The Shop Assistants Discography

Discography

Albums ~ Singles ~ Live Shows

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Buba & The Shop Assistants

1983 Something To Do 7": Something To Do; Dreaming Backwards. Villa 21 Records.










The Shop Assistants: Alex Taylor (vocals), David Keegan (guitar), Sarah Kneale (bass), Laura McPhail (drums), Ann Donald (more drums)

Jun 1985 The Shop Assistants 7" EP (SUBWAY 01): All Day Long; Switzerland; All That Ever Mattered; It's Up To You. Subway Organization.







1985 Safety Net 7" (AGARR 1): Safety Net; Almost Made It; Somewhere In China. 12" (AGARR 112): Safety Net; Almost Made It; Somewhere In China. 53rd & 3rd Records.








1985 The Legendary Golden Subway Flexi 7" (FLX). Home Again by The Shop Assistants, Nose Out Of Joint by The Chesterfields. Subway Organization.








1986 I Don't Want To Be Friends With You 7" (AZUR 2): I Don't Want To Be Friends With You; Looking Back. 12" (AZURX 2): I Don't Want To Be Friends With You; Looking Back; All Day Long (Slow Version). Chrysalis/Blue Guitar.







Nov 1986 Will Anything Happen LP (AZLP 2): I Don't Want To Be Friends With You; All Day Long; Before I Wake; Caledonain Rd.; All That Ever Mattered; Fixed Grin; Somewhere In China; Train From Kansas City; Home Again; Seems To Be; After Dark; All Of The Time; What A Way To Die; Nature Lover. Chrysalis.









The Shop Assistants: Sarah Kneale (vocals), David Keegan (guitar), Laura McPhail (vocals/bass), Margarita (drums).

Jan 1990 Here It Comes 7" (AGAP 001): Here It Comes; I`d Rather Be With You. 12" (AGAP 001T): Here It Comes; Too Much Adrenalin; I'd Rather Be With You; Look Out. 3" CD (AGAP 001 CD): Here It Comes; Too Much Adrenalin; I'd Rather Be With You; Look Out. Avalanche Records. Note: Limited edition 7" box adds You Trip Me Up flexidisc.





Jan 1990 You Trip Me Up flexidisc (FLX886): You Trip Me Up; The Other One. Note: available with The Legend! fanzine and Here It Comes limited 7" box set. Avalanche Records.








1990 Big E Power 7" (AGAP 003): Big E Power; One More Time. 12" (AGAP 003T): Big E Power; She Said; One More Time; Big E Power (Live in Manchester, Big Flares Mix). 3" CD (AGAP 003CD): Big E Power; She Said; One More Time; Big E Power (Live in Manchester, Big Flares Mix). Avalanche Records.







1997 Will Anything Happen collection (OVER62CD): I Don't Want To Be Friends With You; All Day Long; Before I Wake; Caledonian Rd.; All That Ever Mattered; Fixed Grin; Somewhere In China; Train From Kansas City; Home Again; Seems To Be; After Dark; All Of The Time; What A Way To Die; Nature Lover; Looking Back; All Day Long (Slow Version). Overground.






Everything Will Happen (a fan-produced collection of non-album tracks): Something To Do; Dreaming Backwards; Switzerland; It's Up To You ; Safety Net; Almost Made It; Train From Kansas City (New Version); Respectable; Here It Comes; I'd Rather Be With You; Too Much Adrenalin; Look Out; You Trip Me Up; The Other One; Big E Power; One More Time; She Said; Big E Power (live); The Ace Of Spades (Demo).








Sessions


John Peel Session, October 21, 1985: Almost Made It; Somewhere In China; Safety Net; All That Ever Mattered.

Demo February, 1986: Ace Of Spades (Motorhead cover!).

John Peel Session, December 6, 1986: Fixed Grin; I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You; Ace Of Spades; Before I Wake.

Janice Long Session: All Of The Time; Home Again; Nature Lover; Looking Back; What A Way To Die.




Known Live Shows


Stirling University, April 12, 1985: Something To Do ("Just Practicing"); Something To Do; Safety Net; Somewhere In China; All Of The Time; All Day Long; It's Up To You; All That Ever Mattered ("The Short Version"); Nature Lover; Switzerland.

Electric Ballroom, September 9, 1985: Intro; Safety Net; All That Ever Mattered; Looking Back; It's Up To You; Somewhere In China; What A Way To Die; All Day Long; Switzerland; Almost Made It.

Coventry Polytechnic, February 4, 1986: Safety Net; All That Ever Mattered; Looking Back; Fixed Grin; What A Way To Die; All Day Long; Ace Of Spades; Almost Made It.

Bull & Gate, February 26, 1986: Intro; All Day Long; Home Again; All That Ever Mattered; Fixed Grin; What A Way To Die; Looking Back; Nature Lover; Safety Net; Switzerland; Almost Made It; Something To Do; All Day Long.

Bay 63, London March 26, 1986: All Day Long; Home Again; Looking Back; All That Ever Mattered; Somewhere In China; What A Way To Die; Fixed Grin; Caledonian Road; Safety Net; Switzerland; Almost Made It; Something To Do; All Day Long; Nature Lover.

Hamburg KIR, April 17, 1986: All Day Long; Home Again; Looking Back; All That Ever Mattered; Somewhere In China; What A Way To Die; Fixed Grin; Caledonian Road; Saftety Net; Nature Lover; Switzerland; Almost Made It; All Day Long; Safety Net.

ICA, London, June 28, 1986: Almost Made It; All That Ever Mattered; Home Again; Looking Back; Somewhere In China; Before I Wake; What A Way To Die; Fixed Grin; Caledonian Rd.; Train From Kansas City; Switzerland; All Day Long; Safety Net; Something To Do; Nature Lover; Safety Net; Home Again; Switzerland.

WOMAD, July, 1986: What A Way To Die; Fixed Grin; Caledonian Road; Seems To Be; Nature Lover; Almost Made It; Train From Kansas City; Safety Net; Something To Do; Switzerland (cut).

ULU, London, October 3, 1986: All Day Long; Home Again; Looking Back; All That Ever Mattered; Unto God; It's Up To You; Fixed Grin; What A Way To Die; Caledonian Rd.; I Don't Want To Be Friends With You; Seems To Be; Nature Lover; Safety Net; Train From Kansas City; Something To Do; Switzerland.

Dienze Futurama, October 5, 1986: All Day Long; Home Again; Looking Back; All That Ever Mattered; It's Up To You; Before I Wake; Nature Lover; Fixed Grin; Caledonian Road; I Don't Wanna Be Friends With You; Seems To Be; Nature Lover; Safety Net.




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