Complete Recordings

Black Tambourine

Complete Recordings

SLR 37 » released April 1999

formats » 10" vinyl/CD
status » out-of-print

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1. For Ex-Lovers Only 6. Throw Aggi Off The Bridge
2. Black Car 7. Drown
3. Pack You Up 8. We Can't Be Friends
4. Can't Explain 9. By Tomorrow
5. I Was Wrong 10. Pam's Tan

This compilation has now been superseded by » Black Tambourine

Black Tambourine were one of the earliest Slumberland groups, consisting of members of Whorl and Velocity Girl, plus their pal Pam Berry on vocals. Conceived as an explicitly pop band at a time when pop bands were pretty rare in America, Black Tambourine wore their influences on their sleeves: The Jesus & Mary Chain, of course, but also folks like Phil Spector, Smokey Robinson, Love, The Ramones, Shop Assistants, The Pastels, 14 Iced Bears, Orange Juice and the list goes on…

Though they only played a handful of gigs in their brief career, their two singles on Slumberland and Audrey's Diary wielded a large influence, and were key artifacts in the birth of US indie pop. This compilation includes all the songs from both of those singles, plus two cuts from compilations and a previously unheard demo song. Liner notes from Jennifer Silver of Swingset Records round-out this important record - check it out!


Tracks 2,3,7 and 9 are from a 7" ep, dryl 009
Tracks 1,4 and 6 are from an audrey's diary 7" ep, #001
Track 8 was on Spin Art's "One Last Kiss" cd
Track 10 was on Slumberland's "What Kind of Heaven Do You Want" 7", dryl 001
Track 5 is previously unreleased

The 10" vinyl came to us courtesy of our good friends at Fantastic Records. Sorry, it is now SOLD-OUT.

See also » Bright Coloured Lights - Open Your Eyes

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