Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Lost Songs: Twenty Three Persons - Something Colin Wore

Think of this as a semi-regular feature, that will go up when I've got to go away (I'm in London this time). It'll be songs that have gone so completely missing I've actually had trouble tracking them down. This track was so lost that the bassist (Stu Teece) refused to believe that I'd find any trace of the band on the Internet.

Described by said bassist as 80s skiffle, Twenty Three Persons took their name from the capacity of the lift in their halls at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. As much as 'Something Colin Wore' has dated somewhat, it still sounds much better than even members of the band might expect, and the video looks as professional as many others from the time, despite being filmed in a basement with pretty much no budget.

Plus, it's fun irreverent and catchy and there's little else you can ask for from indiepop.

I'll leave you with the blurb from Youtube, written by one of the band:
This is Twenty Three Persons who formed behind the asbestos walls of Wolverhampton Polytechnic. They played in the Feathers pub run by Colin and were paid with lemonade bottles full of beer. They bought a drumkit for £5 that used to be a cat's toilet. They recorded a session for £30 then cut 23 copies of a single and gave them away. Their friends made a video for them. Channel Four said they'd show it. They didn't.

PS: If anyone desperately wants an MP3 of this, contact me and I'll see what I can do

1 comment:

morris said...

Chapeau monsieur! Very kind...
Jason (23p)
P.S the band bowed out by playing on a bouncy old boxing ring in Hull. No fights ensued, and, as ever, no money changed hands! x