Title: Niagara Falls
Format: CD Album
Label: Shake / Postcard Records
Tracks - Un-loaded For You / The Holes Of Corpus Christi / Crazy Pony / She's A Nicer Word To Sing / 22 Blue / Don't Worry Babe, You're Not The Only One Awake / Beautiful Car / Peanut Brain / This Arsehole's Been Burned Too Many Times Before / Going Off Someone / Pop's Love Thing / Trace Nine / Chocolate Swastika / Inside Of Your Heart / These Days
Niagara Falls was under ice and snow the last time we visited so a week ago we got in line for the Maid of the Mist looking stupid in blue plastic ponchos that were little use as the boat looped through the roar and spray.
Our coach driver told us countless thrill seekers had plunged over the edge in barrels, boxes and tyres mostly to turn up downstream and dead four days later which made me wonder why they bothered searching for them on days one, two and three...
The waterfall also provided the title for this Canadian compilation featuring 'a selection of recordings from the first eighteen months in the underground life of The Nectarine No9'. Licensed by Shake The Record Label from Postcard it includes songs from debut album A Sea With Three Stars, the Un-Loaded For You EP and the Arsehole 7" as well as a few session tracks that appeared on the same year's Guitar Thieves BBC collection.
I'd guess this version of Jackson Browne's These Days is another radio recording but there's scant information within the booklet to unravel its actual source. Its a song I'd known and loved since picking up Chelsea Girl by Browne's lover Nico and was exclusive to Niagara Falls for a long while before resurfacing briefly on Creeping Bent's 5th anniversary overview Bentboutique.