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    Hmmm. Can't remember. It was one off their first album, In The Garden. May have been Never Gonna Cry Again. Don't quote me on that.
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    That's gas, 'cos I was wondering if it might've been that very one. A great tune that, featuring Jaki Liebezeit on drums !
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    To my shame I've only recently heard the AC Marias LP. Bagged it in a job lot of LPs that a mate of mine bought for his record shop. I really like it. Sounds strangely contemporary, if it was released today it would be heralded as a minimalist classic (and is not a million miles away from some of the dreamier bits of latter day Wire). I was only vaguely aware of it at the time. Did it sell? Did they play live?
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    Angela was at one of the Cafe Oto gigs at Wirefest, I think
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    Did it sell? Did they play live?

    Not as much as it should have. They didn't play live.
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    Yep, she was in the audience at the Friday gig at Cafe Oto, when Klara and Graham played.
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    I love this album, and the song "Just Talk" is a classic. Angela Conway has a wonderful voice. It is a shame that A.C Marias' output is so slender.
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    Apart from the album, which I bought, I also have the One Of Our Girls/Vicious CD-single. Which I stole. I still worked in TV Land at the time. The single was a prop on a TV set for a soap (one of the 10 or so CDs next to a CD player in a 'living room') and when I saw it sitting there, inbetween ABBAs and Pink Floyds, I was very surprised. I also couldn't help myself because I wanted 'Vicious'. After the show was recorded I sneaked back to the set and nicked it.

    In another episode the main characters of the series were moving house so there were a lot of cardboard boxes on the set as props. These needed some scribbles on them to look authentic ("BATHROOM 1", "BOOKS", etc) so I wrote "12XU" on one of them. It was a great thrill to see that appear on national TV a few months later, although I don't think many viewers got the message.
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    Yintan - nice story! What was the soap?
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    Ian - It's probably better if I keep that to myself.
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    Haha...shame! Of course I wouldn't expect you to acknowledge, confirm or refute but if I was in detective mode, I'd think AC Marias-Just Talk disc, promo copy sent ahead of AC Marias TV appearance on that Tony Wilson hosted prog on Granada TV, Granada TV soap....
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    Detective Ian - I can tell you one thing: you're wrong. Don't give up your day job :-)
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    hahaha nice one Yintan...no longer shall I sleuth
    And much as I respect and admire your prop based mischief, it's not a patch on that instance in the animated Rupert Bear of the 90s where a number of the books in a library that Rupert and chums were visiting carried s&m related titles on their spines