Westlake searched for a new label to put out the next Servants record, but the other members of the band began to look around for live and recording work with bands who had label backing.
Without a record company behind them, Westlake's cohorts got more involved in other bands and the line-up fell apart. Westlake set about putting together a new line-up of the Servants in November Drummer John I Told You So - Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream? (CD) knew the songs, but there was not enough time to find and rehearse-in a full new band line-up to do the session. Australian band the Go-Betweens had become friends when the Servants opened for them on tour. Robert Forster of the band offered to play guitar, bringing in Robert Vickers on bass and Amanda Brown on violin.
House of Love: Shine On. Blow-up: Catch Me. Luke Haines answered Westlake's music press ad in November ' Westlake and Haines recorded with the Triffids' rhythm section. As Haines says in the sleevenotes to the Reserved compilation, "it cuts against the grain of the paisley psychedeliasts and inept Byrds tribute acts clogging up the Creation roster.
Creation Records invited Westlake to make a six-song mini-album inbut there still was not a full band. Westlake and Haines recorded some songs with the Triffids' rhythm section, and Westlake wanted to call the record after the opening track, "The Word Around Town".
Westlake and Haines toured the UK accompanied only by a Dr Rhythm drum machine, but Creation delayed six months in releasing the record, calling it Westlake. Luke Haines was in the Servants from to The Servants didn't fit in with Creation's way of thinking and were dropped.
Glass Records invited the band to record an album. These signalled a growing complexity in Amelia's songwriting, particularly 'Atta Girl', in which Amelia and Cathy sung in rapid-fire trade-off vocals.
A broadening and darkening of lyrical subject matter was shown in the B-side, 'Hearts and Crosses', which told the story of a date rape, with an upbeat keyboard riff providing I Told You So - Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream? (CD) ironic counterpoint. Here the group were at their most commercial and at their most attuned with the growing Britpop movement. The arrangements expanded even more to include strings and a large amount of percussion, and the dual-vocal trick was used on several tracks.
Lyrically, the old romantic view of love was largely banished, but the tunes remained as upbeat and joyful as ever. The group's last album was Operation Heavenly Arriving in the middle of the Britpop boom, the album contained such fine singles as 'Space Manatee' and 'Trophy Girlfriend'.
Despite the closing of Sarah Records and release on Wiiija, the album was still recognisably the Heavenly sound. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Review I Told You So - Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream? (CD) Fred Thomas. Track Listing. Beatnik Boy. My Best Friend. Steaming Train. Just a Dream. Talulah Gosh. Don't Go Away. The artwork resembles the cover of They've Scoffed the Lot : as well I Told You So - Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream?
(CD) the pattern design, two members are shown on the front with three on the back. This contained Backwash in full, with the addition of four demo tracks recorded in and previously issued as a limited edition EP for Record I Told You So - Talulah Gosh - Was It Just A Dream? (CD) Day in Was It Just A Dream has the Backwash tracks in the same order, but with the side breaks after "Talulah Gosh session version " and "Spearmint Head", and four extra tracks appended to side four:.
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