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Artist: RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE
Title: Glass Hymnbook (1980-1982)
Format: CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"David Barker on Glass Hymnbook (1980-1982): "Religious Overdose, from Northampton, were the first band to send me a tape. It was strange and I liked it. I asked them if they wanted to make a record, they said yes and, after a trip to see them play a gig, I got them down to Ciarans flat in East London to record it. They didnt have a drummer at the time thus saving his neighbors a bit of grief. For some reason or other, we all liked the earlier version of 25 Minutes better than the one Ciaran recorded and used that for one side of the single, with his recording of Control Addicts as the other (1981). It sold its first run of 1000 pretty fast, thanks to John Peel and the relentless fanzine attack of lead vocalist Alex Novak. 500 more were pressed. We had no real distribution, just word of mouth, selling directly to shops like Small Wonder, Rough Trade, Red Rhino. The second single I Said Go / Alien To You (1981) was recorded with added drummer Pete Brownjohn. Plus back at Ciarans, they cut Blow The Back Off It for The Wonderful World Of Glass Volume One compilation LP (1981). The third single, featuring two long tracks In This Century and The Girl With The Disappearing Head, was recorded in a studio in Denmark Street with myself and Ciaran Harte producing (1982). So there you have it really: three singles, a compilation track, plus a solo cassette album by Richard Formby, Outside The Angular Colony (1981), in less time than its taken putting this CD into production." - Glass Redux.

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