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  • Rob


Sometimes I find records, and sometimes they find me. The culmination of Independent Venue Week saw Suede do an exclusive set for BBC6Music last Friday at Stereo in Glasgow. Later that night, I watched a rerun of Top Of The Pops on BBC 4 and Suede was on from 1996 performing ‘Trash’.

I then saw a link from a Twitter account called Vinyl Offers which had the 25th Anniversary edition of ‘Coming Up’ by Suede on clear vinyl for just £14.75 delivered. There were just too many signs...

This was the band's first release after Bernard Butler left to be replaced by 17-year-old Richard Oakes. Neil Codling also joined the band on keyboards which helped the band deliver a more radio-friendly, poppier album.

The change of direction worked with ‘Coming Up’ reaching the top of the UK charts and helping it get nominated for the Mercury Music Prize also. It sold well too, shifting over 1.5 million copies by 1998.

The album features the top 10 singles ‘Trash’, ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Saturday Night’, ‘Lazy’ and ‘Filmstar’ and is credited with bringing Suede into the mainstream.

If you fancy adding some texture to your record collection then this version is currently available on Juno for £17 (plus P&P).

Tracks To Try: 'Trash’, ‘Lazy’, ‘She’, ‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘The Chemistry Between Us’.


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