my loveliest vinyl, part 31

Cyanide Pills - Cyanide Pills (Damaged Goods DAMGOOD356LP, 2010)
Cyanide Pills – Cyanide Pills (Damaged Goods DAMGOOD356LP, 2010)

Retro, Retro, Retro! And you know what – fuck that, i love it! This is retro, it has a terrible record cover (and compare it to the cool 7″ covers of the band) but it has one song that is to be on your mind forever and ever and ever…

The Cyanide Pills are an UK outfit hailing from Leeds and i think they just named themselves „C“ as all comparisions would lead to „B“: Beatles, Buzzcocks, The Boys, The Briefs and and and – they are Power Pop Punk at it’s best and as only ever UK bands will be able to put to vinyl. Hardcore is for the US, but this is Beatles country for fucks sake.

The verdict:

1977 – sure thing, actualy 1976!
published by a cool lable – Damaged Goods, a cool indie lable from London!
found in a cool shop –  … Internet, damn Internet!
catching sound – power-chords building up, great drumming and great sing-a-long! And clockling in under 2:50 – a perfect song! Believe me!
The lyrics – love, love, love – there is some out there for you too!

The outstanding one sure is „Someone to Love“:

i go to work and in my lonely room
i need a woman and i need her soon
is she out there
the one that was made for me

my landlady said i got to get out
i got to find out what the worlds about
and start dating
but damn i'm shy and been trying times

it feels like
everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
somebody

from my window as a way to the land
i see the lover walking hand in hand
and it kills me
to see them kissing'n'sharing a bootle of wine

i am rubbish and should be dating gay
i expect to stick in the same old mean
i'm useless
like a member of the lonely hearts

it feels like
everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
somebody

everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
everybody got someone to love
and not me
no, not me

somebody
somebody
somebody

(c) 2010 Cyanide Pills

And now listen up and turn it real loud!

… and just in case you wonder if this is actualy retro, listen to this inspiration:

Note: These are indeed The Vapors that did land a hit with „Turning Japanese“ back then in 1980!