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Added 9th October 2010 by dubwise-er


Blue Orchids, The Passage
16th March 1982

Extract from a magazine called "Masterbag" which described itself as "The new release magazine of the independent wholesalers". Don't know where I picked it up from but just flicking through it makes some quite interesting reading and an insight into what was happening round '82. Didn't know Mikey Dread had produced a Zounds record....The Hoax get a couple of mentions;remember Watty from The Exploited having them in his top 5 bands list in Sounds one time;not sure if that helped their career any...Stuff about Chris Sievey, Carmel, The Fall etc.
The Passage track X.O.Y.O. had an exemplary example of hand-clapping on it ,and they and Blue Orchids had been erstwhile residents of Chaz Baz Cresc. Hulme, during their long and illustrious careers.

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“The magazine was published by The Cartel, the independent record distribution network. It was a pretty good thing, had a flexidisc in it and I think it was free. Very sub-Smash Hits layout but useful for learning about what was up and coming.”
28 Oct 2010
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