Knocked ‘Em Dead In Two Minutes Fifty Nine

New York boy-girl wooze merchants Joy Zipper take The Clash’s Hitsville UK, Mick Jones’ tribute to the nascent UK indie scene, and smother it in many layers of fuzz, over six very narcotic minutes. An odd choice of cover version maybe but they get away with it. I decided Hitsville UK wouldn’t survive the cut in my Sandinista Parlour Game post, a decision I took some flak for and might reverse if you asked me now.

A request- if anyone out there has a copy The Pistoleros rockabilly cover of Bankrobber, I’m just over here.

I Like Your Clothes When They’re Undone

Also from the David Holmes mix on the 2000 London Xpress cd New York’s Joy Zipper with Check Out My New Jesus. Distorted guitars, stoned drumming, l-a-z-y vocals about new jeans, Jesus and like other stuff man, and a general summery, narcotic haze. Tabitha Tindale and Vincent Cafiso went on to work with David Holmes and Kevin Shields, and be scuppered by collapsing record companies.

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