Sensitive (song)

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"Sensitive"
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Single by The Field Mice
Released 27 February 1989
Format Vinyl
Genre Indie pop, Twee pop
Label Sarah Records
The Field Mice singles chronology
"Emma's House"
(1988)
"Sensitive"
(1989)
"I Can See Myself Alone Forever"
(1989)

"Sensitive" is the second single by The Field Mice. It was released as a 7" vinyl record on Sarah Records in February 1989, and included a fold-out poster depicting a leaf.[1] Sensitive, on which the band's sound verged on shoegazing,[2] has been described as "an anthemic statement of purpose...a defence of feeling...and a comment on the way sensitivity is criticized, or punished even".[3] The single reached number 12 in the UK Independent Chart in March that year.[4] "Sensitive" was also voted at number 26 in the 1989 Festive 50.[5] Both tracks from the single were later included on the CD reissue of the band's debut mini-album Snowball.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" Single (SARAH 018)

  1. "Sensitive" - 5:03
  2. "When Morning Comes to Town" - 5:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 738
  2. ^ "Snowball + Singles Review", Leonard's Lair, retrieved 22 December 2009
  3. ^ a b Heaton, Dave (2005) "How Sensitive: The Field Mice, Reissued", Erasing Clouds, retrieved 22 December 2009
  4. ^ Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-9517206-9-4, p. 87
  5. ^ 1989 Festive 50, Keeping It Peel, BBC, retrieved 22 December 2009