The City Limits – Morse-Code Messages 7″ E.P.

I sometimes wonder what records that never came in picture sleeves would look like it if the band/ label would’ve done a sleeve. Like for this one. What kind of sleeve would they’ve done? And would it be good enough to represent how good this EP is? I doubt it, but who knows.
Wonder how many sleeves were done, but never used as the band or label couldn’t afford to print them?

Anyway, this was the Hull based City Limits lone release on vinyl, as their second 7″ never made it further than a promo tape up until somewhat recent when Queen Mum Records released a comp of these two releases plus some demo and live recordings. The great My life’s a jigsaw site wrote an informative piece on the band, so make sure to check that out. All I can say is that Morse-code messages is one essential piece of superb powerpop/ punk and you have to be sort of dumb to not get the greatness of it. That’s the truth and NOT ALTERNATIVE FACTS! The two tracks on the b-side are almost as good as the title track, just in case you can’t figure that out on your own.
Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Luggage Label
Format: 7″
Songs:
Morse-code message.mp3
If I had the time.mp3
I just can’t say goodbye.mp3

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5 Responses to The City Limits – Morse-Code Messages 7″ E.P.

  1. 0101001x_x says:

    Rock and Fucking Roll! Cheers!!!

  2. Stephen (AI) says:

    “Morse-Code Messages” is another complete unknown (to me) and another total killer! It reminds me a bit of the Tearjerkers and the Jags, but after about 30 straight spins I’d say it’s superior to either. In a better world, this would have been top of the pops. Thanks, Martin!

  3. Ian says:

    great stuff! perfect punch with pop hooks – thaNKS A BUNCH!

  4. Le Buzz says:

    Queen Mum Records from Germany just released a retrospective LP called “To Hull And Back” that is highly recommended:
    http://www.queenmumrecords.co.uk/
    It features both the first EP plus the second EP that never saw the light of day and six more studio tracks.
    The band will also be playing a gig in Berlin on the 13th of May.
    Here´s a link to an interview, that I recently did with singer Ted waite in case you are interested:
    https://vibratorbuzzblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/talking-in-the-canteen-city-limits/

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