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Friday, July 20, 2007

Captain Sensible

In Japan, I got the new CD of "Women & Captains First" by Captain Sensible, from The Damned. It's his '82 solo album debut with the big hit single on it - "Happy Talk". I had always liked The Damned (lots of fun, eh readers?), and after "Machine Gun Etiquette", I really liked The Damned. So, I was ready for a Captain Sensible major label solo career. Despite the big hit, this CD wasn't originated until this year, a full 25+ years since it's original LP issue. There was a CD in England that collected his singles, but never this one...until now! This album also has the fun novelty song "Wot?" - and I have always been partial to the psychedelic pastiche of "A Nice Cup Of Tea".

My small, humble Captain Sensible collection:

CROYDON / JIMI HENDRIX'S STRAT A&M UK CAP 3 7" 1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

DAY IN THE LIFE OF…, A A&M US SP-5026 LP 1984 11 TRKS U.S. Collection

HAPPY TALK A&M UK CAPP 1 12" 1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

HAPPY TALK / IT / I CAN'T STAND IT A&M UK CAP 1 7" 1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

I GET SO EXCITED DELTIC UK DELT 2T 12" 1988 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

I'M A SPIDER / WOMEN SAGO A&M UK CAP 5 7" 1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

MY BABY DON'T CARE WEIZENHEIMER KCEP 002 10" 1978 4 TRKS with pic sleeve ('04 issue)

POWER OF LOVE, THE A&M UK AMLX 68561 LP 1983 12 TRKS 2nd, promo

SENSIBLE SINGLES A&M UK AMA 5026 LP 1984 13 TRKS Collection

STOP THE WORLD / BACK TO SCHOOL? A&M UK CAP 4 7" 1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS A&M UK CAPX 7 12" 1984 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING CRASS UK 321984/5 7" 1981 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

WOMEN AND CAPTAINS FIRST A&M JPN AMP-28064 LP 1982 14 TRKS insert

WOMEN AND CAPTAINS FIRST kami UNIVERSAL JPN UICY-93257 CD 1982 13 TRKS ('07 issue) kami sleeve (2 x bonus tracks)

WOT! A&M UK CAPP 2 12" 1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

WOT! / STRAWBERRY DROSS A&M UK CAP 2 7" 1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

WOT? NO MEAT? / A MEAT SANDWICH ANIMUS UK TOUCH 3 7" 1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

4 Comments:

Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Women & Captains First

Wow. I have wanted this album for 25 years but have never seen a copy for sale! It's only NOW on CD??!! Begorrah! It's worth it just to see the incredible cover design on your blog, though! Surely, one of the best album cover shots of all time?

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Luc Moeyersons said...

Good collection. 'One Christmas cataloque' (Pocketful of Dosh)seems to be missing though.
I always liked the Captain. He's a funny guy. On his live album recorded at the Melkweg in Amsterdam he silenced the lively crowd completely by saying 'This is from my new album...which I'm sure you've all bought'.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

Jim-san, Is that Screaming Lord Sutch pictured? Looks like 'im! - RK

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Screamin' Lord Sutch

In the porthole? Definitely! Good eye, sir!

5:17 AM  

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