Mark Perry - Snappy Turns LP (1980)
After the 2 solo singles Mark Perry released in 1980 and posted on this blog the previous days, here is the album, without any of the songs from the 7" (a delicate attention) and with 2 very different sides. The 1st one with "classic" songs that could please any Alternative TV fan except that it was a little more adventurous than the trad punk approach, and a second one close to the Good Missionaries style, at least more easy to listen and to say all, much better. In fact this album is for me a classic and one toally underrated. If the times had not been to the slide to the mainrock return (the Clash, the Damned, 999, Jam) or the new wave (Cure and so much more), maybe it could have found its audience but you'll admit that with the cover it used (here), it was not possible. Actually, the cover sleeve I show here was the one I created with my vinyl in 1980, considering the official one a total waste. It was an illustration I found quite in line with the general atmosphere and lyrics of the LP. The backside was also created with some shots I gathered from here or there at the times.If you became a Mark Perry amateur visiting this blog, go on with the usefull addition of this great LP here.
At War (lyrics below)