The Teardrop Explodes: Tiny Children / Rachael Built a Steamboat

teardrop_tinychildren

Format: 7″

Label: Mercury (TEAR 7)

Country: UK

Year: 1981

Price paid: $1

Purchased at: Books and Melodies, Syracuse NY

 

‘Oh I could make a meal
Of that wonderful despair I feel’

 

This single was the third released off of the ‘Wilder’ album, reaching #44 on the UK charts. It marked a shift in the band’s direction towards a darker more solemn sound.

The sleeve art, and not very ironically the song itself, reminds me of a watered-down OMD. Minimalist and intentionally cryptic.

 

See ‘Bouncing Babies’ for more musings on the band.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s