"It's a folk singer's job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people" - Woody Guthrie
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Saturday, 4 June 2011
Gems From My Collection - The Motorcycle Boy
Lead vocalist Alex Taylor had been with The brilliant Shop Assistants before she launched The Motorcyle Boy. Their debut single 'Big Rock Candy Mountain' (Rough Trade RT210) is an absolute gem and reached #2 in the UK Independent charts. They signed a deal with Chrysalis Records and released two singles ('Trying to Be Kind' and 'You And Me Against The World') and their debut album 'Scarlet' was meant to appear in 1989 and as far as I'm aware it never came out. After being splitting with Chrysalis The Motorcycle Boy released a further two singles on Nymphaea Pink Sensation in 1990 ('The Road Goes On Forever' and 'Here She Comes') before calling it a day.