Today’s album in the series belongs to a rather atypical band, hailing from the cultural scene of the mid-1970s in the UK.
The album “The Sadista Sisters” by The Sadista Sisters.
I discovered this album on a website that I am a regular visitor to, “New Music United“. By its own slogan it is a place to “discover and rediscover new music on the web” and personally, that has been for me. I have discovered a lot of new music, rediscovered other music that I had forgotten and of course, a lot has become part of my vinyl record collection. “New Music United” is a website that I personally recommend to everyone.
And speaking about The Sadista Sisters, originally the band was formed by Jude Alderson, Teresa D’Abreu and the composer Jacky Tayler in 1974 and had up to nine members, all women. They were dedicated to making a kind of feminist political Cabaret mixed with Rock music. In 1976 they signed the contract for the only album that the band will have in its biography. The record company was Trasatlantic Records.
This company made the group recorded with other more professional musicians for the album. They really distrusted the musical quality of the existing members since most were not career musicians. In the back cover credits, these new musicians are referred to as “The Brothers.”
- Barry Booth – Keyboards
- Bob Gill – Guitars
- Isaac Guillory – Guitars
- Mo Foster – Bass
- Jim Toomey – Drums and Congas
- Ritchie Gold – Percussion
- Chris Mercer – Soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones
- Ron Carthy – Trumpet
- Henry Lowther – Trumpet
This album was released in 1976 in the UK on cassette and vinyl record and in Australia only on vinyl record. Then there was another release in Germany in 1989 in CD format and that was it. Very few releases have had this single album by The Sadista Sisters.
Incredibly, and unlike what you might think when knowing the few releases it has had, it is a very easy and cheap album to get, the question is to know that it exists 😉 . At Discogs you can buy it in very good quality starting at a price of 2.50 euros. Surely for many, as it was for me, it will be one of those cases where the album costs less than the cost of shipping.
And here I can leave a little tip for those who start with collecting vinyl records. In cases where the record I am looking for costs less than what it costs to send it by mail, I check what the seller sells to see if there are things that interest me at an interesting price. In general, sellers allow to put more than one disc in the shipment without charging more, to know this it is important to look at the seller’s conditions. For example, if the album costs me 2.50 and shipping costs 7.00, in my personal case I put the figure of 20.00 as the maximum cost with shipping included that I am going to do. That leaves me a remainder of 11.50 to look for other records. Most of the time I have been able to buy up to 3 or even 4 albums for that amount also counting the shipping. The amount of 20.00 is a personal choice that I have always made, it can vary and has at times, that depends a lot on what I find. But I always try to keep it in mind to maintain some control 😀 .
And to finish, as usual, I leave a list with the four songs that I could find on YouTube from this album, there are no more. That’s how unbelievably unknown this album is.
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