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Friday 8 February 2008

Talulah Gosh

Well, if nothing else, Talulah Gosh push back my earliest featured single by a year and expand the Oxford-based twee database by another entry.

I'd kind of written off Talulah Gosh as too early for here, but then I heard Gideon Coe play them on 6music (incidentally, George Lamb? Why?) and decided that they were pretty much bang on for posting; let's face it, what do you remember about the band?

Well, we'll wiki them and see shall we?

Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, England and one of the leading bands of the twee pop movement, taking their name from the headline of an NME interview with Clare Grogan.
Ooh, Clare Grogan, that should be enough to raise the pulse of most people reading this...

So basically they lasted from 1986 until 1988, released a few decent jingly jangly singles and played a Peel session or two along the way and split; then most of the members went off to form Heavenly, another band that I'll get around to doing at some point.

I won't put too much here again as there's some pretty good fan pages here and here for example and a quick Google brings up more than enough background for even the most dedicated Gosher (I wonder if that's what the fans were called).

You'll like this mp3, it's a cracking bit of indie pop and if there's one thing I like almost as much as a flexi-disk it's a self-referential song name this this: Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh. Enjoy.


  1. Mention of Sarah Records here is long overdue; they were one of the last “proper” indie labels. I’ve still got most of their stuff in an old 7” singles box.

  2. Just found your blog - love it.

    I used to work at the Bull & Gate in the early 90s, so I am familiar with, well, pretty much every single band you've mentioned so far. Had most of them buy me a Pils in fact.

    Nice one.

  3. Only heard the Atta Girl / Punk Girl single by heavenly. Loved all five songs on that EP

  4. good ol'gosh - i helped put out the sha la la flexi with them and the razorcuts on long long ago - they were lovely bunch. i've still got some somewhere if you want one.

  5. what a nice site, and you're so right about the self-referential song name theory: Jilted John was another one to prove you right!

    all the best for your blog!