THE ASSOCIATES

 

Albums recorded by The Associates, including release dates and UK & US
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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

The Affectionate Punch

08/80

2

Fourth Drawer Down [compilation of single A & B Sides]

10/81

3

Sulk

05/82

4

Perhaps

02/85

5

The Glamour Chase

11/88

6

Wild And Lonely

03/90

7

Radio 1 Sessions

08/94

8

Double Hipness [rare & unreleased tracks]

08/00

9

The BBC Radio 1 Sessions Vol 1 1981 - 1983

02/03

10

The BBC Radio 1 Sessions Vol 2 1984 - 1985

07/03

11

Singles [compilation]

08/04


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1) THE AFFECTIONATE PUNCH

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The Affectionate Punch
Amused As Always
Logan Time
Paper House
Transport To Central

A Matter Of Gender
Even Dogs In The Wild
Would I... Bounce Back?
Deeply Concerned
A

First Issue


Second Issue




Nigel Glockler
Billy MacKenzie
Alan Rankine

Robert Smith

Producer:

Drums
Vocals
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards,
Multi-Instruments
Backing Vocals

The Associates, Mike Hedges,
Chris Parry

2) FOURTH DRAWER DOWN

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White Car In Germany
A Girl Named Property
Kitchen Person
Q Quarters

Tell Me Easter's On Friday [new version]
The Associate
Message Oblique Speech
An Even Whiter Car






Michael Dempsey
Billy MacKenzie
John Murphy
Alan Rankine

Producer:

Bass
Vocals
Drums
Guitar, Keyboards,
Multi-Instruments

The Associates, Flood (Tracks 4,5),
Mike Hedges (Tracks 1-3,6-8)

3) SULK

 
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UK Issue
Arrogance Gave Him Up
No
Bap De La Bap
Gloomy Sunday
Nude Spoons

Skipping
It's Better This Way
Party Fears Two
Club Country
Nothinginsomethingparticular

US Issue
It's Better This Way
Party Fears Two
Club Country
Love Hangover
18 Carat Love Affair

Arrogance Gave Him Up
No
Skipping
White Car In Germany
Gloomy Sunday
The Associate






Michael Dempsey
Billy MacKenzie
John Murphy
Alan Rankine

Producer:

Bass
Vocals
Drums
Guitar, Keyboards, Multi-Instruments

The Associates, Mike Hedges

4) PERHAPS

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Those First Impressions
Waiting For The Love Boat
Perhaps
Schampout
Helicopter Helicopter

Breakfast
Thirteen Feelings
The Stranger In Your Voice
The Best Of You
Don't Give Me That I Told You So Look






Christine
Steve Goulding
Simon House
Howard
Howard Hughes

Gasper Lawal
Martyn
Ian McIntosh
Billy MacKenzie
Eddi Reader
Steve Reid
Jim Russell
Roberto Soave
Steve
Alan Whetton

Producer:

Vocals (Track 3)
Drums (Tracks 4,5)
Violin (Track 3)
Vocals (Track 3)
Keyboards (Tracks 1-6,8-10),
Piano (Track 7)
Percussion (Track 4)
Vocals (Track 3)
Guitar (Track 1)
Vocals
Vocals (Track 9)
Guitar (Tracks 2-5,8-10)
Percussion (Track 4)
Bass (Tracks 1,7-10)
Vocals (Track 3)
Saxophone (Track 2)

Dave Allen (Tracks 4,5,10),
Billy MacKenzie (Tracks 4,5,10),
Martin Rushent (Tracks 2,6-9),
Greg Walsh (Tracks 1,3),
Martyn Ware (Tracks 1,3)

5) THE GLAMOUR CHASE

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Reach The Top
Heart Of Glass
Terror Beat
Set Me Up
Country Boy
Because You Love
Snowball
You'd Be The One
Empires Of Your Heart
In Windows All








Producer:



 

This album was rejected by WEA but released as part of a double CD, with Perhaps, in 2002

6) WILD AND LONELY

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Fire To Ice
Fever
People We Meet
Just Can't Say Goodbye
Calling All Around The World

Where There's Love
Something's Got To Give
Strasbourg Square
Ever Since That Day
Wild And Lonely






JJ Belle
Blair Booth
Danny Cummings
Martin Drover
Anne Dudley
Malcolm Duncan
Philipp Erb
Howard Hughes
Kevin Hutchison
Chester Kamen
Carol Kenyon
Izumi Kobayashi
Billy MacKenzie
Guy Pratt
Alan Rankine
Juliet Roberts
J Neil Sidwell
Carol Thompson
Moritz Von Oswald
Gavyn Wright

Producer:

Guitar
Strings, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals
Percussion
Trumpet
Strings
Saxophone
Strings, Keyboards, Programming
Piano, Strings
Bass
Guitar
Backing Vocals
Piano
Vocals
Bass
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Backing Vocals
Saxophone
Backing Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Strings

Julian Mendelsohn

7) RADIO 1 SESSIONS

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Me Myself And The Tragic Story
It's Better This Way
A Severe Bout Of Career Insecurity
Love Hangover
Waiting For The Loveboat
Theme From Perhaps
Don't Give Me That I Told You So Look
God Bless The Child
Breakfast
This Flame
Kites
A Matter Of Gender
Affectionate Punch
Obsession Magnificent
Give
The Girl That Took Me




