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This Job's Forever - The Peel Session [EP]

by Rooney

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Late 1990's lo-fi Liverpudlian John Peel favourites Rooney (not the US band who ripped their name off later) went along to Maida Vale in 1999, their first and only visit to a professional recording studio, to record their first and only John Peel session. After BBC6 Music repeated the session recently we were reminded of its unique charms and decided to make it available on disc for the twentieth anniversary of its first broadcast. In the session, the electro-lo-fi of Rooney's three albums (rooney1.bandcamp.com) is translated into an understated post-punk power pop, and serves as the only evidence of how the live band (Colin Cromer, Ian Jackson and Paul Rooney) sounded. All of the tracks showcase the particular Rooney lyric approach, focussing on hyper-mundane modern life, such as paintwork jamming windows shut, curtains letting in sunlight and standing at a distance from bus stops. This release is to herald the fact that Owd Scrat will be putting out some more unreleased Rooney material during the coming year or two.

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released January 20, 2020

Rooney were: Colin Cromer, Ian S Jackson, Paul Rooney.
Licensed from BBC Studios
℗ 2020 BBC © 2020 OWD SCRAT RECORDS

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