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The Conversation

by The Jellies



With just one 7” release to their name in the form of the 1981 release, Jive Baby On A Saturday Night, the cult of The Jellies was possibly accidently assured with the long lost song being rediscovered by collectors and championed by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore no less.

Picked up and reissued by the stella Trunk Records in 2010, the B side cut, however, was sadly overlooked. Now Emotional Rescue are proud to license The Conversation and remaster it especially for this rerelease.

Based around a simple drum and bass rhythm, interspersed with crowd noise, playful female vocal yelps and sprinkled with dub effects thrown in to the mix and you wouldn’t probably think too much would be going for a track that the band put together in the last 2 hours of their studio time after Jive Baby had been completed.

However, what you get is a killer gem of pop-punk-dub oddness that gets your head nodding to it’s infectious, repetitive rhythm and ladden fx. With just this one (perfect) track available for license it seemed only right to hand it over to the in-house production team, Apophenia, to do their increasingly trademark dubbed out reworking, this time in the form of a true, but respectful “Version” for the flip.

With both members of The Jellies sadly now living overseas this piece of early 80s British cod dub as it were, can now be fully treasured for posterity while also, proving a nice little smokers delight.


released October 31, 2013


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