Meaty, Beaty, Shitty Sounding

Meaty, Beaty, Shitty Sounding cover

Release Notes:

Honey Bear Records, CD, 2001

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals), Gardner / Jeff (bass), Adam / Andee / Brendan / Reed (drums), Johnny Takeaway (additional guitar), Harriet Scott / Kelly Green / Manda Rin (additional vocals)


Telephone Line
Turn To Stone
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Don't Bring Me Down
Palm Tree
Closing Time In An Early Town
You're The One That I Want
Kill Surf City
Lemon Zinger
Winter Comes Again
Socialist Newspaper
Pointless Pointing
Sea Of Pearls
Earthquake Song
Crazy Lady On Market Street

More info:

Singles collection number four, for those people that no longer have turntables or, more likely, the time, energy and/or money to track down all those various limited edition 7"s from various parts of the world. This features almost every J Church track from vinyl-only releases and multi-band compilations that had not already been on on the other three singles collections. It stretches way back to 1994's Travelers and comes up as far as 2000 with songs recorded alongside those from One Mississippi. The full list is:

ABCs Of Punk compilation
Asshole 7" (not the title track)
Cool Beans #11 compilation
Half And Half 7" (Travelers only)
Leni Riefenstahl's Tinder Box 7" (not the title track)
Mailorder Is Fun! compilation
New Disorder Soda compilation
Return Of The Read Menace compilation
Songs For The Brokenhearted compilation
Split 7" with Small 23
Turn To Stone 7"s / CDS

The first five songs are Electric Light Orchestra covers and they are also collected on the split LP with Discount. The middle-eight of Tightrope is an uncredited section of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. Harvest is the Neil Young song and Sea Of Pearls was originally by Seam. Disappear is the old Quetzalcoatl track remixed in 1998 by Money Mark. The breakdown of the various musicians is:

Bass - Jeff on Closing Time... and Palm Tree, Gardner on everything else. (No bass on Harvest and Indignation)

Drums - Adam on Palm Tree and Closing Time..., Brendan on Crazy Lady..., Disappear and Travelers, Reed on Pointless Pointing, Sea Of Pearls and Socialist Newspaper, Andee on everything else. (No drums on Earthquake Song, Harvest and Indignation).

Additional guitar - Johnny Takeaway from Hard Skin on Don't Bring Me Down.

Additional vocals - Harriet Scott on all the ELO covers, Manda Rin on Turn To Stone (the shouty middle-eight), Kelly Green on You're The One That I Want.

The man on the back cover is Lance's friend Sean, of Wat Tyler / Rugger Bugger Records fame, and the album's title is a take off of The Who's Meaty, Beaty, Big And Bouncy.