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Somewhere Between Heaven & Woolworths

Various Artists

Released: 2007
Format: CD
Label: Fortune Teller Press
Catalog #: FTP207
Country: United Kingdom
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 20
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Vinyl Color # Pressed
N/A 1000 
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Hand-numbered in an edition of 1000. Compiled by Graham Bendel.

Release Info: BH&W is 20 track comp. it is unapolgetically unthemed. The selections are quite punk influenced and share an independent attitude. Most songs are off the corporate radar, some a little forgotten about.

GRAHAM BENDEL (editor of 'Poems For The Retired Nihilist'...and director of 'BILLY CHILDISH IS DEAD') selected the 20 tracks. Minor Threat contribute, and it is a great honour having them on board. How often do you see their work on other people's compilations? Snatch (feat. NY art punk messrs Patti Palladin & Judy Nylon) give us the first CD release of "I.R.T" for many years. This was a SNIFFIN GLUE mag fave when it came out and was recorded with the help of some New York Dolls. Organist James Taylor (from JTQ) joins 80s mod legends The Clique for a spirited rendition of Crying Days (an northern soul classic). Detroit's Dirtbombs rock with "stop" and thee mighty caesars let Billy Childish vent his spleen on "Miss America". Cultwriter and notorious prankster Stewart Home (Slow Death/Pure Mania) delivers a joke and a song. And the legendary Television Personalities interpret Kelis's Milkshake. The comp also includes the mighty SCHWAB (recently ROUGH TRADES ALBUM OF THE WEEK)and David Cronenberg's Wife...and Robert Pollard (ex-Guided By Voices). Plus award-winning comics Gary le Strange and Alan Parker Urban Warrior. And, oh yeah, a live track from 1978, recovered from a skip: X RAY SPEX, at rock against racism playing The Day The World Turned Dayglo.

Stewart Lee described it as like "being in the room of a friend who spools through and electic, impressive record collection. You liked that, then listen to this..", etc

Additional Info: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HEAVEN & WOOLWORTHS IS THE LATEST RELEASE FROM THE INCREDIBLY POOR & INDEPENDENT 'FORTUNE TELLER PRESS'. ANOTHER COLLECTION OF THINGS WITHOUT A PARTICULAR ANGLE OR UNIFYING THEME (FOLLOWING ON IN SPIRIT FROM POEMS FOR THE RETIRED NIHILIST, A COLLECTION OF WRITINGS FROM THE GREAT AND THE DEAD), 20 TRACKS IN ALL, INCLUDING: PUNK ROCK, ROCK, ROLL, SOULFULNESS, SKEWED COMEDIANS SINGING, LESSER-KNOWN ACTS & THE DOWNRIGHT DISREGARDED. SBH&W INCLUDES SNATCH (FROM 1977), DAN TREACY'S TELEVISION PERSONALITIES (TAKING ON MILKSHAKE BY KELIS), DETROIT'S THE DIRTBOMBS, BILLY CHILDISH (IN THE GUISE OF THEE MIGHTY CAESARS) & A LIVE GEM FROM X RAY SPEX AT RAR 1978 (FOUND ON 1/4INCH IN A SKIP). THERE IS IAN MACKAYE'S MINOR THREAT (WHO NEVER CONTRIBUTE TO COMPILATIONS). ANARCHIST HIPPY BAND THE ASTRONAUTS MAKE A VERY WELCOME APPEARANCE. WE PRESENT A RARE-AS-ROCKING-HORSE-SHIT SOUL TRACK, DUG UP FROM THE DUSTIEST OF CRATES IN THE SHADIEST OF WAREHOUSES: THE FOUR MONITORS. PLUS A BELTER FROM DALSTON'S BEST-KEPT SECRET SCHWAB. AND NOT FORGETTING THE SUPERB BLACK MADONNAS. AWARD-WINNING COMICS GARY LE STRANGE & SIMON MUNNERY SHOW THEY CAN BE ROCKSTARS TOO. CULT WRITER STEWART HOME EVEN SERENADES US WITH A PUNK LOVE SONG. PLUS ELSE BESIDES. AND HANDNUMBERED IN AN UNREPEATABLE EDITION OF 1000. WE HAVE 400 ONLY TO SELL. THIS BEAUTIFUL MESS WAS COMPILED BY GRAHAM BENDEL (EDITOR OF POEMS FOR THE RETIRED NIHILIST & DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY BILLY CHILDISH IS DEAD).
Somewhere Between Heaven & Woolworths
1.  Astronauts, The  -  Seagull Mania
2.  Black Madonnas, The  -  White Sands
3.  Television Personalities  -  The Goods Gone
4.  Stewart Home  -  William Burroughs In Hell
5.  X-Ray Spex  -  The Day The World Turned Dayglo [Live]
      - Recorded at RAR - 1978
6.  Snatch  -  IRT
7.   Robert Pollard  -  Their Biggest Win
8.  Thee Mighty Ceaser Feat. Billy Childish  -  (Miss America) Got To Get You Outside My Head
9.  Minor Threat  -  Minor Threat [Demo]
10. Stewart Home  -  Necrophile
11. David Cronenberg's Wife  -  I'm On The Booze Mama
12. Gary Le Strange  -  Michael The Swan
13. Alan Parker Urban Warrior  -  Grey
14. Schwab  -  The Greed
15. Television Personalities  -  Milkshake
16. David Cronenberg's Wife  -  I Do Know
17. Whitman McGowan  -  White Folks Was Wild Once, Too
18. Clique (Feat. James Taylor), The  -  Crying Days
19. Dirtbombs  -  Stop
20. Four Monitors, The  -  Dark Side Of The Ghetto