Tuesday, January 6, 2015
One of the first LP's I recall buying when I started working in record stores back in '88 was Barbara Manning's Lately I Keep Scissors. I recall ordering the album in for a stunning customer, who bore a striking resemblance to Winona Ryder, who had made an enquiry about it. After it came in I gave it a spin so I could wax lyrical about it to her when she next came into the store to collect her order. I must have done something right as we had a few dates together after that initial chat. After the inevitable split I, of course, bought myself a copy of the LP, which includes a charming ode to The Fall, called Mark E Smith and Brix. Woefully overlooked, she has released some great music over the last 25 years. Think a weird cross between Joni Mitchell, Young Marble Giants and Lush. I always thought she would have perfect for 4AD records, but it was never to be.
Mark E Smith and Brix