Strawberry Switchblade: Trees And Flowers (7", W/Lbl) Ninety-Two Happy Customers: Haps 001: UK: 1983: Sell This Version: Recommendations Reviews Add Review. "It's like an exorcism inside me, it's like I'm getting it out of myself. You dig into things you're interested in yourself, whether they be political or art or anything. Barcode and Other Identifiers . "When you think of it, all of these people- the Creation people, all of the indie people, all of the dark industrial stuff- all of it came from punk, or just before, maybe going back to the sixties a bit even. It was like, this is mental! Yes, that's where all my songs come from; they come from growing up. As they all did with me; we all became really good friends.". I didn't actually want to tell anyone what it was about at the time.". Strawberry Switchblade – Strawberry Switchblade (1985) This video is unavailable. One suspects this may be how she likes it. Rose was from the deprived working class side of the city where violence was endemic. I could remember them from when I was fourteen, I was hyperventilating, I could hardly play. Strawberry Switchblade was a new wave duo from Glasgow, Scotland, UK, formed in 1981 by Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson.Bonded during the Glasgow punk scene of the late 1970s, first as friends, then as bandmates. Track 1 to 11 are the original LP Strawberry Switchblade Tracks 12 & 18 from the single Let Her Go Track 13 from the single Who Knows What Love Is? JILL BRYSON: At that point it was the Peel session you really wanted to get rather than a Jensen session, but we weren't going to turn down either. Babysprache twee „hübsch; süß; nett“) ist eine Variante des Indie-Pop, die sich durch einfache, hübsche Melodien und Texte auszeichnet.. Dieses Genre entstand 1986, als die britische Musikzeitschrift New Musical Express den Sampler C86 herausbrachte, auf dem unter anderem Bands wie The Pastels und Primal Scream enthalten waren. It opened the doors for everyone that was musical but hadn't gone through the right channels. I can think of bad things happening right back to when I was five years old, but I'm always seeing the good things. We'd been playing a few gigs in Glasgow and people obviously thought of it as a weirdo band of its time and place. But I'd been on Top Of The Pops and everything, so it wasn't like I was a stray or like Little Red Riding Hood walking into the woods with all the wolves around her; it was probably the other way around! They knew how much it meant to me. I was having a great time, but underneath it all there was a lot of crap going on. Formerly known as the Sunflower demos, after an alias Rose was considering using at the time, some of the tracks were intended for the never-made second Strawberry Switchblade album; others were written as Rose became increasingly involved with the post-industrial underground scene of Current 93 and Psychic TV. I don't want people inside my life that aren't invited. But I would rather my life be like that, be more spontaneous than not, because that's how I feel comfortable.". Just because I knew, and I thought that everybody knew what I meant! But at the same time it's a great song to have as your first single precisely because of that built-in nostalgia. Two hours of weather(ish) themed musical gems, with the usual dad n daught chat. It's worth noting too that Psychic TV were also courting pop success with the single 'Godstar,' which Rose sang on in early 1986. Track durations not listed on the release. Two neighbours had pulled me back, and in my rage I hadn't realised what afterwards I knew; that she didn't want to do that. And not only that, your private life is barely existent. In a interview published on the Strawberry Switchblade website, the band described how they were discovered by Kid Jensen and John Peel: INTERVIEWER: So how did you get signed? I said 'do you want us to send a tape?' Limited edition 7" that came free with initial copies of "Strawberry Switchblade". "Primal Scream were my friends; we're all from the same place so we kind of know each other. Strawberry Switchblade was Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall—two girls from the opposite ends of the city of Glasgow. Get real! Not literally that, but I just went from everybody can be saved to some people have just got to be beyond it - for a period of time. It's rubbish when people say, 'Oh, they look old now.' Read about Lynda (aka Let Her Go) (Kid Jensen Session) by Strawberry Switchblade and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. "My dad was half deaf, so he thought this guy had said do you know someone, but he actually said, are you someone? Feb 2, 2020 - Explore Maria's board "Strawberry switchblade" on Pinterest. I love it when people like my music, but I don't belong to people. I think Orange Juice had been signed by th… To find out more, click here. But I was in a total war zone. Rose does however still have a copy on cassette, and if the quality is good enough and everyone is in agreement it's possible it could eventually come out on Night School Records, who are beginning an extensive reissue of her back catalogue beginning with her album of immediate post-Strawberry Switchblade recordings, Cut With The Cake Knife . "It was an all-day event that had Micha Bergese with his dance team, which was totally amazing," Rose recalls. The Jensen session was a bit more upbeat, the Peel session was a bit quieter. "I know, that's great, because I believe great music never dies anyway. ROSE MCDOWALL: We did the John Peel session and then we did the Kid Jensen session. "I just loved Bjork's energy. and he said, 'no, that's OK'. "We did two gigs, actually," Rose confirms. "When I was a kid I never thought I'd see myself driving around Japan in a limousine, with people screaming at the car and stuff. I didn't enjoy that as much as it might have seemed. If Switchblade Symphony was a distored mirror, Strawberry Switchblade would be the twisted reflection. But I always wanted to be a singer, ever since I was really small, and it was punk that enabled me to do that. Although new material written with Canadian composer Shawn Pinchbeck is forthcoming, most recently Rose came full circle by opening for the Jesus And Mary Chain on this year's Psychocandy anniversary tour. Rose laughs. He was in a band in Glasgow, I can't remember what they were called. Strawberry Switchblade never fitted in. "It