Charms of Powerful Trouble : A Complete(ish) List of Win Promos / Compilations / Foreign Editions

This catch-all list is for all the material that falls outside the then-available vinyl, cassettes, and CDs. This leaves us with promotional items sent out to journalists – not just vinyl, CDs, and cassettes, but also videos, white labels, posters, press releases, possibly even Electronic Press Kits. Some items fall under the heading ‘promo’ by dint of a small sticker on the reverse of a 7”’s sleeve; other items (such as the “Dusty Heartfelt” foldout Orthodox ‘shrine’) are unique items that are – in the marketing spiel of yore – ‘not available in the shops’.

Into this category I’ve also included items such as compilation albums (you know the sort : “Now That’s What I Call Compiled By Committee Volume 23”) and tracks that have been included on flexidiscs, tapes, and CDs given away with music magazines and the like. Foreign issues of Win’s work will also be listed below.

“Unamerican Broadcasting” 7” Promo
Format :7” single, in plain paper sleeve
Label :Swamplands
Serial No :SWDJ5
Date Of Release :unknown (probably March 1985)
Track Listing :

A : “Unamerican Broadcasting Part One”; B : “Unamerican Broadcasting Part Two”.

Info :

“Unamerican Broadcasting” 12" Promo
Format :12" single, in plain paper sleeve
Label :Swamplands
Serial No :SWX5
Date Of Release :unknown (probably March 1985)
Track Listing :

A : “Unamerican Broadcasting Part One”; B : “Unamerican Broadcasting Part Two”.

Info :

WIN UNAMERICAN BROADCASTING ONLY AVAILABLE
ON 12" FROM SWAMPLANDS RECORDS THE FIRST
SWAMPLANDS RECORD TO GO THROUGH THE
CARTEL SWAMPLANDS RUN BY ALAN HORNE
WHO RAN POSTCARD RECORDS WIN WHO ARE
DAVEY HENDERSON AND RUSSELL BURN'S
NEW GROUP THEY WERE THE FIREENGINES
CANDY SKIN WENT TO NO 1 IN THE
CHART - THIS RECORD MUST TOO....
TEAR OFF THE SHRINKWRAP AND THERE'S
AN AMERICAN FLAG PEEL OFF THE FLAG
UNAMERICAN BROADCASTING - THE MOST
PACKAGING OF ANY RECORD SO FAR. RE
MARCH 1ST BACKED UP BY EXTENSIVE TV
SESSIONS, NME FRONT COVERS ETC ETC
STICKER AD IN THE
ADVERTISING IN FACE, BLITZ, NME

WIN
------

We were all piled into the back of a van and they played me "Candy Skin" just after they'd made it. I was jealous as fuck. I wanted the Fire Engines on Postcard Records. Orange Juice aside, they were the best group around.

"The Fire Engines were the best group I saw in 1980. I fell in love immediately. This metaphysical mix of fun and mythical significance, concentration and distraction, fury and devouring intensity. David Henderson is a compulsive liberating, possessed new hero.... the substance and fashion, the look and the gaze of a star." Went Paul Morely in the NME, when he came upon them.

Now, four years later, with David Henderson and Russel Burn from the Fire Engines, with Ian Stoddart, and now on Swamplands; WIN are the most exciting thing I've come across since Orange Juice were starting off and like that group too, WIN have an excitement. The Fire Engines had it. David Henderson eminates it. An aesthetic excitement, that is earthy and arty. They don't have to knock you over with a blast of pomp the way the rest are trying to do these days.

Is it any wonder UNAMERICAN BROADCASTING sounds so exciting? It's not a question of it being the groups first record. It's nothing to do with the sound of the record, all these things help but it's simpler than that. It's because the people who made this record are exciting! Every other record released this week is made by dull people. People who are dead in the head and dead in the bed. Just read down that Top 40.

When the current crop of up and comers have to struggle to talk a good record let alone make one, WIN talk it, show it, take it, make it, and ARE it! WIN are one of those real groups: scruffy and seedy and smart and a relief from all the studenty groups who'd rather lunch with the lawyer than powder their nose or go shopping for clothes or goodness knows, what ..........

Yours
Alan Horne

P.S. We're doing this record as a 12" limited edition only, due to the somewhat elaborate nature of the art that we're wrapping it up in. And. we're distributing it through the Cartel.

For further information please contact Eugene Manzi at the London Press office on est374.

