November 17, 2010

Catherine Wheel - not exactly neglected but badly overlooked.

I always thought Catherine Wheel were one of the truly great Shoegaze/Indie/Modern Rock bands to come out of the UK in the early 1990's. They were probably more heavy sounding than most but they were amazing to see live and my fondest memory of them is from their 1995 US tour when they were sharing the bill with the Charlatans (UK). A truly wonderful band that has been sadly overlooked the past few years (since their breakup in 2000) and not for any good reason as far as I can tell.

In case they may have slipped your mind, or your memory of them is a bit dim, or even if you've never heard them before, here is a non-lp track off an ep they issued in 1993. These Four Walls comes from the Show Me Mary ep that came out on Fontana in the UK. It wasn't issued on a CD until 199 when it came out on Like Cats and Dogs which was a compilation of singles, outtakes and b-sides.

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