Seaside Treats

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"Seaside Treats"
Single by Cardiacs
from the album The Seaside
Released 1984
Format 12"
Genre Art rock, post-punk
Label Alphabet Business Concern
Producer(s) Tim Smith
Cardiacs singles chronology
"A Bus for a Bus on the Bus"
(1979)
"Seaside Treats"
(1984)
"There's Too Many Irons in the Fire"
(1987)
"A Bus for a Bus on the Bus"
(1979)
"Seaside Treats"
(1984)
"There's Too Many Irons in the Fire"
(1987)

"Seaside Treats" is the first single by Cardiacs and was released only as a 12-inch single. It features four songs from the album, The Seaside.

Some copies of the single had a poster of the Cardiacs book as a free gift. A very small number of "Seaside bags" were sold at concerts which contained the 12", the Cardiacs book, the Seaside Treats video, a poster, a badge and a stick of Cardiacs seaside rock.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Little Man and a House"
  2. "Hope Day"
  3. "R.E.S."
  4. "To Go Off and Things"

Lineup[edit]

  • Tim Smith - Guitar and Vocals
  • Jim Smith - Bass
  • Sarah Smith - Saxophone
  • William.D.Drake - Keyboards
  • Dominic Luckman - Drums
  • Tim Quy - Percussion
  • Mark Cawthra (Drums on To go off and things)

Video[edit]

Seaside Treats
Video by Cardiacs
Released 1985
Genre Art rock, post-punk
Length mm:ss
Label Alphabet Business Concern
Cardiacs chronology
Seaside Treats
(1985)
Maresnest
(1995)

This is the first official video released by Cardiacs.

The video contains a ten-minute segment known as The Consultant's Flower Garden, which features the band and other people connected to the band performing several bizarre alternative comedy sketches. This is followed by three music videos.

The video could be found in the very small number of "Seaside bags" that were sold at concerts which also contained the Seaside Treats 12", the Cardiacs book, a poster, a badge and a stick of Cardiacs seaside rock. It was also on general sale for a time.

The video was released three times, but is now long deleted. It is very rare and is highly sought after.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Little Man And A House"
  2. "R.E.S."
  3. "To Go Off And Things"

Lineup[edit]

  • Tim Smith - Vocals and Guitar
  • Jim Smith - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
  • Sarah Smith - Saxophone and Backing Vocals
  • William D. Drake - Keyboards and Vocals
  • Dominic Luckman - Drums
  • Tim Quy - Marimba, Percussion and Synthesiser