Saturday, 28 July 2018

Various ‎Artists – "The Snoopies Album: The Last Remains Of A Richmond Venue" ( 1,000 Only Records ‎– RSB1) 1981

Staying in the London area with,not quite a local bands compilation,but an album of studio recordings of some of the bands who played in very posh Richmond's premier alternative music venue....."Snoopies".Which closed its doors in 1981.
Some cracking tunes on this one, including a 'Hit', with an earlier version of The Cardiacs stadium pop classic "Is This The Life?", which was a minor hit single in 1988!? 
There's plenty of classic UK DIY as well, including the Tronics and the legendary Scissor Fits!


A1 –Rich & Famous - Machine Gun
A2 –The Mag 7 - Rosalind Jones's Umbrella
A3 –Tronics - I'm A Diver
A4 –The People Upstairs - Whips Leather & Other Animals
A5 –Plain Characters - I Am A.
A6 –The Trudy - The Trudy
A7 –Thirteen At Midnight - Follow Yourself
A8 –Babybabybabybaby - Supernatural
B1 –Snatch 22 - Be Like You
B2 –Sister Sister - The Blackmen Dance
B3 –Scissor Fits- Radio Teeth
B4 –M.L.R. - The Recked Rectors Of Og
B5 –The Crew - Songs Like These
B6 –The Europeans - Drink Pink Zinc!
B7 –Cardiacs - Is This The Life?



This looks interesting. Was the venue named after Charlie Brown's dog? I don't care what anyone says Snoopy is fucking rad. What other dog you know that flies around like the Red Baron? All while just chilling on his dog house roof. That is some magical stuff man. Schulz was on a good one when he thunk up that story line bless his soul. Charlie Brown his owner I hate though. He is as boring as electronic house music. Glad we could have this talk Jonny.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Zog did a track called "Its a Charlie Brown Funeral", i'm sure you'll like that one?

Lord Puffin said...

The venue may have been in Richmond but not in any way posh. Most of the bands that played there were from Houndslow and Whitton and Feltham. It was a genuine melting pot and if you had ever seen 'The Dirty Toilets', The Pests, and Aunty Puss - you would know what not posh is all about.