BOGSHEDBRUTAL LP Shellfish Records 1987 SHELFISH4 This rare collectors LP record is in absolutely mint condition, both record and sleeve. Bogshed sprung forth from Hebden Bridge in 1985. Bogshed comprised Phil Hartley (vocals), Mike Bryson (bass), Mark McQuaid (guitar) and Tristan King (drums). They soon grabbed the attention of John Robb, of legendary noisy Northerners The Membranes, and lo! the band’s first 12”EP entitled “Let Them Eat Bogshed” duly appeared on his own Vinyl Drip label. The record set a blueprint for the future: repetitive, rickety, seemingly unplayable guitar riffs, a monster bass sound bludgeoning its way from one groove to the next, and on top, Phil Hartley’s deranged vocal, sometimes crooning, sometimes screaming, always utterly ludicrous but still strangely melodic and crammed with vivid imagery, buzz-words and slogans. Championed by John Peel, they recorded 5 sessions for his radio show between 1985 and 1987, and gained regular airplay. Bogshed’s second LP from 1987 “BRUTAL” – with its brilliant sleeve, featuring almost-too-lifelike puppets of the band is a work of genius. With a lot more light and shade, variety and subtely, the LP made for much more rewarding listening than its predecessor. The gigs were as magnificent as ever, for those who saw them perform, the memory is still vivid..... Hartley with hand on hip, Bryson with his hands a blur on the fretboard, and Mark McQuaid playing guitar whilst seemingly competing for the national gurning championships... After 2 superb LPs and a string of great singles, this was to be their swansong and Bogshed called it a day. Tracks: Raise The Girl Geoff's Big Problem Old Dog New Dance No To Lemon Mash I'm The Instrument Opportunatist Knocks People Equal Greedy Sing A Little Tune C'mon Everybody Uncle Death Grip Spring Loaf PAYMENT Payment methods accepted: UK : PAYPAL (which I prefer), Personal Cheque (item sent on clearance of funds), Postal Order or Banker's Draft. EUROPE/REST OF THE WORLD : Outside the UK , please pay with PAYPAL ONLY SHIPPING CHARGES : UK : £3.00 First Class (then £1.00 per additional LP or 12”) EUROPE : £4.00 Air Mail (then £1.50 per additional LP or 12”) REST OF THE WORLD : £7.00 Air Mail (then £2.00 per additional LP or 12”) Records sent in quality custom LP mailers, with strong cardboard strengtheners.