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The Wedding Present - Discography

Singles

These are the British Releases, all other releases will be available soon... Sources: "Orange Slices" and "Thank Yer, Very Glad".

 

 

 

 

Go Out And Get 'Em Boy!May 1985 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 001)
May 1985 - US 7" (City Slang CSL 001)

1 Go Out And Get 'Em Boy! 2 (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again
Only 500 were pressed and early review copies were accompanied with a fanzine (Invasion of the Wedding Present). Drums on 'Go Out And Get 'Em Boy' played by Julian Sowa.

Once MoreFeb 1986 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 002)

1 Once More 2 At The Edge Of The Sea
3500 pressed.

Don't Try And Stop Me MotherApr 1986 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 002/12)

1 Go Out And Get 'Em Boy! 2 (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again 3 Once More 4 At The Edge Of The Sea
Both sides of the first two singles were included after copies of the 7" singles sold out.

You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your FriendsJul 1986 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 003)
Jul 1986 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 003/12)

1 You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends 2 This Boy Can Wait 3 Living And Learning (12" Only)
600 copies mistakenly have 'You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends' pressed on both sides (7").

The Peel SessionsOct 1986 - UK 12" (Strange Fruit SFPS009)

1 This Boy Can Wait 2 You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends 3 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? 4 Felicity
Originally broadcast on February 26. 'Felicity' is an Orange Juice cover. Mike Stout plays guitar on "Felicity".

 

My Favourite DressFeb 1987 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 005)
Feb 1987 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 005/12)

1 My Favourite Dress 2 Every Mother's Son 3 Never Said
3000 copies were pressed in white vinyl and 2000 more were later given away free with the 'George Best" album.

Anyone Can Make A MistakeJul 1987 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 006)
Sep 1987 - UK MC (Reception Records REC 006C)
Sep 1987 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 006/12)

1 Anyone Can Make A Mistake 2 All About Eve 3 Getting Nowhere Fast (12" & MC only)
A Reception Records "rose" badge was shrink wrapped to copies of the cassette. 'Getting Nowhere Fast' is a Girls At Our Best cover.

Nobody's Twisting Your ArmFeb 1988 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 009)
Feb 1988 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 009/12)
Feb 1988 - UK CD Single (Reception Records REC CD 009)

1 Nobody's Twisting Your Arm (4.01) 2 Nothing Comes Easy (4.24)* 3 Don't Laugh (3.01)* 4 I'm Not Always So Stupid (4.04)
Total Time: 15.36 (* 12" & CD Single only)
8000 copies released in a gatefold sleeve.

Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?Sep 1988 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 011)
Sep 1988 - UK 12" (Reception Records REC 011/12)
Sep 1988 - UK MC (Reception Records REC 011C)
Sep 1988 - UK CD Single (Reception Records REC 011 CD)

1 Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (2.34) 2 Not From Where I'm Standing (2.36) 3 Give My Love To Kevin (acoustic) (2.52)* 4 Getting Better (2.07)* 5 Pourquoi Est Tu Devenue Si Raisonable? (2.34)**
Total Time: 12.50 (* 12" & CD Single only, ** CD Single only)
There were two versions of the cassette, the only difference being the sleeve artwork. 'Getting Better' is a Beatles cover.

Pourquoi Est Tu Devenue Si Raisonable?Sep 1988 - UK 7" (Reception Records REC 011F)

1 Pourquoi Est Tu Devenue Si Raisonable? 2 Give My Love To Kevin
'Pourquoi Es Tu...' is 'Why Are You...' in French.

 

The Evening ShowNov 1988 - UK 12" (Strange Fruit SFNT 016)

1 Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft 2 Shatner 3 My Favourite Dress 4 I Found That Essence Rare
All tracks from a Janice Long radio session (May 15, 1986). 'I Found That Essence Rare' is a Gang of Four cover.

 

KennedyOct 1989 - UK 7" (RCA PB43117)
Oct 1989 - UK 12" (RCA PT43118)
Oct 1989 - UK MC1 (RCA PK43117)
Oct 1989 - UK MC2 (RCA PK43118)
Oct 1989 - UK CD Single (RCA PD43118)

1 Kennedy (4.23) 2 One Day This Will All Be Yours (3.17)* 3 Unfaithful (1.59) 4 It's Not Unusual (2.06)*
Total Time: 11.57 (* 12", CD Single & MC only)
The first 3,000 copies of the 12" included a poster based on the sleeve artwork. The cassette versions came in 2 versions: a so-called 7" cassette-single with the 2 songs from the 7" record, and a corresponding 12" cassette single with the other remaining 2 tracks present. 'It's Not Unusual' is a Tom Jones cover.

