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The Becketts




Hot Water
Music Lovely Records - 1989
Becketts - Hot Water

Nice flexi disc, these days virtually unheard of.
The tracks decent enough, but one for the collectors.

Me And Robert Forster
Bad Girl Records - 1990?
?, (12")
Becketts - Me And Robert Forster
1.Me And Robert Forster
2.Burn, Margaret, Burn
3.On Wings Of Desire

Ace single. The one that took me longest to find by far!
Just got it recently, really ace danceable B-sides (a rarity from the otherwise surly Becketts), and a top and remarkable A-side!

The Most Beautiful Girl In Town
Fabulous Records - FAB1 (7") November 1989
Becketts - Most Beautiful Girl
1.The Most Beautiful Girl In Town
2.Red Harvest

Release from Somerset! This 7" features the Lust album track and the top "Red Harvest", it's a great 7" to have.

Keg sent me this from the NME:
It's a review by Len Brown from the 25th November 1989.
It's included in a block of 3 others, they being Asphalt Ribbons, Venus Fly Trap and Watch You Drown.
It says of the Becketts: " It's unclear whether the Becketts are named after Sam, Archbish Tom or Sir Tel of the CBI. Whatever, this is pleasant in an indie cheapo-guitary lovey-dovey style until some bastard starts shouting in the middle and spoils it."

Still, I think it's ace.

Three Songs
Bad Girl Records - 1991
BGRL 10 (12")/BGRL 010SCD (CDS)
Becketts - Three Songs
2.Auto Erotic Hanging
3.The Place Of Dead Roads

One of my favourite Becketts tracks "The Place Of Dead Roads" more or less sold me on the band....slow start, then great crunching guitar....
This single is a tad easier to find than the others, and is definitely worth checking out....

Western Lands
Bad Girl Records - 1992
BGRL014SCD (CDS/12")
Becketts - Western Lands
1.Western Lands
2.A Little Dead
3.Shallow (Demo Version)

Brilliant single from the Myth album, which feature a great demo of Shallow (very PJ Harvey-esque..), and the tremendous 'Western Lands' which was criminally overlooked at the time, Builds like a first rate Indie barnstormer...


Bad Girl Records - ?
Becketts - Lust
2.The Janitor Song
4.Dead Zone
6.The Most Beautiful Girl In Town

Bloody essential Becketts album, brilliant from 1 to 7, very gothy cover though, so I can imagine that in the past I've looked blankly at it!
However, if you can find one! Buy It!

Bad Girl Records - (Released 26/10/92)
(LP/CD) (BGRL016)
Becketts - Myth
1.Die Argonauten
2.Trashcan Jack
3.The Western Lands
4.The Whiteness Of The Whale
8.Angel Heart
10.Black Dahlia Avenger

Easiest to find, and a worthy introduction, tracks like "The Whiteness Of The Whale" are brilliant, "Western Lands" is also top, and whilst a few of the tracks are a tad lacklustre, the bulk of this LP is excellent.
It was recorded at The Whitehouse between October 91 and May 92, produced by Michael Chinaski, John Parish and Head.


Various Artists - Becket House
Phew Records
UKPhew2 (LP) 1990
Becketts - Becket House
Note: I now have a copy of this, on mp3.
But would love a vinyl copy.

All Over The Place - Strange
Are You Mr.Riley - I Can Wait
The Becketts - Electra
Breaking The Illusion - Drop The Mic
Brighter - Still
John Cunningham - One Way Mind
The Durutti Column - Prototype
The Pooh Sticks - Time To Time
Synchro System - Hacienda Sweat
The Telescopes - Morning Dew

Various Artists - Now That's Righteous
(K7) - ?
Note: Need a copy

The Beat Hotel - Good Advice
The Beat Hotel - Money Keeps The Gun Shining
The Becketts - I Know What You Want
The Becketts - Never Came

The Driscolls - Mrs Jones
The Haywains - Fisherman's Friend
The Magic Roundabouts - Ruthless
The Magic Roundabouts - When Your Near Me
The Morrisons - Made In Heaven
The Morrisons - Vagabond Blues
Mousefolk - Grannies Cake Crises
Mousefolk - Don't Love You
Pilgrims - Girl From The Outerzone
Pilgrims - 359 Miles
Poke It With A Stick - Suck Suck Suck
Poke It With A Stick - Weepin And Chacking
The Presidents - Step By Step
The Presidents - My Life
The Reigning Days - Bitter...
The Reigning Days - Going Blind Again
Rubber Base Angel - Upside Down
Rubber Base Angel - Second Coming
Jason Smart - Juggernaut
The Wilderness Children - One Must Die

Various Artists - Turquoise Days
(K7) - ?
Becketts - Turquoise Days
Note: Need a better quality copy

The Becketts - Hurricane
The Benjamins - Abide With Me
The Driscolls - PC Roberts
Fat Tulips - Don't Tell Me You Feel
Girl Of My Best Friend - Military Days
Andy Green - Running In The Opposite Way
The Haywains - Stand With You
Honeytrap - England
The Losers - Why Can't You Be Yourself
Mousefolk - Fire Engine
Mousefolk - Sleepwalk
The Penny Candles - Nicely
The Popguns - Leave It Alone
The Price - On The Ice
Red Letter Day - Fall Apart
St.Christopher - On the Death Of My Son
The Sohfas - Smothered
The Tulips - Caron Keating
The Tulips - Not Today Thank You
Watch You Drown - Face Of Reality 


Norwich (23/4/1990)
Sound Desk Recording

1. End Of A Previous Song...
2. Autoerotic Hanging
3. Ride
4. Janitor Song
5. Me And Robert Forster
6. Dead Zone
7. Bazooka Joe (Big Black Cover)

London Venue (26/7/1991)
Not so great quality...tracks to follow..

White Horse (21/12/1991)
Again...audience...again, haven't done tracklist yet..

Lille Aeroneuf (17/2/1993)
Audience Recording

1. Trashcan Jack
2. Persephone
3. Me And Robert Forster
4. Shallow
5. The Whiteness Of The Whale
6. Electra
7. A Little Dead
8. Autoerotic Hanging
9. Western Lands
10. <Some Messing About>
11. Ride
12. Bazooka Joe

Unknown Venue (? - France?)
Soundboard - Bit overblown sound at first

1. In Place Of Dead Roads
2. Trashcan Jack
3. Persephone
4. Whiteness Of The Whale
5. Dead Zone
6. Me And Robert Forster
7. The Janitor Song
8. The Western Lands
9. Autoerotic Hanging
10. Ride
11. Bazooka Joe (Encore - Big Black Cover)

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