Monday, 28 December 2015

No. 31 Bettie Serveert - Brain-Tag

A second entry for Dutch post-grungers, Bettie Serveert, this was originally given away as a freebie with initial copies of their 1992 album, Palomine, when it was released on short-lived 4AD spin-off label Guernica. The A-side, Brain-Tag, is a bit of a slow burner. and has album out-take written all over it. On the reverse you get two tracks; Smile has already featured on this blog, as it was the b-side of Tom Boy. The other track, Get The Bird was also a b-side of the single version of Palomine. 

I was always rather fond of the bonus single given away with albums - it certainly seemed to be a better way of rewarding the loyal fan that the modern phenomenon of reissuing the album six months after its initial release with a slew of extra tracks (often of questionable worth, as the b-side seems to be a bit of a dying art) and forcing the same loyal fan to re-buy an album they already own at an inflated price. 

Next up, an all-time favourite.


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