Please Release Me: The Glam-Slam Sound Of Denim

Brian Raftery | January 10, 2007 11:39 am

Welcome to another edition of “Please Release Me,” in which your Idolators request–nay beg–that an out-of-print, delayed or held-up-in-customs album be issued Stateside:

Artist: Denim Hometown: The UK Album: Back In Denim, 1992 What is it?: After disbanding his famously prolific twee-pop outfit Felt, Lawrence Hayward decided to go the glam-pop route, releasing two studio albums under the name Denim. Back In Denim was the group’s first and best effort, a reverential (but highly tongue-in-cheek) tribute to the glitter period. It’s highlighted by the diss track “Middle Of The Road,” in which Hayward declares that he hates just about every major recording artist of the 20th century; not surprisingly, Jarvis Cocker was a big fan. Where is it?: Long out of print in the U.K., it was finally reissued this year by Cherry Red Records, and could be found for less than $10 at some Tower Records locations during the chain’s final days. But a proper US release has yet to happen.

Denim – Middle Of The Road [MP3, link expired] Denim – The Osmonds [MP3, link expired]