she laughs. JILL BRYSON: You know, it was just weird, the whole thing was SO weird. And when they asked me to sing backing vocals on 'Just like Honey' with them as well I was like, 'Oh my god', and I came off stage and all of my band were like, 'Wey!' Read about Lynda (aka Let Her Go) (Kid Jensen Session) by Strawberry Switchblade and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. I think Orange Juice had been signed by th… Jill was at art school with ambitions to be a painter. “Rose McDowall’s career has followed a typically cult-hero path; like Alex Chilton, she went from pop star to troubled recluse in the blink of an eye,” wrote paul Lester for The … It's such an insipid world where everything is all beauty and perfection. I remember the Jensen session was the first proper recording we did and the producer was Dale Griffin and another guy from Mott The Hoople and I could hardly sit next to them. If you love what we do, you can help tQ to continue bringing you the best in cultural criticism and new music by joining one of our subscription tiers. Albums include Strawberry Switchblade, Since Yesterday / By the Sea, and Trees and Flowers / Go Away. So we ended up doing two sessions within about two weeks of each other. I think Orange Juice had been signed by that time and it was Jim Kerr. "I love the Ramones, they're amazing, but we were a bit more experimental than just punk; it wasn't quite post-punk, it was punk time, but it was a wee bit more rowdy than punk, if you know what I mean. "When punk happened it just opened the gates for me to go into adulthood," she says. In a interview published on the Strawberry Switchblade website, the band described how they were discovered by Kid Jensen and John Peel: [1]. He was in a band in Glasgow, I can't remember what they were called. Genres: Synthpop, Twee Pop, Dream Pop. Love Strawberry Switchblade. "It wasn't a reaction against the pop thing at all," Rose says. Rose enthuses. Track durations not listed on the release. Get real! Kukl were among the support acts. I wouldn't mind the comforts that might go with some of it, but believe me it's bloody hard work as well. Whatever you want to do in life, you do it your way. Here you can find all info about Strawberry Switchblade 2.0 from Riot Seeds. I am many things.". Rose and Jill were a years ahead of SwitchBlade Symphony, but they shared the same musical ideas in an odd, different, and twisted way. But I would rather my life be like that, be more spontaneous than not, because that's how I feel comfortable.". It lifts my spirits. But it was done in a very punky way I guess, because we were little punks.". I actually need someone to do that because days fly by and I don't know where time's gone. She loved music and dreamt of maybe one day being a singer in a band. Barcode: 4 943674 109326Rights … I wasn't in the best place at that particular point. Not literally that, but I just went from everybody can be saved to some people have just got to be beyond it - for a period of time. To find out more, click here. 11:23 . If Switchblade Symphony was a distored mirror, Strawberry Switchblade would be the twisted reflection. Rose laughs. Live Strawberry Switchblade were a very rudimentary affair. I know because I looked it up in wikipedia - as you do. "I just loved Bjork's energy. Rose met Bjork and Kukl through Icelandic composer Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, who worked with David Tibet and was in a line-up of Psychic TV, alongside Rose and Soft Cell's Dave Ball, that played at the 'Fabulous Feast Ov Flowering Light' at Hammersmith Palais in May 1985, when Strawberry Switchblade were still at the height of their Smash Hits dominating success. Mark Bedford and Daniel 'Woody' Woodgate. You've got what I am prepared to give, and that's that. And I don't really like Simple Minds, but they were being interviewed, I think it was on [Radio 1 show with DJ] Kid Jensen, and he asked them what's happening in Glasgow, what other bands are good. But I was in a total war zone. That's what life is.". "They loved Switchblade, and they're my favourite band ever; no matter how crap I feel, if I put on the Mary Chain it makes me feel happy. But at the same time it's a great song to have as your first single precisely because of that built-in nostalgia. Barcode and Other Identifiers. The introduction was sampled from First Class's single Beach Baby. For Rose it all comes back to punk rock, as an attitude that will see you through life; accepting everyone's flaws and contradictions, while at the same time refusing to take any shit from anyone for being who you are. But it's a fickle world, which is why I don't want to be part of the pop world.". "It was actually about nuclear war. And also that I often wonder why, at that age, I was drawn to first spend my own money on a record so infused with a sense of regret and nostalgia, when I should have been looking forward to life opening up before me. "Supporting the Mary Chain was amazing!" We had to have eight songs to do it and we only had six so we had to write another two! I didn't like the stalkers; I like my privacy. I just flew at the guy, and I was only about fourteen or something, and I went crazy saying you are not