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Re: Up Yaws ("Fucking Cunt/Awkward Bastard") anonymous comedy 12" - the revival!
« Reply #150 on: February 28, 2014, 08:49:47 PM »
Gosh, this is exciting.

I sense a slight amount of sarcasm from you here, but this is genuinely my favourite thread ever, and I love reading every single development.  I love the fact that it was probably prompted from a separate discussion about Blue Jam.

I love the fact that people keep on trying, and they should.

Back in the early days of this very board I mentioned a song to TJ I was trying to find, which I was convinced was by the Railway Children.  He didn't know what it was.  Eight years later - by sheer coincidence - I found out that the song was called 'Railway Children' but it was by a band called Bedazzled.

Obviously my first thought was to let TJ know, and I could sense his sheer excitement at my 8-year journey because he sent me a PM in response, the gist of which was: "Cool, glad you found out", and his acknowledgement of the extent of my quest was awesome and gave me hope that quests that are similar in nature - such as the one in this thread, will eventually lead to fruition and similar excitement by anyone associated with the quest.  It's awesome!  Everything is awesome[1]!  This thread is awesome!  YOU'RE awesome[2]!

I am genuinely hoping that Goldentony follows through here[3]
 1. weekender may or may not have recently rewatched the Lego Movie
 2. Apart from biggytitbo, who is a cunt
 3. I make it too easy sometimes.
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Re: Up Yaws ("Fucking Cunt/Awkward Bastard") anonymous comedy 12" - the revival!
« Reply #151 on: February 28, 2014, 09:38:10 PM »
I sense a slight amount of sarcasm from you here

Nope, no sarcasm at all. It's been a great read, and felt a bit like watching Zodiac a wee bit.

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Re: Up Yaws ("Fucking Cunt/Awkward Bastard") anonymous comedy 12" - the revival!
« Reply #152 on: February 28, 2014, 10:05:42 PM »
Wow, what a blast from the past!

This went round my school in the early 90s, almost like a porn video.

No more to add really, but the consensus amongst a few people there who knew quite a lot about music was that it might've had some involvement from one or more of The Snowmen (famous for the Hokey Cokey/Don't Go Short 45 in the early 80s), who themselves have a similar air of mystery about them, but I'm not sure if that was just a guess because "it sounded a bit like them", or if it was based on anything more concrete.

Hokey Cokey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzQ9K7-J_PM

Don't Go Short:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkx686-C34k

Re: Up Yaws ("Fucking Cunt/Awkward Bastard") anonymous comedy 12" - the revival!
« Reply #153 on: February 28, 2014, 10:06:55 PM »
Nope, no sarcasm at all. It's been a great read, and felt a bit like watching Zodiac a wee bit.

To be fair to me[1], you can see how a comment like "Gosh, this is exciting" could be taken the wrong way, surely :)
 1. This doesn't often happen, I'm usually bullied by people on this forum

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...it was probably prompted from a separate discussion about Blue Jam.

Indeed it was.

In a weird coincidence, after 20 years of trying to track down a track used as the theme tune to a mid-eighties pirate radio station I finally located it last year and it turned out to by a Dramatis B-side.

This interview suggests they're planning on re-releasing their stuff: http://www.electricity-club.co.uk/lost-albums-dramatis-for-future-reference/.

I've just read this from start to finish - wow!
Are there any old mystery-investigative threads on CaB like this? I found it fascinating and I want more.

The only working link for the song I could find was the YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&v=hVTf5EpIItQ&hl=en-GB
Has anybody still got the 'remastered' wav/320 version? I'd like to add it to my official collection of weird shit.

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I have the 320 mp3 and I've just uploaded it here:

https://www.mediafire.com/?zb2bbmypp7y1lhq

Hope that works.


Good evening all!

Thought I’d drag this thread out of obscurity and log another copy of the record.

I’ve recently dug through my late fathers collection and found this. It has the black sticker as show before and one side is void of content.

I’ve read the whole thread so wanted to let everyone know another copy exists! My dads friend might know some details about it as I think I remember dad once talking about this. If my memory serves me he said there was very few copies produced, 10? Think he said it was recorded by a band as a warm up kind of exercise.

I’ll ask My dads friend if he knows more as he’s a DJ and almost certainly gave or lent him this track.

Simon

Good to know literally anything else about this, the furthest we got was a semi confirmation from one of Numan's ex backing band and when I looked it turned out i'd asked that about ten years ago, tried to nudge a few times since but nothing. Suspect it might be either a sore subject or just old shit nobody wants to touch given the possible topic. Do let us know though!

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Good evening all!

Thought I’d drag this thread out of obscurity and log another copy of the record.

Hiya Simon and welcome aboard!  Sorry to hear about your Dad though.


If my memory serves me he said there was very few copies produced, 10?

I'd be surprised if that were true, given that my local record shop had five, two of which I bought myself:

Indeed it does.  Parrot[t?] in Harlow had more than one, by the way.  As soon as I heard it, I went out and bought another copy from them, and I got the impression they still had a few more on the shelf behind the counter; something in my head's saying they had five in total.  In any case the sleeve stayed in the rack for a few months afterwards, so it wasn't just a bizarre one-off or even two-off.

Also, pressing in such tiny quantities would have been incredibly uneconomic.  Minimum orders at pressing plants were usually 500 or 1000, if I remember correctly.

On the other hand, so few people seem to have heard of this that maybe it was just 50 or 100 as a special order.

Shocking if 10 is true though, maybe just five in each of two shops, then?!  Let's hope your Dad's mate can shed some more light.

Also, I've always thought it might be an interesting thing to run past Record Collector magazine.

No additional news on who's actually behind this single,  but thought I might as well just mention that I put up a video on YouTube a while back of a rip of my own vinyl copy of it.  (Only put it up so that there was a version on there with better audio quality). I put a link to this thread in the comments under the video, and a link to the original CaB YT upload).

Anyway, it had been up for a few months with no issues, but then suddenly noticed that I'd been hit with a copyright claim against the video.

Wasn't made to take it down or anything, but it turns out that the backing track they used for the Up Yaws/Dedicated To_ _ _ _ _ single was essentially taken wholesale from a fairly obscure old track by soul group The Tymes called 'Promises'.

It's this, basically.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVy0M8BnPd0

I quite like the Tymes track, but you can't help just singing the Up Yaws lyrics to it now.

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