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Friday, July 30, 2010

Mass Distraction

We just can't keep The Distractions out of the press these days. This from the September 2010 issue of Uncut (p.10):

Uncut, September 2010. (c) www.uncut.co.uk/magazine.


I was delighted at the inclusion of The Distractions' Nobody's Perfect on Island in your readers' list of Great Lost Albums. I saw The Distractions live in Cork in the Arcadia around the time the album was released, when it was regularly featured on our national Dave Fanning rock show. They played a short but brilliant set, on the same night Dexys were playing the City Hall in Cork. I drove down from Limerick with a bunch of pals, some went to Dexys. But I and others opted for the pop thrill of The Distractions. Like all great albums I don't believe it has dated, but it's very rarely mentioned and was an unusual release for Island at the time and had little promotion. I think they disbanded very soon after. We have two copies of the vinyl in our house - mine and the one my wife purchased in Advance Records in Dublin way back when. I'm just about to give it a spin.

John Dundon, Limerick, Ireland

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