Swamplands, 15 St George St, LONDON W1R 9DE

"NME Tapeworm"
Format :Cassette
Label :n/a
Serial No :NME 017
Date Of Release :1985
Track Listing :

1. THE JUICY BANANAS Bad Man
2. THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS Love For Sale
3. THE POGUES The Wild Cats Of Kilkenny
4. THE ROBERT CRAY BAND Phone Booth
5. CHAMPION DOUG VEITCH Not The Heart (NME Re-Mix)
6. PAUL QUINN Ain't That Always The Way (Demo)
7. THE FAITH BROTHERS Stranger On Home Ground (String Version)
8. WIN Unamerican Broadcasting (NME Mix)
9. CHAKK Cut The Dust (Demo)
10. THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN Inside Me
11. FRANK SIDEBOTTOM Anarchy In The UK
12. WAYNE SMITH Under Mi Sleng Teng
13. TROUBLE FUNK Drop The Bomb
14. SHIRLEY BROWN Love Forever (Remix)
15. SAVAJAZZ Everything We Do
16. SIMPLY RED Money's Too Tight (Dub)
17. GUADALCANAL DIARY Watusi Rodeo
18. THE BLASTERS Common Man
19. THE BEAT FARMERS Reason To Believe
20. LOS LOBOS Volver

Info :

“You’ve Got The Power” 12” Promo
Format :12" single
Label :Swamplands
Serial No :SWX 8
Date Of Release :June 1985
Track Listing :

A : “You’ve Got The Power (Chocolate Thrills Mix)” – produced by David Motion, engineered by Trigger; B : “You’ve Got The Power 7” Version” - produced by David Motion, engineered by Trigger; “In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)” - produced by David Motion, engineered by Trigger.

Info :

"RM C:60 Spools Paradise"
Format :Cassette
Label :n/a
Serial No :n/a
Date Of Release :September 1985
Track Listing :

1. WIN You've Got The Power
2. PET SHOP BOYS Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
3. LIZZIE TEAR Kima (Hey! Ma Ma!)
4. BRILLIANT Ruby Fruit Jungle
5. COLOURBOX Arena
6. CHAKK Turn The Sound Out (Higher Than I Want To Be)
7. THE POGUES A Pair Of Brown Eyes
8. ANIMAL NIGHTLIFE Love Is Just The Great Pretender (Undressing Mix)
9. JAMES Just Hip
10. ABC Fear Of The World (In Cinemascope)
11. TIPPA IRIE Complain Neighbour
12. VIRGINIA ASTLEY I Live In Dreams
13. HIPSWAY Forbidden
14. DEL AMITRI Heard Through A Wall
15. LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS Rattlesnakes

Info :

“Super Popoid Groove” 12” One Sided Promo
Format :12" single
Label :London
Serial No :ZPMSC 11146 (possibly LON DJ128)
Date Of Release :unknown (probably March 1987)
Track Listing :

A : unknown

Info :

“Uh! Tears Baby (A Trash Icon)” German Edition
Format :LP
Label :Metronome
Serial No :828047-1
Date Of Release :1987 (see below)
Track Listing :

1. Super Popoid Groove
2. Shampoo Tears
3. Binding Love Spell
4. Un-American Broadcasting
5. Hollywood Baby Too
6. Empty Holsters
7. You’ve Got The Power
8. Charms Of Powerful Troubles
9. It May Be A Beautiful Sky Tonight But It’s Only A Shelter For A World At Risk
10. Charms (Reprise)
11. Baby Cutting

Info :

WIN . UH! TEARS BABY 828047-1

LONLP 31 WIN UH! TEARS BABY (A TRASH ICON) London Records Ltd

Ein produkt der METRONOME MUSIK GMBH, GlockengieBerwall 3, 2000 Hamburg 1,
im Vertrieb von PMV Alle Urheber- und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten .
Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung!

“Uh! Tears Baby (A Trash Icon)” UK Promo
Format :LP
Label :London
Serial No :LONLP31
Date Of Release :1987
Track Listing :

1. Super Popoid Groove
2. Shampoo Tears
3. Binding Love Spell
4. Un-American Broadcasting
5. Hollywood Baby Too
6. Empty Holsters
7. You’ve Got The Power
8. Charms Of Powerful Troubles
9. It May Be A Beautiful Sky Tonight But It’s Only A Shelter For A World At Risk
10. Charms (Reprise)
11. Baby Cutting

Info :

“McEwan’s Lager The Soundtrack” 3” CD Single Promo
Format :3” CD single, in 3” cardboard sleeve
Label :PolyGram Special Products, London
Serial No :PSPCD 125
Date Of Release :1989
Track Listing :

1. “You’ve Got The Power” – WIN
2. “Tinder” – HIPSWAY
3. “Opposites Attract” – HEAD TO HEAD
4. “Something So Real” – LOVE DECREE

Info :

“Love Units” 7” Promo
Format :7” single, in plain paper sleeve
Label :Virgin
Serial No :VST 1157
Date Of Release :Jan 1989
Track Listing :

A : “Love Units”; B : “Peace On Egg”.

