Stray Trolleys , The "Barricades And Angels" LP
Side A: The Secret Dreams Of A Kitchen Porter, A Bluebeat Kid, Guvnor's Only Daughter, New Age Dreamer, Stiletto Luv, Gunslinger
Side B: Love Into Action, Ten Million Years, Flamingo Road, Finding Out, Barricades And Angels, No Static, Days Of Firebirds
Before there was The Cleaners from Venus, prolific singer-songwriter and national treasure of Wivenhoe, England, Martin Newell was in a band called The Stray Trolleys. In 1980, he and a few youngish unknowns got together in a little home-built country studio and recorded a handful of songs for an album that eventually emerged on a DIY cassette, Barricades and Angels. They weren't perfect, but there is something very special about this collection. The music captures a time. Just listen.