It's Not the Size That Counts

It's Not the Size That Counts

     
 
This sampler from the late, lamented I.R.S. Records is an amazingly mixed bag. The program ranges from the quirky jangle pop of Kirsty MacColl' s "Titanic Days" ("His rope, my wrists/ I never knew there might be days like this") to second-wave ska courtesy of the English Beat, who weigh in with a live

Overview

This sampler from the late, lamented I.R.S. Records is an amazingly mixed bag. The program ranges from the quirky jangle pop of Kirsty MacColl' s "Titanic Days" ("His rope, my wrists/ I never knew there might be days like this") to second-wave ska courtesy of the English Beat, who weigh in with a live version of "Tears of a Clown." There are also stopovers in the land of aggressive proto-techno (Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine's "Lenny and Terence"), bhangra (Sahotas's "Hass Hogia"), and experimental house (William Orbit's "Water From a Vine Leaf -- Acid Bath Mix"). In retrospect, it's easy to see why this label went belly-up: there hasn't been room in the marketplace for a label this interesting and unpredictable in ages. Other highlights include "Bubbling Hot" by Ranking Roger and Pato Banton (a pretty blatant rehash of "Pato and Roger a Go Talk," not to mention of "Pato and Roger Come Again") and the monotonous but strangely cute "Sploosh" by Ozric Tentacles.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724382783428
catalogNumber:
27834

Tracks

  1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  2. Titanic Days
  3. Jacksie
  4. State of Mind
  5. Lenny and Terence
  6. Thousand Tiny Wishes
  7. What's Come Over Me?
  8. Sploosh!
  9. Hass Hogia
  10. Surrender
  11. It All Begins Here
  12. Water from a Vine Leaf
  13. Everybody Knows
  14. Bubbling Hot
  15. Tears of a Clown

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Concrete Blonde   Track Performer
English Beat   Track Performer
Kirsty MacColl   Track Performer
Vinx   Track Performer
Pato Banton   Track Performer
Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine   Track Performer
William Orbit   Track Performer
Single Gun Theory   Track Performer
Dada   Track Performer
Ranking Roger   Track Performer
Point   Track Performer
Over the Rhine   Track Performer
Ozric Tentacles   Track Performer
Middleman   Track Performer
Sahotas   Track Performer
Ofunwa   Track Performer

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