THE STAIRS ‘The Great Lemonade Machine in the Sky’ 1987 -1994 – CD/DL111
Released: 26th November 2015, CD & Download
The Stairs were truly one of the great-lost bands of the early Nineties, championed by Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and many other luminaries, they influenced (along with the La’s), a whole new generation of musicians (including The Coral & The Zutons). They released little, apart from a few singles, one of these being the unforgettable cult classic: ‘Weed Bus ‘- and their celebrated psyched up, debut LP (Go!Discs) : ‘Mexican R’n’B’. (a triumph of the soul!)
The Viper Label proudly presents: ‘The Great Lemonade Machine in the Sky’ A collection of previously unreleased recordings (all thought to be lost! but recently rediscovered in a relative’s attic-True!) A heady mixture of Psychedelia, Motown, Garage Rock ‘n’ Soul, R ‘n’ B that confirms their credentials- not just in the great cannon of Liverpool Bands but also as an essential part of British Underground Rock.
LIMITED EDITION VINYL SINGLE : A limited edition vinyl single ( 250 copies ) A side Shit town B side Fall down the Rain & I won’t be back again will be released by Eighties Vinyl Records on the 26th of november as well.
|1. Fall down the Rain
3. Woman Gone and Say Goodbye
4. Flying Machine
5. Little Red Book ( live at the Cavern )
6. Fall Down The Rain ( alternative version )
7. No Escape
8. Dazeing ( practise room )
9. Weed Bus ( Original demo )
10. I Remember a Day
11. Me You Know I , Do You Know What You?
12. Sympathy for a Happy Day ( excerpt )
13. Do Dah Do Dah
14. Snake Baker
15. Custard Flys
16. Just a Little Sunshine
17. Shit Town
18. Good Lovin’
19. I’m Bored
20. I Saw Her Today
21. Do It To It
| ‘ Many moments of merriment here.’ Shindig Dec 2015.
‘ Fans will thrill to hear these recordings.’ Mojo Dec 2015.