My record collection
#010: Monsters, Robots and Bug Men (CD)
I have a feeling that I did pick Monsters, Robots and Bug Men up in the Ealing Broadway HMV, although have no evidence. It might seem strange finding a release with Magic Hour† on in Ealing, but this compilation was released by Virgin, so probably did get a decent distribution.
This double CD compilation is subtitled a user’s guide to the rock hinterland and as well as Magic Hour (which is why it’s in this series) it has tracks by the likes of Bardo Pond, Fuxa, Windy & Carl and Pram - so I guess the subtitle isn’t too far wrong. The closest it gets to mainstream might be Mercury Rev’s appearance but it was pre-Deserter’s Songs so still not that mainstream.
The Magic Hour track is Chance Was from their second album Will They Turn You On or Will They Turn On You - an album title annoyingly missing a question mark - expect me to whine about that again when the album turns up - which it will do… twice!
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 10/098
- Artist: Various artists
- Title: Monsters, Robots and Bug Men: a user’s guide to the rock hinterland
- Format: Double CD
- Possibly bought at HMV Ealing Broadway
† Magic Hour were the psychedelic rock band that Damon & Naomi played in between their first and second, and second and third LPs.