Michael Dempsey
Steve Goulding
Howard Hughes
Martha Ladly
Martin Lowe
Ian McIntosh
Billy MacKenzie
John Murphy
Alan Rankine
Steve Reid
Roberto Soave
Moritz von Oswald
The Whippets

Producer:

Bass (Tracks 1-5)
Drums (Tracks 3-5,11-13)
Keyboards (Tracks 6-8,10-16)
Vocals (Track 4)
Guitar (Tracks 11-13)
Guitar (Tracks 11-16)
Vocals
Drums (Tracks 1,2)
Guitar, Keyboards (Tracks 1-5)
Guitar (Tracks 6,7), Bass (Track 7)
Bass (Tracks 11-16)
Drums (Tracks 14-16)
Drums (Tracks 6,7)

Dale Griffin (Tracks 1-5,11-13),
Harry Palkes (Tracks 14-16),
John Partes (Tracks 6-10)

 

Recorded for:
Tracks 1,2: John Peel at Langham Studio 1, London, England on 28 April 1981, first broadcast on 4 May 1981
Tracks 3-5: John Peel at Maida Vale Studio 4, London, England on 6 March 1982, first broadcast on 19 April 1982
Tracks 6,7,9: David Jensen, 29 September 1983
Tracks 8,10: John Peel, 3 September 1983
Tracks 11-13: Richard Skinner, 15 July 1984
Tracks 14-16: Janice Long, 8 September 1985

8) DOUBLE HIPNESS

 
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CD One
The Shadow Of My Lung
Do The Call Girl
Not Tonight Josephine
2000 Years Of Mental Torture
18 Carat Love Affair
Boys Keep Swinging [original 7" version]
Green For Grief
Janice [aka Deeply Concerned]
Saline Drips
Galaxy Of Memories
Mortice Lock
The Affectionate Punch [demo]
Big Waltz [aka Paper House]
Geese
Window Shopping
Double Hipness






 
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CD Two
Gloomy Sunday [live at ICA 1980]
I Never Will [demo of Party Fears Two]
Club Country [demo]
Waiting For The Loveboat [instrumental]
International Loner
Mama Used To Say
Gun Talk
Fear Is My Bride
Stephen, You're Really Something
Edge Of The World
The End

9) THE BBC RADIO 1 SESSIONS Vol 1

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Me Myself And The Tragic Story
Nude Spoons
A Matter Of Gender
It's Better This Way
Ulcragiceptimol
Waiting For The Loveboat
Australia
Love Hangover
A Severe Bout Of Career Insecurity
God Bless The Child
This Flame
Helicopter Helicopter
Theme From Perhaps
Perhaps (Schizophrenic Version)
Don't Give Me That I Told You So Look
Breakfast






Michael Dempsey
Steve Goulding
Howard Hughes
Billy MacKenzie
Alan Rankine
Steve Reid
John Murphy
The Whippets

Producer:

Bass (Tracks 1-9)
Drums (Tracks 6-9)
Keyboards (Tracks 10-16)
Vocals
Guitar & Vocals (Tracks 1-9)
Guitar (Tracks 12-16)
Drums (Tracks 1-5)
Drums (Tracks 12-16)

Dale Griffin (Tracks 1-9),
John Partes (Tracks 10,11),
John Porter (Tracks 12-16)

 

Recorded for:
Tracks 1-5: John Peel at Langham Studio 1, London, England on 28 April 1981, first broadcast on 4 May 1981
Tracks 6-9: John Peel at Maida Vale Studio 4, London, England on 6 March 1982, first broadcast on 19 April 1982
Tracks 10-11: John Peel, 3 September 1983
Tracks 12-16: David Jensen, 29 September 1983

10) THE BBC RADIO 1 SESSIONS Vol 2 1984 - 1985

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A Matter Of Gender
Message Oblique Speech *
The Affectionate Punch
Kites
The Crying Game *
Even Dogs In The wild *
Gloomy Sunday *
Heart Of Glass *
Obsession Magnificent
The Girl That Took Me
Give
Helicopter, Helicopter *
Breakfast *
Perhaps *






Steve Goulding
Howard Hughes
Martin Lowe
Billy MacKenzie
Ian McIntosh
Jim Russell
Roberto Soave
Moritz von Oswald

Producer:

Drums (Tracks 1-4)
Keyboards (Tracks 1-11)
Guitar (Tracks 1-4)
Vocals
Guitar (Tracks 1-4,8-11)
Drums (Tracks 6,7)
Bass (Tracks 1-4,6,7)
Drums (Tracks 8-11)

Dale Griffin (Tracks 1-4),
Harry Parker (Tracks 8-11)

 

Recorded for:
Tracks 1-4: Richard Skinner, 15 July 1984
Tracks 5-7: Saturday Live, 26 Jan 1985
Tracks 8-11: Janice Long, 8 September 1985
Tracks 12-14: live Phil Kennedy show, Manchester

* previously unreleased

11) SINGLES

 
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CD One
Boys Keep Swinging
The Affectionate Punch
Tell Me Easter's On A Friday
Kites
Q Quarters
Kitchen Person
A
Message Oblique Speech
White Car In Germany
Party Fears Two
Club Country
18 Carat Love Affair
Love Hangover
Ice Cream Factory






 
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CD Two
A Matter Of Gender
Those First Impressions
Waiting For The Loveboat
Breakfast
Take Me To The Girl
Heart Of Glass
Country Boy
Fever
Fire To Ice
Waiting For The Loveboat
Just Can't Say Goodbye
Baby
Colours
Pastime Paradise