Title: Ostrich Churchyard
Format: CD Album
Label: Postcard Records
Tracks - Louise Louise / 3 Cheers For Our Side / (To Put It In A) Nutshell / Satellite City / Consolation Prize / Holiday Hymn / Intuition Told Me (Parts 1 + 2) / Wan Light / Dying Day / Texas Fever / Tender Object / Falling And Laughing / Love Sick / Poor Old Soul / You Old Eccentric
Wan Light might have been more appropriate for a lacklustre solar eclipse but instead here's an early version of Orange Juice's Satellite City before it went all Haircut 100 on You Can't Hide Your Love Forever.
Ostrich Churchyard is the abandoned Postcard LP from 1981 that eventually surfaced during the label's Nineties renaissance. The album tracks more recently reappeared on The Glasgow School without the four 1980 Peel session recordings that close this CD and with them on the definitive Coals To Newcastle boxset.
There's a note on each of the songs in the booklet that states: "Written in the aftermath of an early Nu-Sonics concert (17th January 1978) supporting British Reggae outfit Steel Pulse and much to our chagrin, an embryonic Simple Minds at the Satellite City, a disco in the clouds above the Apollo. For a long time this was referred to simply as the 'Disco Song'..."
Whisper it all, cry wolf discreetly