Now that Christmas time is closing in on us all once again, some of you will no doubt be wondering what to buy off the record tokens you get. Problem solved - treat yourself to this AAGA CD.
The compilation called "The World Makes Me Sad Sometimes", on Rightback Records, is the first time a collection of AAGA's original 80's material has been given an official release, and so a good opportunity to hear for yourself why Factory Records wanted to showcase the band in Manchester at the time.
You'll know by now that I have featured many of AAGA's cassettes on Retro, all displaying their homemade covers, well keeping the self assembly process going, here above is the CD cover when it was still work in progress at the design stage. The cover visuals were a joint effort by Mike Kane's daughter & son, with the AAGA logo the work of Dundee graphic artist, Nick Wright.
There is already a site you can get an mp3 version of the album from - here is the link -
It will of course be available on other sites soon too - iTunes and so on.
Physical copies of the CD are also on sale here -
An AAGA website is presently under construction - you can check out its early steps here -
A new (old) video of AAGA has recently been put up on Youtube - you'll find it here -
Finally, below is another reminder of the band's sound, this time from a gig at the Tayside Bar in 1984 - catching AAGA in one of their more mellow moods.
A gig I was at too!
Thanks to Craig and Brian.