Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Orchids - London, New Cross 22nd August 1992

Lyceum + SinglesStriving for the Lazy Perfection + Singles

It's been a while since we had a really old set on Burning World. Back in the early 1990's I was quite into the whole Sarah Records thing and still occasionally dig out old records when the mood takes. Bootlegs of Sarah bands have always been a bit thin on the ground and if anyone out there has any please get in touch.
This is a set by one of the more prolific Sarah bands. The Orchids come from Glasgow and released their debut single "I've Got A Habit" on Sarah (Sarah 2) back in 1988. I think the first record I bought by them was a lovely 10" mini album called "Lyceum". At one point I used to collect 10" records just because they look so good on the turntable. Between 1988 and 1994 The Orchids released seven singles and three albums on the Sarah label before vanishing into the abyss. They did re-emerge a couple of years ago with a new album called "Good To Be A Stranger" but the less said about that the better.