On The Shelf: Special Abbreviated Release Schedule Edition

Feb 12th, 2007 // 7 Comments

Normally, we take time every Monday to spotlight a few new records that are coming out, but because tomorrow’s album-release slate is almost as weak as the Grammys’ Best Rock Album field, we figured we’d spotlight three albums that, according to Pause & Play, will be reissued in deluxe editions this week; they were all put out originally by the legendary UK label Stiff Records, and Tracey Ullman’s take on the Kirsty MacColl-penned “They Don’t Know” has been a particular favorite of ours since MTV’s earliest days:

Any Trouble – Nice Girls [MP3, link expired]
Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know [MP3, link expired]]
Wreckless Eric – Whole Wide World [MP3, link expired]
On the CD Front [Pause & Play]


  1. nicoel

    Early inspiration for the “Fake Plastic Trees” video, of course.

  2. Ned Raggett

    And an equally glorious song.

  3. King of Pants

    Good driving there, Paul. </wiggum>

  4. Jupiter8

    You forget the double disc of stuff by Dirty Looks-very overlooked band (great power trio and not that 80s metal band) and the first Rachel Sweet disc (before that schlockly Rex Smith duet)…

  5. MTS

    THIS SONG. I have been in love with this song for what feels like all my life. I don’t care if it’s Tracey, Kirsty or Ben Gibbard belting it out, I will take it all the same. First time I heard it was on WHTG — I still have the cassette I made from that day.

  6. Anonymous

    Ben Gibbard does a nice cover of “They Don’t Know.”

  7. bighead

    Thanks for this, I’ve been thinking about the Tracey Ullman version and this video since the Kirsty McColl posting some weeks back. It was great to see it again.

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