BrassneckFeb 1990 - UK 7" (RCA PB43403)
Feb 1990 - UK 12" (RCA PT43404)
Feb 1990 - UK MC1 (RCA PK43403)
Feb 1990 - UK MC2 (RCA PK43404)
Feb 1990 - UK CD Single (RCA PD43404)

1 Brassneck (4.22) 2 Don't Talk Just Kiss (3.18) 3 Gone (2.41)* 4 Box Elder (2.14)*
Total Time: 12.44 (* 12", CD Single & MC only)
The first 3,000 copies of the 7" came in numbered sleeves, each individually painted by members of the band themselves. 'Brassneck' is a new version, 'Box Elder' is a Pavement cover.

3 Songs EP Oct 1990 - UK 7" (RCA PB44021)
Oct 1990 - UK 10" (RCA PJ44022)
Oct 1990 - UK 12" (RCA PT44022)
Oct 1990 - UK MC (RCA PK44021)
Oct 1990 - UK CD Single (RCA PD44022)

1 Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (3.42) 2 Crawl (2.42) 3 Corduroy (3.21) 4 Take Me! (Live)*
Total Time: 9.53 (* 10" only, that record is called "4 Songs EP")
'Make Me Smile' is a Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel cover.

DallianceMay 1991 - UK 7" (RCA PB44495)
May 1991 - UK 10" (RCA PJ44495)
May 1991 - UK 12" (RCA PT44496)
May 1991 - UK MC (RCA PK44495)
May 1991 - UK CD Single (RCA PD44496)

1 Dalliance (4.00) 2 Niagara (2.51) 3 She's My Best Friend (4.06)* 4 What Have I Said Now? (Live)**
Total Time: 11.08 (* 10", 12" & CD Single only; ** 10" only)
The 10" was numbered, but came without an inner bag. 'She's My Best Friend' is a Velvet Underground cover.

Lovenest Jul 1991 - UK 12" (RCA PT44750)
Jul 1991 - UK CD Single (RCA PD44750)

1 Lovenest (Edit) (4.53) 2 Mothers (2.56) 3 Dan Dare (1.40) 4 Fleshworld (4.26)
Total Time: 13.59
The edited version had 18 seconds of noise removed from the beginning. 'Mothers' is a Jean Paul Sartre Experience cover. Dan Dare is the name of a character in a British newspaper cartoon.

Blue EyesJan 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45185)

1 Blue Eyes 2 Cattle And Cane
'Cattle And Cane' is a Go-Betweens cover. This is the first of the 12 singles released in 1992. Each single is a limited edition of 10,000 copies.

1 is taken from a dollar bill.

Go Go DancerFeb 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45183)

1 Go Go Dancer 2 Don't Cry No Tears
'Don't Cry No Tears' is a Neil Young cover.

2 is from Thunderbird.

ThreeMar 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45181)

1 Three 2 Think That It Might
'Think That It Might' is an Altered Images cover.

3 was going to be from 'Led Zeppelin III' "but they wanted £5000 which is abit steep, so we justtook it from Paul's typewriter".

Silver ShortsApr 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45311)

1 Silver Shorts 2 Falling
'Falling' is a Julee Cruise cover (the Twin Peaks theme tune).

4 is from The Fantastic Four.

Come Play With MeMay 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45313)

1 Come Play With Me 2 Pleasant Valley Sunday
'Pleasant Valley Sunday' is a Monkees cover.

5 is from Chanel No 5.

CaliforniaJun 1992 - UK 7" (RCA PB45315)

1 California 2 Let's Make Some Plans
'Let's Make Some Plans' is a Close Lobsters cover.

6 is from Bar 6 chocolate.

Flying SaucerJul 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321101157)

1 Flying Saucer 2 Rocket
'Rocket' is a Mud cover.

7 is from a 7-Up can: "it was surprisingly easy to get permission".

Boing!Aug 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321101177)

1 Boing! 2 Theme From Shaft
'Theme From Shaft' is an Isaac Hayes cover.

8 is from a pool ball.

LoveslaveSep 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321101167)

1 Loveslave 2 Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
'Chant Of Ever Circling Skeletal Family' is a David Bowie cover.

9 is from Apollo 9: "when we rang up for the photo the Library Of Science pointed out that it was a bit morbid since this was the one where the astronauts got killed".

StickyOct 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321116917)

1 Sticky 2 Go Wild In The Country
'Go Wild In The Country' is a Bow Wow Wow cover.

10 is from News At Ten.