getting away with this, I don't know what's happening to my dad, and I said, 'Mum, tell him.' Don't make me over-explain things; I don't need to do that.". Repeated: 02 November 1982, 27 December 1982, 2. And he said 'Strawberry Switchblade, they're good', so Kid Jensen's producer got in touch with us. But I wouldn't like that amount of fame. Basically it was the four of us and we had to rehearse. That is just insanely unjust. She was protecting her children, because people did get petrol bombs put through their windows. In a interview published on the Strawberry Switchblade website, the band described how they were discovered by Kid Jensen and John Peel: INTERVIEWER: So how did you get signed? Now that is just outrage to me. But it all came from there. Strawberry Switchblade was a new wave duo from Glasgow, Scotland, UK, formed in 1981 by Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson.Bonded during the Glasgow punk scene of the late 1970s, first as friends, then as bandmates. Strawberry Switchblade was Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall—two girls from the opposite ends of the city of Glasgow. Originally pressed up as HAPS 001 A1 / HAPS 001 B1 by CBS. I'm not talking about the Mary Chain; I'm talking about anybody from our generation. Watch Queue Queue Longest Gaps Between Peel Session Appearances, https://peel.fandom.com/wiki/Strawberry_Switchblade?oldid=261045, 10 James Orr Street / The Little River / Secrets / Trees And Flowers, Cut With The Cake Knife / Nothing Changes / 60 Cowboys / Life Full Of Wonders. "Exactly! And they're great guys, I'm glad they're still out there.". We're all people, we're all personalities, and everybody's body goes through stages of change from birth to death. But I'd been on Top Of The Pops and everything, so it wasn't like I was a stray or like Little Red Riding Hood walking into the woods with all the wolves around her; it was probably the other way around! But I think I had a brilliant childhood. Not in every way of course; nobody is. In 1986, the group split with Rose McDowall continuing playing music in neofolk bands while Jill Bryson in 2013 returned to writing music after a gap of 30 years in a band called The Shapists with her daughter Jessie Frost. ", While Rose's childhood was brutal by any standards- she also witnessed a fatal stabbing and was pursued by the killers, had her pet cat murdered and saw her six-year-old brother die following a beating - she has a remarkable ability to remember mostly the good times and to draw inspiration from those at least as much as the bad. Eventually it came to mean the type of sanitised chart fodder as churned out by the likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, … As they all did with me; we all became really good friends.". Strawberry Switchblade discography and songs: Music profile for Strawberry Switchblade, formed 1981. Still more were recorded in Iceland, where Rose was working with the young Bjork just as her dark-folk collective Kukl were starting to morph into the unique indie-pop of the Sugarcubes. They couldn't get enough of me!" "Music is my way of expressing myself, and I don't do music for other people," she says. "It was horrendous," she admits. So everyone has a choice, and people either stay with the grain or go against it. Written by Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall Produced by David Motion Released 1984 as a single, and in 1985 on the album Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday was the one big hit for Strawberry Switchblade.It originated as a radio session track called "Dance" for 'Kid Jensen's' Radio One evening show in 1982. Recorded: 1982-10-04. Playing Synth Pop, Dream Pop. I was just listening to that recently and I'm really surprised that this is still a big secret; not a lot of people know about this.". Strawberry Switchblade never fitted in. JILL BRYSON: At that point it was the Peel session you really wanted to get rather than a Jensen session, but we weren't going to turn down either. Background and composition "Since Yesterday" (primarily written by Rose McDowall) was … Just because I knew, and I thought that everybody knew what I meant! Colour portraits by Gilbert Blecken, "I was almost murdered two or three times," says Rose McDowall, formerly one half of Strawberry Switchblade, Spell and Sorrow, as well as a recurrent singer with Current 93, Coil, Death in June and Psychic TV, and solo performer. "It was an all-day event that had Micha Bergese with his dance team, which was totally amazing," Rose recalls. Two hours of weather(ish) themed musical gems, with the usual dad n daught chat. Twee-Pop [ˈtwiː-] (von engl. And ever since I was a little kid I was completely open-minded about all sorts of things; I was interested in magic when I was really young, I've always been interested in weird stuff that's happened all my life, so none of it phases me. I didn't enjoy that as much as it might have seemed. FruitierThanThou 9,179 views. Strawberry Switchblade. "Equality: we are not all the same but we should have the same rights. STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE Kid Jensen 3rd October 1982 - Duration: 11:23. 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