I was absolutely gobsmacked to discover that Lloyd Cole and the Commotions have only ever appeared on these pages once before today. Not only that when they did appear it was with two out of the five tracks from the compilation album Lloyd Cole and the Commotions 1984 -1989 which don't appear on their first two albums.
That's correct, nothing then from their second album Easy Pieces (1985) and even more criminally nothing from their masterpiece debut album 1984's Rattlesnakes released on Polydor. Rest assured I've given myself a severe talking to.
My vinyl copy is second hand from Missing Records which cost me £1.99 and which is still in tip top condition. The CD version belongs to Mrs CC and contains an extra four tracks.
However you are not getting any of them. No siree. .Rattlesnakes has 10 tracks and is 35 minutes 29 seconds long without a second being wasted. I have selected three for today but if I had instead gone for any of the other seven you would not have been short changed.
One of the great Scottish albums
I suspect that a post on Easy Pieces may also now appear sooner rather than later.