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Listen1. Dry Ice HotFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 3:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen2. The Art of WankingFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 3:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen3. Modern Dance CrazeFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen4. Film TitlesFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 4:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen5. Sex Is a LanguageFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 3:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen6. VolitionFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 3:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen7. NowFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 5:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen8. Seventeen EelsFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 1:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen9. Man Made It SoFishfood vs the Birth of Sharon 4:110.89  Buy MP3 
 
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‘This album is like the missing link in Bristol's musical history. The good albums that is!! ‘ GEOFF BARROW - PORTISHEAD

As the 1970s blurred into the 1980s, the sparks generated by the City's punk bands with their ‘can do attitude’ to the music business ignited and Bristol's music scene burst into life with a myriad of separate scenes springing up across the city, reggae, jazz, power pop, jazz funk and post punk. Many of the latter were part of what was called the Clifton set, named after Bristol's most famous Georgian suburb where they mostly lived, played and held court.
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‘This album is like the missing link in Bristol's musical history. The good albums that is!! ‘ GEOFF BARROW - PORTISHEAD

As the 1970s blurred into the 1980s, the sparks generated by the City's punk bands with their ‘can do attitude’ to the music business ignited and Bristol's music scene burst into life with a myriad of separate scenes springing up across the city, reggae, jazz, power pop, jazz funk and post punk. Many of the latter were part of what was called the Clifton set, named after Bristol's most famous Georgian suburb where they mostly lived, played and held court.
Alongside the better known Clifton bands, The Pop Group, Art Objects, Glaxo Babies, The Startled Insects and Rip Rig And Panic was Fishfood and its singer Andy Fairley who aptly enough was recruited, based mainly on appearance, in a Clifton pub. Like many great talents Andy burned brightly, but only for a short time, the nine tracks included here being the sum of his output recorded between 1980 and 1983.
The three Fish Food tracks are the earliest originally released in 1981 on the innovative “Bristol Recorder 2” compilation. The rest of the tracks are previously unreleased and date from three years later with Andy’s second band The Birth of Sharon. The music itself is experimental and avant garde, a mixture of influences from reggae to Captain Beefheart, from krautrock to industrial, from punk to funk, genuinely cutting edge; experimental there were no boundaries to their creativity.
This is a project born out of love for an artist that few have heard of. The album was compiled and the sleeve notes written by Howard Purse, who was Andy’s band mate in both bands. The sleeve design is a painting from local artist Jimmy Galvin who played guitar alongside Andy and Howard in The Birth of Sharon. Andy and his music touched them and thirty years later they wanted to expose it to a wider audience. Mike Darby and Bristol Archive Records are here for exactly this sort of project, genuinely original and creative music from Bristol’s past that has fallen through the cracks, blissfully ignored by the London centric music industry in the eighties it has finally found it's spiritual home with us.
The music touched others, especially musicians, The Pop Groups Mark Stewart calls Andy his generation's Chatterton, another great Bristolian talent lost at an early age, whilst Geoff Barrow chose Andy's music for Portishead to use as pre gig warm up soundtrack. Andy's music is still relevant today and now everyone can find out what the fuss is about and ponder over what might have been.
Andy Fairley’s “Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon” is released by Bristol Archive Records on 3rd February 2014 available on Limited Edition Vinyl with screen printed jacket, CD and digital download.

www.bristolarchiverecords.com
ARTIST: Andy Fairley
TITLE: Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon
RELEASE DATE: 3rd February 2014
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock
FORMAT: Limited Edition Vinyl (Screen Printed Jacket), CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC269V and ARC269CD
BARCODE: 5052571051313 / 5052571052020

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

‘This album is like the missing link in Bristol's musical history. The good albums that is!! ‘ GEOFF BARROW - PORTISHEAD

