The Motorcycle Boy - Scarlet LP
Label: Forgotten Astronaut
The Motorcycle Boy are/were an Edinburgh based band formed from the ashes of teenage upstarts Meat Whiplash and fronted by ex-Shop Assistant Alex Taylor. Their debut single "Big Rock Candy Mountain" became a top 3 indie hit and flirted with the lower regions of the national charts. The band concentrated on recording an album but infighting, sackings and general mismanagement led to Chrysalis shelving the album. The album continued the faster miles per hour, sequencer heavy, style of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" in songs such as "Hey Mama" and "Trying To Be Kind" but also showed a more articulate song writing ability with "Valentine" and "Under The Bridge." The addition of the mesmerising "Take Me For A Walk" and the stunning "Up Here" will only make you wonder why this album has never had the release it deserves.