‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF POP’ contains 12 bright new pop songs including recent 45rpm single releases “Joey’s Girl” and “Happy World”. The vinyl pressing comes with a limited edition free comic “Tales From Planet Pop” by illustrator Paul McCaffrey. It’s the true story of a “Pop Group Doomed To A Life of Obscurity”, that follows the early years of the band.
This album was written and recorded by the band over the last three years with Raymond Watts, producer of the band’s 1986 indie classic LP “With Love From The Hit Parade”.
The Hit Parade was formed by three school friends in 1984 and has since built a small but determined following amongst pop fans in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Penzance. After touring Japan in the 1990s (with Thee Milkshakes and Edwyn Collins), the Hit Parade went into hibernation although their 2013 single “I Like Bubblegum” was heralded one of the best singles of the year by Drowned In Sound.
Over the last twenty years The Hit Parade’s catalogue of songs have been heralded as “perfect pop” (NME) “indie icons” (Word) “casually sophisticated” (Observer) “rare talent” (Q Mag) “bona fide pop smash” (Drowned In Sound) and “the very definition of twee Eighties style indie” (Arts Desk).
The Hit Parade motto is Semper Eadem (Always The Same).
2.How Can I Tell?
7.The Last Boat On The Dock
8.Burden Of Your Beauty
9.Oh Honey I
10.I’m Recovering From You
11.History Of Art
12.Come And Visit Leeds
JSH CD: JPWE5 LP: JPEW5LP