Three Glasgow record labels – nay, institutions – have collaborated in an ambitious release that documents alternative music in Glasgow.
Seven acts – Tut Vu Vu, Palms, Organs of Love, Gummy Stumps, Sacred Paws, The Rosy Crucifixion, Muscles of Joy and Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers – feature on the 22-track release, with each band contributing a maximum of 12 minutes of music to Some Songs Side By Side.
The three labels – Watts of Goodwill, RE:PEATER Records and Stereo Café Bar – have some history in the local scene, beyond the latter’s obvious live music conections.
Watts of Goodwill, run by Dep Downie from the Monorail record shop, has put out Gummy Stumps’ debut 7” and Muscles of Joy’s album; RE:PEATER have released the debut LPs from She’s Hit and Jacob Yates & the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers; while this sees Stereo’s first foray into the world of recorded music – well, unless you count venue’s previous incarnations, which put out the Club Beetroot 7” series that included both Mogwai and Alex Kapranos.
The box set, which contains 2 x 12″ Vinyl LPs, also has artwork contributed by the likes of David Shrigley and turner Prize winner Richard Wright.