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The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam

Steamhammer Sam Long Version. Steamhammer Sam Short Version. Baby Pain. Baby Pain Again. Posted by AJ on Saturday, April 18, Well worth tracking down, but never appeared in any other form or on the CD. Post a comment. Chrysalis Records 7 inch CHS I've included the back of the cover so you get a decent picture of the band Having picked up a fair bit of airplay for the debut Get Out Of London but sold sod all copies, the commercially smart thing to do would be to put out another record with the same energy and sound, but different hooks.

But not Intaferon. They went back into the studio and recorded Steamhammer Sam. They kept the principle of their first single - to merge disparate threads of musical styles into something intriguing, catchy and contemporarily relevant - but stylistically it's another world. Where Get Out Of London 's lyrics were a ratatat of paranoid imagery, Steamhammer Sam is a straightforward narrative story. It was , Thatcher's talons were tearing deep into the social fabric of the UK, and mass unemployment was a prime symptom.

Steamhammer Sam was a topical story of a man who'd worked his whole life in heavy industry, got made redundant and became hopeless, directionless and alcoholic, ending his days alone in prison. Cheery surefire radio-friendly hit there. There are snatches of Glam Rock guitar as I've said elsewhere , by 'Glam Rock' I mean the 70s stuff, not 80s poodle-metal , but the peculiarity really kicks in with the addition of a full colliery style brass band, and towards the end a choir of children do a sprightly singalong chorus, in stark contrast to the mood of the lyric.

As if to underline the bizarrity, the B-side is The Continuing Story of Steamhammer Sam , an instrumental version played entirely by that brass band. The 7 inch came shrinkwrapped with a free 3-track cassette and sticker. I still have the sticker, but the cassette disappeared years ago and I can't even remember what was on it. As with its predecsssor, the single sold next to nothing, and after the subsequent Baby Pain they were never heard of again. Posted by merrick at Newer Post Older Post Home.

Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. What This Is It's a right old mix here. There'll be punk and pop and soul and weirdness. There'll be greatness and there'll unintentional comedy. There'll be peculiar cover versions and one-hit or no-hit wonders. It will range from the s to the s with, I suspect, a bias towards ishish, my prime record buying years.

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Fun Records Berlin fun-rec That heavy use of Paul Hardcastle style sampler stutter hasn't really sounded much good since, well, Paul Hardcastle. Check back in a few days for the follow-up single, Steamhammer Sam. Posted by merrick at 19 comments:. I've been really liking several MP3 blogs. They've made me relisten to tracks I've not heard in years, given me background info on bands and songs I'd never known any details about, and put music my way that I'd otherwise never have found.

Seven Inches of Joy was uncanny for digging out records I'd bought in my early teens. So I was dismayed to see Seven Inches of Joy's recent closure. They had no solid info about other Intaferon records. I, however, have both of their other singles. This all combined to make me think fuck it, I'll do a MP3 blog meself. I've enough lost gems and oddities that warrant a small airing, usually with some bit of info or considered opinion to go with it.

It's going to be a right old mix. There'll be punk and pop and soul and weirdness. There'll be greatness and there'll unintentional comedy. There'll be peculiar cover versions and one-hit or no-hit wonders. If you want a copy I could probably rip it for you.

I've been trying to find Baby Pain for years - and there's no link to the MP3! I, too have been looking for the download for Baby Pain. Can you link the MP3 again. If anyone has any idea where I can find the extended mix, I would appreciate any info. Another request to re-post the download. I love your blog and came across it specifically looking for "Baby Pain. It would be great if you could re-post the download.

Baby pain was one of my most favourite tracks when I was in, of all places, South Africa! Awesome to dance to when you were drunk and manic in your stuper! Pity I only have it on cassette. One of the greatest pop songs ever. Lots of lost weekends listening to that song back in the olden days. Bootleg 'em all I say if they won't release anything. Simon Gillham teaches me philosophy in bexhill college in the south east. And Simon, if you're reading this - please come back! We love you!

I am amazed about all this, the fact our philosophy teacher who left yesterday had this secret past to us he taught anyway as a failed pop star!

Artist: Intaferon Title: Steamhammer Sam Year: Type: Single Format: Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM Label: Chrysalis.

8 thoughts on “The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam”

  1. Meztijinn says:
    Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam at Discogs. Complete your Intaferon collection/5(39).
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    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Steamhammer Sam on Discogs. Label: Ariola - ,Chrysalis - • Format: Vinyl 7 Intaferon - Steamhammer Sam (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(8).
  3. Vudogal says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Steamhammer Slam on Discogs. Label: Chrysalis - CHS 12 • Format: Vinyl Steamhammer Sam (Short Version) B2: The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam: Companies, etc. /5(11).
  4. Milkree says:
    Intaferon ‎– Steamhammer Sam Label: Chrysalis ‎– CHS Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single Country: UK Released: The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam Arranged By – Martin Rushent Written-By – Intaferon: Companies, etc/5(6).
  5. Nikozil says:
    Intaferon ‎– Steamhammer Sam Label: Chrysalis ‎– CS , MCA Records (Canada) ‎– CS Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam: Credits Arranged By – Martin Rushent (tracks: B2) Producer.
  6. Meztirisar says:
    (The continuing story of) Steamhammer Sam Lengte: Componist(en) Intaferon Producer(s) M. Rushant Platenlabel: Ariola Catalogusnr: Positieverloop. Openklappen. Hitlijsten. Top
  7. Kigalkis says:
    Intaferon, Steamhammer Slam, Side 1 Steamhammer Slam Side 2 Steamhammer Sam The Continuing Story Of Steamhammer Sam The first single by Simon Fellowes and Simon Gilhan as Intaferon and was produced by Martin Rushent.
  8. Arashijin says:
    Steamhammer Sam - Intaferon Intaferon was a short-lived Eighties band, consisting of Simon Fellowes and Simon Gillham. Their only claim to fame was this single, 'Steamhammer Sam', which failed to reach the UK singles chart but did reach number 36 in the Dutch Top 40 that year.

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