was horrendous," she admits. In the nineties Rose formed Spell with controversial noise musician and author Boyd Rice, exploring their shared love of 1960s bubblegum pop. We always got on really well because we were all quite similar in lots of ways. (Redirected from Jill Bryson) Strawberry Switchblade were a Scottish new wave / pop duo formed in Glasgow in 1981 by Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall, best known for their song "Since Yesterday" from 1985, and their flamboyant clothing with bows and polka-dots. It makes it a lot more colourful jigsaw puzzle. Their first gig in 1982 was followed within weeks by Radio One sessions for both John Peel and David 'Kid' Jensen, after which Bill Drummond and Dave Balfe came up to Glasgow and offered to manage them. That was just brilliant. It's funny when people think that if they don't hear about you then you're not doing anything, because as we all know, when people aren't seeing you, you're probably doing more, because you're in the studio, writing songs and doing all sorts of things. The introduction was sampled from First Class's single Beach Baby. JILL BRYSON: You know, it was just weird, the whole thing was SO weird. ", The teenage Rose formed her first band the Poems with soon-to-be husband Drew McDowall after they saw the Ramones live. At what point do you become uncool?". FruitierThanThou 9,179 views. The band are considered one hit wonders, when their song 'Since Yesterday' reached number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in 1985. "My dad got hit over the head with an axe, twice, and he was rushed to hospital," she says. Her father had once been hit in the head with an axe in … If you have any personal experiences with … Rose and her friend Jill Bryson were known on the Glasgow punk scene for their outrageous dress sense - polka dots, beribboned hair - and with friends like Orange Juice and Postcard records in the ascendant, and ideas and originality acknowledged as far more important than musical ability, it was natural that they should form a band. 11:23 . I flipped a coin and just thought, put them up against a wall and put them out of everybody's misery; these thugs, these people that are ruining everybody's lives. Written by Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall Produced by David Motion Released 1984 as a single, and in 1985 on the album Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday was the one big hit for Strawberry Switchblade.It originated as a radio session track called "Dance" for 'Kid Jensen's' Radio One evening show in 1982. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "Exactly! Since Yesterday was the one big hit for Strawberry Switchblade. That's what life is.". Strawberry Switchblade (auf Deutsch: erdbeerrotes Springmesser, Schreibweise auf den Veröffentlichungen war Sträwberry Switchbläde) war eine schottische Indie-Pop-Band, die 1981 in Glasgow gegründet wurde. "We won't put up with racism, we won't put up with sexism, we won't put up with ageism; we won't put up with any of that crap," she says. "I was always a creative person; I always loved singing. See more ideas about New romantics, Post punk, 80s goth. I'd had a close friend who had killed himself, jumping in front of a train, and lots of weird things. It's such an insipid world where everything is all beauty and perfection. But it was done in a very punky way I guess, because we were little punks.". Watch Queue Queue No, he just phoned my house - not even getting the producer of the show to phone - and said 'Hi, this is John Peel, do you want to do a session?' And it wasn't until after punk or something that I just got so cynical about saving all these people. Well that is an insane thing to say to anyone. Whatever you want to do in life, you do it your way. Broadcast: 05 October 1982. Watch the video for Since Yesterday from Strawberry Switchblade's Strawberry Switchblade for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. I played live with Felt at one of the Creation nights, too; that was really great fun but I was just in a very strange place at that time in my life. Recorded: 1982-10-04. Every day you just walked around thinking, anything could happen, at any time.". Because he was one of the first Glasgow punks he remembers Rose particularly. While her contributions are often crucial to the overall sound - especially on albums by Coil and Current 93 - to the casual observer Rose's career has been all but invisible. "That's where I came from; my husband of the time, Drew McDowall, worked with Coil for many years, and is still working now. I didn't like the stalkers; I like my privacy. Those poor little kids that I always thought were born into this, that have no choice, this is all they know; I do know that to be true, but also there was a part of me that thought, well, I grew up in that and I did not turn out like that. Their first gig in 1982 was followed within weeks by Radio One sessions for both John Peel and David 'Kid' Jensen, after which Bill Drummond and Dave Balfe came up to Glasgow and offered to manage them. She formed another duo, with ex … James Kirk from Orange Juice played bass and we had a guy called Shaheed Sarwar, who we all called Shaheed StarWars, played drums. To find out more, click here. You've got what I am prepared to give, and that's that. When … Twee-Pop [ˈtwiː-] (von engl. You don't always take what the papers say; you read between the lines. Profile: From the ominous shadows of Goth suddenly appeared two young girls in polka-dot dresses, flaming red lipstick, and hair ribbons. JILL BRYSON: We had to pick four songs, and there was only the two of us so we had to get a band together. We had to have eight songs to do it and we only had six so we had to write another two! Recorded: 1985-02-05. "Oh thanks," Rose laughs. There's a magic to that song, to that record, I think. But even by the standards of the times, things happened remarkably fast for Strawberry Switchblade. moysmat January 19, 2018 Report; what a stunningly beautiful song this is i love it very talented band Reply Notify me Helpful [r764314] Release. So when I arranged these gigs they all volunteered to help, which was brilliant. Rose enthuses. Emerging from a scene of goths and inconspicuous indie musicians, Strawberry Switchblade were a technicolour anomaly. Now that is just outrage to me. 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