As I answered to a visitor who recently requested a re-up, I wanted to (at least try) improve the sound of this rather rare EP that never was released on CD (to my knowledge). I worked on each track separately since their weakness was not the same. Part of it was probably the vinyl rip and part the original production but I don't have the vinyl so I can't say. Anyway, any Alternative TV fan wants everything from their beloved band and that's part of it. Don't forget that Alternative TV has a new album out (Opposite Forces) and that's not far from being one of their best. Very different from what was on this Sol EP although "Affecting People" is a great song. Catch it here.
During the 7 years separating the Peep Show LP (1987) and the My Life As A Child Star LPs (1994), there were not many things from Mark Perry except 2 obscures releases, an EP (this one, called Sol) and an LP called Dragon Love, both released in 1990 and quite confidential. Sad cos' the times were to grunge and punk revival and it could have been an opportunity to come back. It's true that this EP is really lo-fi but, once again, I can't have a negative judgement on Mark Perry and I appreciate this one as the other ones. Not easy to find (and I found it on a blog but forgot which one, sorry). No picture, no video.