Radio Stars - Somewhere There's A Place For Us

Radio Stars ‎– Somewhere There's A Place For Us

Original Release Date

1992

Release Information

UK CD 1992 (Chiswick - CDWIKD 107)

1 Radio Stars 1:16
2 Dirty Pictures 2:43
3 The Beast Of Barnsley 2:38
4 Nervous Wreck 2:10
5 Boy Meets Girl 2:44
6 My Mother Said 2:29
7 Is It Really Necessary? 2:55
8 Arthur Is Dead Boring (Let's Rot) 1:47
9 Johnny Mekon 3:27
10 Good Personality 2:56
11 Dear Prudence 4:06
12 Nothing Happened Today 0:45
13 Eric 2:04
14 Macaroni And Mice 2:38
15 (I Got Dem Old) Sex In Chains Blues (Part 1) 2:26
16 From A Rabbit 2:56
17 Sail Away 2:37
18 It's All Over 3:31
19 I'm Talking About You 1:57
20 Accountancy Blues 4:07
21 Baffin Island 4:08
22 The Ghost Of Desperate Dan 3:21
23 This Is Your Next Life 0:58
24 Sitting In The Rain 2:54
25 Rock'n'roll For The Time Being 2:51
26 No Russians In Russia 3:18
27 The Real Me 3:18
28 Somewhere There's A Place For Us 3:27
29 Goodnight 1:03

Chart Placings

None

Credits

6: More or less previously unreleased
11, 22, 23, 28: Previously unreleased
18: Previously unreleased version
20: Previously unreleased properly

Andy Ellison - vocals
Martin Gordon - bass, keyboards
Ian Macleod - guitar

THANK YOU

Steve Parry - drums
Jamie Crompton - drums
and
Chris Townson - drums on 2, 17
the other Paul Simon - drums on 9, 10, 11
Paul Tully - drums on 6, 22, 23
Tommy Willis - guitar and bits of paper on 6, 22, 23
Paul Gendler - slide guitar on 28
Lino Robinson - keyboards an' tin on 6, 22, 23
Hugh McDowell - fuel consumption system analysis and cello on 22, 23
Chris Gent - sax on 16, 18, 22, 23 and backing vocals on 16
Paul Jones - harmonica on 15 and 24
Graham Chapman - hello and goodbye on 15
Danny Godwin - choir on 20
Baffins - themselves on 21
Kelly St John - coyness on 4
Rene Blatant for leading
Les Garçons de la Plage - living in perfect harmony on 28

Produced by Martin Gordon
Assisted by Andy Ellison
except for 2 which was Produced by Martin Gordon, Andy Ellison and Trevor White
and 4 which was Produced by Martin Gordon hindered by Andy Ellison

Cover by Phil Smee from an original idea by Brian Original

Liner Notes: Dan Dimancescu

Additional Credits

1, 5, 15, 21, 24-27, 29: From Radio Stars Holiday Album LP, originally released September 1978
2, 17: Dirty Pictures 7", originally released April 1977
3, 4, 7-8, 10, 12-14, 19: From Songs For Swinging Lovers LP, originally released December 1977
6: A-Side of My Mother Said 7", originally released 1982
9: from Stop It 7", originally released August 1977
11: Out-take from Stop It 7", 1977. Previously unreleased
16: A-Side of From A Rabbit 7", originally released April 1978
18: Previously unreleased version of song from Radio Stars Holiday Album LP, 1978
20: B-Side of Radio Stars 7", originally released September 1978
22-23: Previously unreleased, recorded 1983
28: Previously unreleased, recorded in the early 90's

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Excellent value round-up of the best album cuts, some superb marvelously grubby and campy single sides ('Dirty Pictures', 'From A Rabbit', 'Accountancy Blues', and their hit single 'Nervous Wreck') and a handful of unreleased ditties ('Dear Prudence', from 1977), 'The Ghost Of Desperate Dan', 'Somewhere There's A Place For Us', 'This Is Your Next Life'). All housed in a superbly packaged single CD, with copious (and entertaining) liner-notes.

MARK PAYTRESS, RECORD COLLECTOR, 1992: I doubt if the return of Radio Stars is anywhere near as welcome as the revival of frontman Andy Ellison's other major project, John's Children. This good-value retrospective is well-produced, complete with an extensive and annotated booklet: all that lets it down is the music, I'm afraid. Those with memories that stretch back to 1977 may remember the group descending on the new wave scene with 'Dirty Pictures' and 'Nervous Wreck', all adolescent fantasy and brisk chords, but essentially a cash-in on the sounds of the streets. The band rarely strayed from those narrow parameters over the course of the next two years, although the previously unreleased version of the Beatles' 'Dear Prudence' provides a refreshing change in pace. Doesn't come anywhere near the Banshees' re-reading of the song, though. Partly an introduction, part a sop to collectors (there are seven previously unissued tracks on this 29-track set), 'Somewhere There's A Place For Us' begs a variety of answers, not all of them flattering.

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