The Queen Of Outer SpaceNov 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321116927)

1 The Queen Of Outer Space 2 U.F.O.
'UFO' is a cover of the theme tune from a 70's sci-fi series of the same name.

11 is George Best's shirt, "a nice link back to the LP".

No ChristmasDec 1992 - UK 7" (RCA 74321116937)

1 No Christmas 2 Step Into Christmas
'Step Into Christmas' is the Elton John/Bernie Taupin cover that appeared a year before on the 'Lump Of Coal' christmas covers album.

12 is from a Christmas stamp.

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah YeahSep 1994 - UK 12" (Island 12IS 585/854 097-1)
Sep 1994 - UK MC (Island CIS 585/854 096-4)
Sep 1994 - UK CD1 (Island CID 585/854 097-2)
Sep 1994 - UK CD2 (Island CIDX 585/854 099-2)

1 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (3.12) 2 Le Bikini (1.38) 3 Flame On (3.49) 4 Him Or Me (What's It Going To Be?) (2.41)
Total Time: 11.30

1 Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah (3.28) 2 Gazebo (3.24) 3 So Long, Baby (2.33) 4 Spangle (3.10)
Total Time: 12.46
'Him Or Me' is a Paul Revere & The Raiders cover.
'These 2 CD tracks comprised an unedited rendition of the title song (with a false start left on!). The other three were originally recorded for BBC Radio 1's John Peel Show.

It's A GasNov 1994 - UK 7" (Island 7IS 591/854 150-7)
Nov 1994 - UK 12" (Island 12IS 591/854 151-1)
Nov 1994 - UK MC (Island CIS 591/854 150-4)
Nov 1994 - UK CD (Island CID 591/854 151-2)

1 It's A Gas (3.28) 2 Jumper Clown (2.52)* 3 It's A Gas (Acoustic Version) (3.26)* 4 Bubbles (3.55)
Total Time: 13.56 (* 12" & CD Single only)
The single version of 'It's A Gas' is completely different from the one on Watusi. 'Jumper Clown' is a Creepers cover.

Sucker??? 1995 - UK 7" (Siesta Records, no catalog number.)
??? 1995 - US 7" (Merge Records, Mrg092)
This limited edition (3,000 copies) was only available at concerts and by mail-order directly from the band themselves.

 

2, 3, GoAug 1996 - UK 7" (Cooking Vinyl fry 048)
Aug 1996 - UK 12" (Cooking Vinyl ???)
Aug 1996 - UK CD (Cooking Vinyl fry cd 048)

1 2, 3, Go (3.39) 2 Real Thing (Acoustic Version) (1.42) 3 Jet Girl (Acoustic Version) (2.12) 4 Up (2.53)
Total Time: 10.29

MontrealJan 1997 - UK 7" 1 (Cooking Vinyl FRY 053)
Jan 1997 - UK 7" 2 (Cooking Vinyl FRY 053X)
Jan 1997 - UK CD Single (Cooking Vinyl FRY CD 053)

CD Single 1 Montreal (3.07) 2 Sports Car (Acoustic Version) (2.21) 3 My Favourite Dress (Live) (3.56) 4 Brassneck (Live) (3.55)
Total Time: 13.21

7" 1 1 Montreal (3.07) 2 Project Cenzo (2.47)
7" 2 1 Montreal (3.07) 2 Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme From Cheers ) (1.59)

Interstate 5Nov 2004 - UK CD Single (Scopitones TONE CD018)

1 Interstate 5 (6.07) 2 Bad Thing (3.04) 3 Snapshots (5.02)
Total Time: 14.11

I'm From Further North Than YouJan 2005 - UK CD Single (Scopitones TONE CD019)
Jan 2005 - UK 7" Single (Scopitones TONE 019)
Jan 2005 - UK DVD Single (Scopitones TONE DVD019)

Jan 2005 - UK CD Single (Scopitones TONE CD019)
1. I'm From Further North Than You (3.29) 2. Kindling (2.15) 3. The Girl With The Curious Smile (4.18)
Total Time: 10.02

Jan 2005 - UK 7" Single (Scopitones TONE 019)
1.I'm From Further North Than You [Klee Remix] 2. Nickels and Dimes

Jan 2005 - UK DVD Single (Scopitones TONE DVD019)
Promo videos : I'm From Further North Than You / Interstate 5 / Perfect Blue (three minute film)

Ringway To Seatac Oct 2005 - UK CD Single (Scopitones TONE CD022)

1. Ringway To Seatac (2.41) 2. Shivers (4.08) 3. American Tan (1.35)
Total Time: 8.24

©2005 Chester Severien ([email protected])