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This compilation was also a pathfinder for the Retrospeculative then yet to come and ably demonstrates some of the many weaknesses of this British band of the late eighties. A lack of musical focus despite a very clear preference from listeners for their brand of 'pure pop' and the determination that every long playing release should be as varied as The Beatles White Album.

For the once bitten I will mention that many of the wholly unnecessary Interludes have been edited for this collection as has Around Around. Distraction at ten minutes long is still too short to my mind.

Some relief is provided by alternative versions of popular favourites. (As opposed to unpopular favourites? - Ed).

It probably won't take you long to spot it but these are all ancient four track cassette recordings so their quality is fashionably lo-fi.

The usual disclaimer: we didn't know of the coeval and ill fated American Gits until well after we broke up.


Note: Though questions might reasonably be raised about the sanity of anyone wanting to download just the Interludes and other detritus there is a limit on free downloads a month which would soon disappear after only a few album purchases if I made the eleven of them £0.00.

So to deter all but the most committed I've put a price on them, or to put it another way, to restrict them to those who should be committed.

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released August 19, 2013

Recorded in 1988 & 1989.

Jim - The Voice
Ben - The Bass
Rob - The Guitar

Fred - Singing on Distraction
Matt - Guitar on Distraction & Thank You Fans

Jim guitar on Factory

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The Gits (UK) UK

They came, they hung around, they left.

Hopeless optimists from Horsham in the UK who set out to achieve very little and were wholly successful.

1987 - 1990.
Power Pop or Neo-Acoustic, nee Indie.

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Track Name: Tidal Wave
You were in my dreams last night
You seemed desperate and anxious to know
I told you that when the dust dies they'd realise
That you weren't trying to walk on water but to float

It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of hope
It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever
But I hope that you can prove me wrong

You will be on the screen tonight
Reasoning without fault and calming the storms
I like you 'cause you're different, or is it a dream
If this is a bluff then God help us now as we're fit to burst at the seams

It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of time
It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever
But I hope that you can prove me wrong

You will be in the hearts and minds of millions tonight
The wind from the shore is blowing a sea change
I like you 'cause you're different, or is it a dream
If this is a bluff then God help us now as we're fit to burst at the seams

It's useless to try and fight the tidal wave of life
It's useless to try and fight when only nothing lasts forever
But I hope that you can prove me wrong
When nothing like this can last forever
But I hope that you can prove me right
Track Name: Hold Me
Hold me now, in your arms
I'll rise to the bait of your feminine charms
But talking and talking
Won't make you understand
I'd hate to love you and leave you behind

It's the time of our lives

Please don't cry, Please don't cry
I have had my doubts from time to time
I'm sorry so sorry it came out this way
But shut up and listen to what I say

It's the time of our lives
Track Name: Mesmerize
Maybe it was just luck
I'll have to wait and see
Maybe I don't give a damn
But damn you damn you damn me
Melodrama is my middle name
It fuels my every thought
And unbelievable although it may seem
You're all that had me caught

Mesmerize

I surrendered all my senses
Mesmerize me with your eyes
Track Name: Interlude One
La la la la laaa
La la la la laaa
La la la la LA LA
La la la la laaa
Track Name: Factory Rough Mix With Jim Solo
With my mouth in my heart
I wake up in a sweat
Remembering what might have been
In my utopian dream

Don't throw stones in greenhouses
You'll only end up hurting yourself
The vision is clear but yours is misted
Everything I say you just keep a twisting

Remembering what might have been
In my utopian dream

I tried to be good
But it came out as God
What felt like a river soon became a flood
So if what I say comes out in a muddle
It's because I want you, plain and simple

Remembering what might have been
In my utopian dream
Track Name: That Dunkirk Feeling
Demand action, demand all that you need
If powers what you're after, then stick with me
Haven't you heard I'm the new messiah
So demand action 'till you're blue in the face

It's so shocking, what they've printed about me
I think I'll have to sue them, great prime T.V. time
Even more publicity
And it's so shocking, c'mon keep on printing about me

But no more home truths

Aim high but always wide of the mark
You must obey, must obey
Aim high but always wide of the mark
You must obey, you must obey
Track Name: Desire
Answer, just one answer is all I want, and please try this time to be true
Did the past seem too distant or the future all too clear
When I faced your back was it out of fear
Try hard not to feel used for there's nothing I can do

Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall
Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire

I now know that beauty is only skin deep you told me that it was true
Despite it all and because of it all, my goal is always out of reach
I now know that it's not true. And I'm not yet through

Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall
Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire

Maybe this time it wasn't even luck, I'll just have to wait and see
Damning you won't do any good. My mind says I shouldn't my heart says I should
I've waited and I've seen, so listen to me

Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall
Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire

Answer and just one answer is all I got. And this time it was true
The past it has gone now it's the future that's here
I turned my back so you wouldn't see the tears
Which were in my eyes 'cause I knew. I don't desire you

Keep me away from it all. To see you smile won't break my fall
Passion's burning, burning like fire. Keep me away from this desire
Track Name: Doublehead
In the cold light of day he soon realised
That it wouldn't go away
Schizophrenia is such a long word it's said
And I'm here to stay

