante said...

Thanks for the accompanying letter image upload and artwork. Makes the whole thing so much more interesting/intriguing. Did they have any other releases or did anyone ever hear of side projects etc?

Humble thanks from Ireland.

Cheers, keep up the amazing work JZ.

Jonny Zchivago said...

To my knowledge this was it for the Jubilets.....and thats how it should be.There's only one Mona Lisa isn't there.....except for the other half a dozen in a Swiss vault Switzerland most likely?
Cheers back to Ireland, one of my Ancestral Homelands.

W. said...

They had one track on "What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen".


Jonny Zchivago said...

Wow...they appeared elsewhere!?....a compilation i assume? i like the title.
I've been asked to compile Zchivago's favourite five Cassette Culture Tapes for Record Collector Mag.....i've put the Jubilets in there at number 5.


Anonymous said...

Could I ask what your other favorite tapes are? Great post by the way.

Jonny Zchivago said...

4- Suisse "Alien Pulse"
3- 5XOD - "The Dada Computer"
2- Prescot and Minoy (PM) - "The Dying man (An Opera"
1- Danny & the Dressmakers - "39 Golden Grates"

Also I added a sixth by Amos and Sara - "Invite to Endless Latino"

They're all on here somewhere if you haven't already heard 'em.