Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Lightning Strikes #2 - Snatch

It's day 2 of an extremely random dip into the singles in my collection released on the Lightning label in the late 1970's, and while the years may have been a tad unkind to some of my selections this week, 'All I Want' by Snatch still sounds gloriously snotty and punchy to these ears. 

Snatch was a never a band as such, more a UK based collaboration between fellow exiled Americans Patti Palladin and Judy Nylon, which spawned just three singles between 1977 and 1980. In 1983 these tunes were gathered together, along with an appearance on a Brian Eno b-side, 'R.A.F.', and a handful of unreleased demos, to form a posthumous, self-titled compilation LP on the Pandemonium label.

After Snatch, Patti Palladin continued recording, alone and with Johnny Thunders, while Judy Nylon went on to release the terrific, Adrian Sherwood produced, 'Pal Judy' LP on On-U Sound in 1982, a highly recommended album, long overdue a reissue.

Check out another Snatch single here.


Singing Bear said...

Glorious snotty, indeed! Thanks for the link, too.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Great stuff, great name

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