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After 1983's "I Wonder Why" was released on Rough Trade, they moved to Creation, where they hit their stride with the 1984 drone-pop gems "Something's Going On" and "A Million Tears. After one further single, 1985's "I'm Alright with You," the Pastels split with Creation, moving to the tiny Glass label. Finally, in 1987 the group found time to assemble an LP, Up for a Bit with the Pastels, followed in 1988 by Suck on the Pastels, a collection of unreleased Creation-era material. In 1989, former Vaselines frontman Eugene Kelly and ex-Shop Assistant David Keegan joined the fold for Sittin' Pretty, the final LP to include Superstar, Hayward, and Simpson. Their next album, 1997's Illumination, was issued by the same configuration of record labels and featured a similar lineup, only with the addition of guitarist Jonathan Kilgour and guest shots from Belle & Sebastian's Isobel Campbell and pianist Bill Wells.
Geoff Travis was sufficiently convinced to release the Pastels’ 1983 single I Wonder Why (their second single following chaotic debut Songs for Children, which had been released on Television Personalities singer Dan Treacy’s label Whaam!). Multi-tracked and divested of the raw, almost childlike energy of their live playing, it was a false dawn, and the band’s relationship with Rough Trade ended as the label became preoccupied with shinier new signings Scritti Politti and the Smiths. The first lineup of the Pastels disintegrated with the departure of Taylor, Hayward and Simpson following their long-lost second album, 1989’s Sittin’ Pretty (which is well overdue a reissue).
ロフィール: Scottish indie band formed in Glasgow in 1981.
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Up for a Bit with The Pastels is the debut album by the Scottish band The Pastels, released in 1987. It was named the 37th best Scottish album by The Scotsman. All songs written by Stephen McRobbie, except where noted. Up for a Bit" (Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson) – 3:36. Crawl Babies" (Hayward, Simpson) – 2:45. Address Book" (McRobbie, Brian Taylor) – 4:02. I'm Alright with You" – 3:22. Hitchin' a (Ride)" – 2:02. Get 'Round Town" (McRobbie, Taylor)– 2:17.
The Pastels' sound continued to evolve and, although part of the NME's C86 compilation, in interviews they always sought to distance themselves from both twee and shambling developments. Their debut album, Up for a Bit With The Pastels (Glass, 1987; re-issue Paperhouse, 1991) moved from garage pop-punk through to ballads with synth orchestra splashes. In 2003, it was named the 37th best Scottish album by The Scotsman. The follow-up, Sittin' Pretty (Chapter 22, 1989) was harder but less eclectic. I Wonder Why", "Supposed to Understand". Rough Trade (RT 137).
The Pastels – Sittin’ Pretty. December 12, 2013 by Russell Hiscox. They appeared on C86 and are the embodiment of shambolic indiepop. Sittin’ Pretty is an album that is either loved or hated. It does not sit with the fey twee image that would surround them. There is a rockabilly country feel to songs like Sittin’ Pretty. There are plenty of influences at play with this album. Eugene Kelly (BMX Bandits, Captain America and Eugenius) has the vocal duties on Baby, You’re Just You and Swerve