This was the first release after a long-lay off for the band
but unfortunately came out right before Lance's illness. The lead
track was taken from the Cat Food album. Half of
the songs are covers: the lead track, and Telephone Line
were originally recorded by the Electric Light Orchestra, Kill
Surf City is a Jesus And Mary Chain song (the sleeve incorrectly
credits it also to ELO) and yes, it is THAT You're The One
That I Want, with Harriet Scott singing Sandy's lines.
Harriet also contributes to both ELO covers and Manda Rin does
the shouty bit in the middle-eight of Turn To Stone.
She was the singer and keyboard player for the Scottish indie band
Bis and was at one time married to Ryan, the guitarist with Discount,
who were J Church's friends and touring partners. It's a small world...
Of the originals, Part Of The Problem was an
old song being given its first official British release, while Indignation
had been intended for a release under Lance's side-project name,
Cilantro. It shares some melodies and lyrics with Sound
Guy Smiley from the Cat Food
The sleeves above are, in order, 7" #1, 7" #2, CD single.