“You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever” by Orange Juice - album review

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TJR says

Emerging from the post-punk gloom, this was the new “sound of young Scotland” featuring hand clapping, breezy horns and a whole lot of funky jangle. the Glasgow-based quartet were: Edwyn Collins (22, guitar, vocals); James Kirk (guitar, vocals); David McClymont (bass guitar) and Steven Daly (drums, percussion). They held appeal for both alternative and pop camps, but were more likely to lean towards the soul boys than the punks. A string of indie hits had built the momentum to the debut LP which finally arrived in February '82 on Alan Horne's Postcard label. A fine remake of their debut single from 2 years earlier, “Falling And Laughing”, opens the set on a high, and the quality is maintained until the rather drippy cover of Al Green's “L.O.V.E.” kills my mojo at the very close of side one. Side two opens charmingly enough with the “Intuition Told Me, Pt. 1” / “Upwards And Onwards” pairing, but “Satellite City” serves as a stark reminder that I'm not a fan of this new Average-White-Band-vibe that's plaguing the new wave at this time. The pretty quirkiness of “Three Cheers For Our Side” gets me back onside, before “Consolation Prize” and “Felicity” blow the roof off. I guess I'm an indie kid at heart.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:51] 8.5.png Orange Juice - Falling And Laughing (Edwyn Collins) Indie
A2 [02:04] 7.7.png Orange Juice - Untitled Melody (Edwyn Collins) Indie
A3 [02:23] 7.0.png Orange Juice - Wan Light (James Kirk) Indie
A4 [04:25] 7.2.png Orange Juice - Tender Object (Edwyn Collins) Indie
A5 [03:00] 7.8.png Orange Juice - Dying Day (Edwyn Collins) New Wave
A6 [03:32] 4.6.png Orange Juice - L.O.V.E. Love (Albert Greene, Mabon Hodges, Willie Mitchell) Cerebral Pop
B1 [01:09] 5.5.png Orange Juice - Intuition Told Me, Pt. 1 (Edwyn Collins) Songwriter
B2 [02:27] 6.2.png Orange Juice - Upwards And Onwards (Edwyn Collins) Indie
B3 [02:43] 4.4.png Orange Juice - Satellite City (Edwyn Collins) New Wave
B4 [02:50] 6.7.png Orange Juice - Three Cheers For Our Side (James Kirk) Indie
B5 [02:50] 9.4.png Orange Juice - Consolation Prize (Edwyn Collins) Indie
B6 [02:34] 9.8.png Orange Juice - Felicity (James Kirk) Indie
B7 [04:15] 6.1.png Orange Juice - In A Nutshell (Edwyn Collins) Songwriter

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