Released 22nd March 2019
Bringing their funk, jazz, soundtrack pick and mix to the table are Corduroy who release an album of rarely heard and unreleased material entitled Rare Stock released on Acid Jazz records on 22nd March 2019. Matt Mead reviews the album for Louder Than War.
Following the successful comeback album Return Of The Fabric Four, which contained ingredients to form the perfect Corduroy stir fry of turtle neck collars, instrumentals and a small slice of cheese, the band were back, tasting matured beyond their youthful features.
In the build up to a first nationwide tour in 20 years comes Rare Stock featuring a selection of demos, remixes, bonus tracks, practice sessions, plus tracks from the band’s first ever band rehearsal. Clockwork Man comes from the sessions that gave birth to Out Of Here. A vocal number, in same vein as Man Alive, with some detailed 70’s echo on Ben’s vocal sending the listener through one speaker and into the next.
Goober Grape and Hikky Burr are from the first session, sounding incredibly tight for a first run through. Remixes include Summer In My Eye (Eddie Piller remix), an instrumental with a leaning towards the bands classic laid back anthem Something In My Eye. 1994 single Mini gets the Ashley Beeble remix, with extended wah wah guitar, the remix doubles the joy of the original single.
There are further delights to guzzle down here, all given a loving re-issue touch from Acid Jazz with rarely seen archive photos plus lush design making the release an unmissable purchase to those dedicated followers of Acid Jazz.
Article by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found via the Louder Than War author archive pages.