• easy Magic Seed (CD, £7.50)

    Re-release of the debut album by Easy. It was twenty seven years ago that Swedish indie band Easy released their debut album Magic Seed on the renowned Blast First label. Label supremo Paul Smith evidently recognised the perfect combination of Sonic Youth-like intensity and the sweet harmonies of The Beach Boys. When Easy first arrived in England they met audiences who were unaware of Swedish pop, except for ABBA of course. Easy’s singer Johan Holmlund quickly took advantage of the situation. With his tongue firmly in his cheek, Johan pointed out that Abba’s Agnetha Faltskog was babysitting in their native Jonkoping. The journalists liked what they heard. In June 1990 the NME’s Dele Fadele wrote: ‘’I think Easy will help break down that traditional English snobbish attitude towards European acts. People will be made to sit up and notice, ‘cos what they’re doing right now is intrinsically more valid than most of the inadequates who clog up record shops.’’ Easy released three singles: Castle Train, He Brings The Honey and Horoscope which all found place in the UK indie charts) and toured all around Europe with the likes of The Gun Club, The House Of Love, Lush, The Charlatans and The Jesus and Mary Chain. So early 2018 sees the release of the remastered version of this classic debut with hypnotic original artwork by William Latham. Tracklist: 1) Castle Train 2) He Brings The Honey 3) Cloud Chamber 4) Dam-sugar 5) On A Sunny Day 6) Land Diving 7) Horoscope 8) Between John & Yoko 9) Pleasure Cruise 10) Magic Seed 11) Apples For You 12) Flamingo 13) Number 25 14) Snake Charmer 15) Horoscope (Daniel Miller mix) 16) Come Find The Horses (demo)


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