He screamed, get out of me
Please leave

His friends started calling him two faced
Behind his back of course
But when they said they preferred his other half
His self arguments became worse

He screamed, get out of me
Please leave

Mr Doublehead
Get out of me

It was the warm summer sunset when he realised
That there was something wrong
That enemy within, now like a second skin
Had had enough and was gone

He screamed, come back to me
Is it me, come back to me
And he screams, come back to me
Please don't leave, oh please come back to me

Come back Doublehead to me
Track Name: Mother Knows How (II)
They walked up the hill hand in hand
Her thoughts were pure his were bad
She came back home a crying, he forgot to tell her he was only lying
How soon will her mother know

Now Jill has a plan for revenge
To finally get even with Jack
So she invited him up for a picnic and laced the well with arsenic
And told him to drink deep

But he'd been warned before and so he knew the score

Your mother knows how, your mother knows
Ask my dad he should know that your mother knows how

His face was smug when she told him to go away
Another win lad well done that's what his father would say
The cacophony of the explosion made her feel quite ill
That she really meant to tell him she had mined the hill
Just like her mother had told her

Your mother knows how, your mother knows
Ask my dad he should know that your mother knows how

Erase him from your heart she said
Erase him from your heart she said
I've erased him for my heart as only mother knows how
Track Name: The 17th 23rd
She saw him from the 17th floor
She cried out but he was gone
He found himself on the 23rd
Not wanting to stop what he’d begun

Please never make this change

Don’t want to loose more sleep
But he’s diving in so deep
His heart and mind can’t keep on taking
What he is feeling

And if he turned the tables he’d end up wrong
Just like so many times before
He tries to understand why she cries
But time may heal what he never thought he had

Please never make this change

Don’t want to loose more sleep
But he’s diving in so deep
His heart and mind can’t keep on taking
What he is feeling

Please never make this change
Track Name: J.K. Rant (Chris Morris Version)
Oh God I've had it up to here with you
Your clothes, your face, your voice just grates and grates and grates
And you, you hypocrite oh was I fooled
White soul boy on the pull, which girlfriend is she on the pill?
Your pack of six will soon be full, but not of gold

As I've heard the words behind the backs
Give me fiction dismiss the facts
You can have it all, You can have it all

The words that I speak aren't quite what I feel
Even my mouth can't get that contorted, may the truth be distorted
Dope head or smack head it's all the same to me
Blow by blow she'll make you grow that I can guarantee
But into a man or a cripple you'll just have to wait and see

As I've heard the words behind the backs
Give me fiction dismiss the facts
You can have it all, You can have it all

You see I've heard it so many times before
And I've seen it so many times before

I don't have to explain myself to you, you know
The price was right but it's you they've sold
I'd rather rip my tongue out than be told
Oh daddy darling daddy, I want that one
It's gotta be pink so I can get turned on all day long
Now I'm in the driving seat but I think I've said something wrong

As I've heard the words behind my back
Goodbye to fiction this is fact
I don't want it all, I don't want it all

As I'm hearing the words behind my back
Goodbye to fiction this is fact
You can have it all, You can have it all
Track Name: Time To Kill
Have you ever thought of the zero option
When you know there's nothing left to loose
Give voice to your choice of complete destruction
Reaction glows brighter than a thousand words
Hit the panic button 'cause it's back for revenge
Seek and destroy are a means to an end
Come hell or high water like lambs to the slaughter
I think I'd rather sink than swim

When it's time to kill

Time to kill

We're all killing time

Killing time
Track Name: When Fact Is Fiction
You may not believe me but here's a true story
Only the facts have been totally changed
The characters are transparent to protect their identities
Stones have not been turned to try and name names

The one thing Gary wanted to solve his problems
Was a 12 bore shot gun to cuddle up in bed
But Bibi didn't like it as it seemed to come between them
So she turned the shower on to wash some sense into his head

You may not believe me but that was a true story....
Track Name: Distraction
Picture a scene from a film, the one you'd want to live
Hold it in your arms for a second and be the one you can't forgive
You and I were immortal until the devil inside of me
Drank once more and then again, not knowing who to be
And all the simple questions that I know have no answers
Were injected through the tears of light while I was wishing I was dead

And cupids fatal arrows pierce hearts that are divine
You can look in the mirror and see that Jesus Christ has died
And you have made your mind up that all the chances have been used
Four divided by infidelity leaves only one accused

Picture the sweat of a body as the scream of pain subsides
The rise and fall of expended life that only memory can survive
Trapped in a situation that screamed of déjà vu
You and I engaged in a kiss so strange and not knowing what to do
And who are you to tell me that I've committed a crime
When all I see is insanity and it's running out of time

And cupids fatal arrows pierce hearts that are divine
You can look in the mirror and see that Jesus Christ has died
And you have made your mind up that all the chances have been used
Four divided by infidelity leaves only one accused

Jesus Christ this is dangerous
And I can't see what's ahead of us
I'm losing my mind like I'm losing my soul
And there is no soul left in rock and roll
Track Name: Finally
FA FA Fine ad nauseam.