a peaceful feeling
i've found a reason
for taking nothing seriously
it's the guessing game with
those waves of flame and
sick winter for a thousand years
TRACK 12" ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VSD 927-12.
Side a- Town To Town, Little Town In Ireland.
Side b- Bullwhip Road (Live), Genius (Live).
FIVE TRACK DOUBLE 7" ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VSD 927.
Record 1- Town To Town, Little Town In Ireland.
Record 2- Begging Bowl, Horse Overboard, Loftholdingswood (all from
SEVEN INCH SINGLE AND CASSETTE ON VIRGIN. CAT NO. VSC 927.
Single- Town To Town, Little Town In Ireland.
Cassette- Birthday Girl (Live), Big Sleeping House (Live), Begging Bowl
sorts of promotion for the first single on Virgin. There was even a promotional
video made of the band going round on buses- from town to town. A strange
affair, it was either too ironic for it's own good or a cautionary warning
for anyone planning to leave a video in the hands of an 'expert'. From
what I can remember, there was certainly no sign in the video of nuclear
war or charred human remains trying to make love to each other, but that
would probably have cost more to make.
Taken from the 'Crooked Mile' LP (bigger review there), 'Town To Town'
is a fine start to their Virgin career and contains all the crucial Microdisney
elements. Despite the myriad of songs contained on the three versions
of the single, this was the only new Microdisney song on the record- unless
you include 'Little Town In Ireland'. 'Little Town In Ireland' is simply
the worst thing they ever did, an Irish Country song (vaguely wimpish
Pogues in nature) which is neither ironic, funny or filled with hidden
The remainder of the tracks on the various formats (8 of their best songs)
were a good introduction to Microdisney for any new followers. The recordings
consisted of five live tracks and three from Peel sessions, which also
made it a necessary purchase for die hard fans. Promotional tools they
may have been, but each version was value for money and made me happy
that Virgin were on board.