Hey! Little Child Jukebox 7”

by Blank Realm



NGL015, Edition of 200 copies (SOLD OUT)

"Blank Realm have been setting hearts aflutter in Brisbane and beyond (including, most recently, the United States) for the better part of the last decade. Over two LP's and a gaggle of small run CDr and tape releases, this rabid family unit have blurred the lines between spoiled Krautrock, FM channel-surfing and psychedelic shrubbery. Their first release on NGL is also the first in a series of Negative Guest List 'Jukebox Singles', where artist's are invited to take a song that has been pre-written by another and attempt to transcend the meaning of the word “cover”, the only guidelines being that it should be fit to cut at 45RPM's. Here, the Spencer's (and a Walsh!) add a blazed psychedandy vibe to Alex Chilton's orgiastic “Hey! Little Chid”, taken from his classic 'Like Flies On Sherbert' LP. If this is your first taste of BR it will surely only leave you wanting more, and for the old fans here is your chance to be satiated in hearing the only tune this band has covered on stage immortalised to wax. Get a gobfull." - Brendon Annesley/Negative Guest List

First in a series of NGL-curated jukebox singles (what we call one-sided 7"es in the States) that will feature chosen artists tackling cover songs selected by the label. Blank Realm have been a tough call for me thus far, their LP left me feeling like a man drowning in a sea of improv/noise with no life vest. The spectacular "Burgers In Our Midst" off the 'Wings Over Gabba' comp fell squarely in my wheelhouse however, a pleasantly Krauty drift in a contained one-track pool. This is probably the most trad-sounding this band is going to get, though they do go freewheelin' with the organ freak-outro. It's a fairly straight take on the Chilton-penned tune, and Blank Realm balance their more out tendencies well against the source material. While we can go on and on debating the merit of one-sided singles and the dollars-to-music ratio they present for those with a monthly record budget, lets just say this one succeeds as a concept.(RK - Terminal Boredom)


released July 17, 2011



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