Saturday, 4 August 2018

Rewind: The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track

Smoky bar room vibes on this aptly named single, which was released 20 years ago this week back in August 1998. The Bluetones burst onto the scene in the mid 90s, their debut LP 'Expecting To Fly' becoming one of the essential Britpop albums. Released in 1998, their second full length 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon" was a darker and slightly more hard edged album.

They released four more LPs before splitting in 2011, with singer Mark Morriss releasing some fine solo material. Only a few years later the band reformed, and although they regularly tour, no plans for new music have yet been announced. With a single featuring artwork by bassist Scott Morris, Sleazy Bed Track reached number 35 in the UK singles chart.