Great Chafing Moonboots!
November 11, 2019 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Friends Again......that terrific wee Glasgow band of the mid-late eighties -wiki here- are to have their sole and debut album "Trapped and Unwrapped" given the thirty Year anniversary treatment from those wonderful people at Cherry Red Records

Depending on which of your friends you're arguing with at the time and how much beer has been consumed beforehand, the album contains either 16 flawless beauties or six solid gold classics plus ten paler variants thereof.
The unarguable classics include: Honey at the Core
State of Art
and Sunkissed
The re-release doesn't hit until later this month but nothing's lost by getting your ears re-attuned to this particular loud and lovely wavelength.
posted by Wrick (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
That was pretty great. Gotta say I wasn't expecting the moonboots. I like the singer's delivery, not at all what the music immediately would've suggested.
posted by aesop at 9:34 AM on November 11, 2019

The Orange Juice influence is strong, and they're not exactly timeless classics, but solid Scottish pop played w/wit, a sense of the ridiculous, and occasionally a palpable dash of real joy. A few more:

Lucky Star
Vaguely Yours
Old Flame
Swallows in the Rain
South of Love
Lullaby No. 2

Friends Again definitely deserve a place in any retro 80s DJ set.
posted by ryanshepard at 11:52 AM on November 11, 2019

Nevereardofem … but they did lead on to Love and Money, who made the ultra-80s Candybar Express
posted by scruss at 8:02 PM on November 11, 2019

Sounds like a mixture of Deacon Blues and Aztec Camera.

posted by fordiebianco at 11:26 PM on November 11, 2019

The album is available on Spotify, so I listened to it this morning and it is indeed somewhat Orange Juicey, slightly too twee for my taste right now, but not bad.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:34 AM on November 12, 2019

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