Info :

“Freaky Trigger” Possible Promo
Format :LP
Label :Virgin
Serial No :V 2571
Date Of Release :March 1989
Track Listing :

1. What’ll You Do Til’ Sunday Baby
2. Taboo
3. Love Units
4. Rainbow
5. Truckee River
6. How Do You Do
7. What’s Love If You Can Kill For Chocolate
8. Mind the Gravy
9. Dusty Heartfelt
10. We Could Cover Up The ‘C’

Info :

VIRGIN PRESS RELEASE

FREAK SCENE

“When the world takes stock of its treasured record collection…there’s certain to be a Win album. And this is the one.” OFFBEAT *****

That’s nice,isn’t it? That a record as fundamentally now! as the Win newie, can evoke such faith in its durability.

A perfect assimilation of Bolan, Prince and Presley is what all those bands with about a century in tertiary education are always talking about. With “Freaky Trigger”, Win (one width certificate in swimming) have somehow done it – only to then overlay it with their own perverse distortions.

“Freaky Trigger” is both perfectly contemporary and immaculately timeless. It finds leader Davey Henderson penning poems without meaning that make perfect sense when to “kill for chocolate” is an almost blase act.

“Freaky Trigger” is Win’s second album, and their first for Virgin. It contains “What’ll You Do Til’ Sunday Baby” and “Love Units”. All tracks have been produced by Zeus B Held. The CD features additional 12-inch versions of “What’s Love If You Can Kill For Chocolate” and “Love Units”.

The full track listing runs thus:
What’ll You Do Til’ Sunday Baby, Taboo, Love Units, Rainbow, Trukee River, How Do You Do, What’s Love If You Can Kill For Chocolate, Mind The Grave, Dusty Heartfelt, We Could Cover Up The “C”.

“Freaky Trigger” – catalogue number V2571 – is released by Virgin Records on March 6.

“Freaky Trigger” German Edition
Format :LP
Label :Virgin (but see below)
Serial No :209 607 (but see below)
Date Of Release :???
Track Listing :

1. What’ll You Do Til’ Sunday Baby
2. Taboo
3. Love Units
4. Rainbow
5. Truckee River
6. How Do You Do
7. What’s Love If You Can Kill For Chocolate
8. Mind the Gravy
9. Dusty Heartfelt
10. We Could Cover Up The ‘C’

Info :

Alle Urheber - und Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten - Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung! Virgin Records

209 607 WIN . FREAKY TRIGGER

WIN FREAKY TRIGGER ® 1989 VIRGIN RECORDS LTD. © 1989 VIRGIN RECORDS LTD.

“Dusty Heartfelt” Foldout 7” Promo
Format :7” single, foldout cardboard
Label :Virgin
Serial No :VS 1178
Date Of Release :May 1989
Track Listing :

A : “Dusty Heartfelt” – produced by Michael Baker & Axel Kröll, engineered by Mark Plati; B : “Peace On Egg” - produced by Terry Adams & WIN, engineered by Terry Adams.

Info :

“Dusty Heartfelt” 12” Acetate
Format :one-sided 12” single, on acetate
Label :The Town House
Serial No :T81003
Date Of Release :probably 1989
Track Listing :

A : “Dusty Heartfelt (Extended Remix)” ???

Info :

“Dusty Heartfelt” 10” Acetate
Format :one-sided 10” single, on acetate
Label :The Town House
Serial No :T81229
Date Of Release :probably 1989
Track Listing :

A : “Dusty Heartfelt” ???

Info :

"Super Popoid Grooves" Bootleg
Format :CD-R
Label :n/a
Serial No :n/a
Date Of Release :unknown
Track Listing :

1. Unamerican Broadcasting (12" A-side)
2. You've Got The Power (Chocolate Thrills Mix)
3. Shampoo Tears (Michael Brauer Dub Mix)
4. Shampoo Tears (12" Mix)
5. Empty Holsters
6. The Slider
7. Super Popoid Groove (12 Inches For Lovegod)
8. What'll You Do Til' Sunday Baby? (Johnson's Baby Mix)
9. Dusty Heartfelt (Extended Remix)
10. Peace On Egg
11. Deep Throat
12. Scary, Scary
13. Pull My Daisy
14. Trigger Happy
15. In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)
16. Unamerican Broadcasting (12" B-side)

Info :

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