Friday, 14 November 2014

Rip it up - Orange Juice

Orange Juice formed in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976. Edwyn Collins formed the Nu-Sonics (named after a cheap brand of guitar) with his school-mate Alan Duncan and was subsequently joined by James Kirk and Steven Daly, who left a band called The Machetes. The band became Orange Juice in 1979. They are best known for the hit 'Rip It Up'.

This limited edition features a colour poster and a free second single. The single was taken from the band's second album, also entitled 'Rip it up', and peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1983, the band's only UK Top 40 hit.

My collection: 7" single no. 5460
Found: Marktplaats.nl, received July 23, 2014.
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Rip it up' / 'Snake charmer' // 'Lovesick (live)' / 'A sad lament'

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