As the 1970s blurred into the 1980s, the sparks generated by the City's punk bands with their ‘can do attitude’ to the music business ignited and Bristol's music scene burst into life with a myriad of separate scenes springing up across the city, reggae, jazz, power pop, jazz funk and post punk. Many of the latter were part of what was called the Clifton set, named after Bristol's most famous Georgian suburb where they mostly lived, played and held court.
Alongside the better known Clifton bands, The Pop Group, Art Objects, Glaxo Babies, The Startled Insects and Rip Rig And Panic was Fishfood and its singer Andy Fairley who aptly enough was recruited, based mainly on appearance, in a Clifton pub. Like many great talents Andy burned brightly, but only for a short time, the nine tracks included here being the sum of his output recorded between 1980 and 1983.
The three Fish Food tracks are the earliest originally released in 1981 on the innovative “Bristol Recorder 2” compilation. The rest of the tracks are previously unreleased and date from three years later with Andy’s second band The Birth of Sharon. The music itself is experimental and avant garde, a mixture of influences from reggae to Captain Beefheart, from krautrock to industrial, from punk to funk, genuinely cutting edge; experimental there were no boundaries to their creativity.
This is a project born out of love for an artist that few have heard of. The album was compiled and the sleeve notes written by Howard Purse, who was Andy’s band mate in both bands. The sleeve design is a painting from local artist Jimmy Galvin who played guitar alongside Andy and Howard in The Birth of Sharon. Andy and his music touched them and thirty years later they wanted to expose it to a wider audience. Mike Darby and Bristol Archive Records are here for exactly this sort of project, genuinely original and creative music from Bristol’s past that has fallen through the cracks, blissfully ignored by the London centric music industry in the eighties it has finally found it's spiritual home with us.
The music touched others, especially musicians, The Pop Groups Mark Stewart calls Andy his generation's Chatterton, another great Bristolian talent lost at an early age, whilst Geoff Barrow chose Andy's music for Portishead to use as pre gig warm up soundtrack. Andy's music is still relevant today and now everyone can find out what the fuss is about and ponder over what might have been.
Andy Fairley’s “Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon” is released by Bristol Archive Records on 3rd February 2014 available on Limited Edition Vinyl with screen printed jacket, CD and digital download.

www.bristolarchiverecords.com
ARTIST: Andy Fairley
TITLE: Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon
RELEASE DATE: 3rd February 2014
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock
FORMAT: Limited Edition Vinyl (Screen Printed Jacket), CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC269V and ARC269CD
BARCODE: 5052571051313 / 5052571052020

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

‘This album is like the missing link in Bristol's musical history. The good albums that is!! ‘ GEOFF BARROW - PORTISHEAD

As the 1970s blurred into the 1980s, the sparks generated by the City's punk bands with their ‘can do attitude’ to the music business ignited and Bristol's music scene burst into life with a myriad of separate scenes springing up across the city, reggae, jazz, power pop, jazz funk and post punk. Many of the latter were part of what was called the Clifton set, named after Bristol's most famous Georgian suburb where they mostly lived, played and held court.
Alongside the better known Clifton bands, The Pop Group, Art Objects, Glaxo Babies, The Startled Insects and Rip Rig And Panic was Fishfood and its singer Andy Fairley who aptly enough was recruited, based mainly on appearance, in a Clifton pub. Like many great talents Andy burned brightly, but only for a short time, the nine tracks included here being the sum of his output recorded between 1980 and 1983.
The three Fish Food tracks are the earliest originally released in 1981 on the innovative “Bristol Recorder 2” compilation. The rest of the tracks are previously unreleased and date from three years later with Andy’s second band The Birth of Sharon. The music itself is experimental and avant garde, a mixture of influences from reggae to Captain Beefheart, from krautrock to industrial, from punk to funk, genuinely cutting edge; experimental there were no boundaries to their creativity.
This is a project born out of love for an artist that few have heard of. The album was compiled and the sleeve notes written by Howard Purse, who was Andy’s band mate in both bands. The sleeve design is a painting from local artist Jimmy Galvin who played guitar alongside Andy and Howard in The Birth of Sharon. Andy and his music touched them and thirty years later they wanted to expose it to a wider audience. Mike Darby and Bristol Archive Records are here for exactly this sort of project, genuinely original and creative music from Bristol’s past that has fallen through the cracks, blissfully ignored by the London centric music industry in the eighties it has finally found it's spiritual home with us.
The music touched others, especially musicians, The Pop Groups Mark Stewart calls Andy his generation's Chatterton, another great Bristolian talent lost at an early age, whilst Geoff Barrow chose Andy's music for Portishead to use as pre gig warm up soundtrack. Andy's music is still relevant today and now everyone can find out what the fuss is about and ponder over what might have been.
Andy Fairley’s “Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon” is released by Bristol Archive Records on 3rd February 2014 available on Limited Edition Vinyl with screen printed jacket, CD and digital download.

www.bristolarchiverecords.com
ARTIST: Andy Fairley
TITLE: Fishfood vs. The Birth of Sharon
RELEASE DATE: 3rd February 2014
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock
FORMAT: Limited Edition Vinyl (Screen Printed Jacket), CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC269V and ARC269CD
BARCODE: 5052571051313 / 5052571052020

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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