Jamie Wednesday

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Jamie Wednesday
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1984–1987
Labels Pink Records

Jamie Wednesday were a British 1980s jangle pop band, formed in Streatham, South London in 1984,[1] that released eight songs on two records between 1985 and 1986. At first they were called The Ballpoints and then Dead Clergy and finally settled on Jamie Wednesday.

The band consisted of:

  • James Morrison - acoustic guitar, lead vocals
  • Leslie Carter - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dean Leggett - Drums and percussion
  • Lindsey Lowe - Trumpet
  • Simon Henry - Saxophone

Ray Buckley may also have played drums for Jamie Wednesday, prior to joining British soul band, Buddy Curtess and the Grasshoppers.

Jamie Wednesday recorded and released two EPs, and contributed to two compilations on the Pink Records label, but they never sold well and the band remained virtually unknown. Jamie Wednesday are responsible for the name of the band Pop Will Eat Itself, when an article about Jamie Wednesday in the NME, written by David Quantick, mentioned that pop music is ever-recycling its ideas and that eventually, 'pop will eat itself'.

Jamie Wednesday split up in 1987 just before a scheduled appearance at an opening gig. James Morrison and Leslie Carter stuck together and filled in for that gig. Thus Carter USM was born, with Morrison and Carter becoming Jim Bob and Fruitbat respectively. Drummer Leggett subsequently joined BOB.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • "Vote For Love" (12" EP, 1985, Pink) (UK Indie No. 46)[2]
  • "We Three Kings Of Orient Aren't" (12" EP, 1986, Pink)

They also contributed two tracks to the Pink Label compilation album, Beauty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C.: "The Great Alternative & Indie Discography", 1999, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1
  2. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.