Friday, 3 October 2014

Art of the Cover - Microdisney's “Birthday Girl”



People die; so will I, cut and dried and empty, quite alone

                

Lovely minimalist artwork adorns this sublime single.
 
It's the XTC-tinged, "Birthday Girl" by seminal Irish indie band Microdisney - aka Cork kids Cathal Coughlan and Sean O'Hagan - which was released as a single on UK indie label Rough Trade in 1985.

"Birthday Girl”was the song that catapulted the band into the consciousness of the major label drones and won the them a contract with  Virgin Records. Listening to it again, it's easy to see why. This is sublime stuff!

The song also appeared on the wonderful The Clock Comes Down The Stairs LP.

It would, much later, appear on the wonderful 2-CD compilation Daunt Square To Elsewhere: Anthology 1982-88.














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