Thursday, December 04, 2008

Rose McDowall

Rose McDowall recorded a batch of demos after the demise of Strawberry Switchblade. A single, featuring the very good Crystal Days and a passable cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear The Reaper, was issued in 1988.

As far as I’m aware, the single was an unofficial release that Rose didn’t want issued. You can see her point if you’ve ever heard Crystal Nights by Ornamental, which was Rose's and Einar from the Sugarcubes' improvement on Crystal Days, turning it into a song so good that it became one of my favourite singles of 1988.

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brogues said...

"Don't Fear The Reaper" sounds like it's going to bust into "Papa Don't Preach" at any moment! Cheers for sharing, squire.

Dennis said...

Never heard this before. Thanks! I'll have to look up the Ornamental version as well.

Anonymous said...

could you send it to

i've been searching for a long time((( thank you

Anonymous said...

ive been looking for this for years could you send me a copy at please please please the links dont work anymore

Camille* said...

Can you upload again: "Crystal Days" please; it will be very apreciated. ;)