dim shapeless moon lights the landscapes of my youth
TRACK 7" ON ROUGH TRADE. CAT NO. RT135.
Side a- Dolly
Side b- This Liberal Love
FOUR TRACK 12" ON ROUGH TRADE. CAT NO. RTT135.
Side a- Dolly; This Liberal Love
Side b- Everybody Is Dead; Dear Rosemary.
AUSTRALIAN 7". CATALOGUE NUMBER RTANZ013.
fine record in it's own right, but really only a collector's item. Three
of the tracks are taken from the 'Everybody Is Fantastic' LP and the other
track 'Dear Rosemary' (only on the 12 Inch version anyway) appears on
the re-released CD version of the LP.
The choice of tracks from the LP is as good as any. Title track 'Dolly'
(covered in the album review) is the most sing-a-long and clearly aimed
at luring unsuspecting souls into the sinister world of Microdisney by
the back door.
'Dear Rosemary' is restricted to acoustic guitar and singing and presumably
left off the LP for that reason. It's still a great song and the closest
they ever got to a love song. Even so 'you were my only friend, I was
your dearest fan' soon turns into 'they want to build a land fit
for heroes to starve to death in'. There's still a
tenderness to the song though and an unusually singular lack of cynicism
about relationship motives.