Now available at bandcamp as part of the ::: MirrorWorldMusic Archives ::: project :
Root’n Varies (1993)
With these two re-releases, which have never been audible on the Internet before, we are digging deep into the beginnings of the MWM cosmos:
Between 1988 and 1997, Hip Young Things became one of the most significant Indie Rock bands from Germany and toured extensively around Europe at the time, releasing four regular albums on Glitterhouse Records and sharing bills with the likes of Codeine, Gumball, The Ramones, Motorpsycho, Beck, The Cramps, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Tuesday Weld, Speed Niggs, Rein Sanction, Daft Punk, and many others.
Not always critically acclaimed for their at times rather idiosyncratic, experimental, (deadpan) humorous, yet emotive artistic tendencies, which stood somewhat in contrast to their Anglo-American musical influences but underlined their personal take on contemporary alternative rock and pop music, John Peel, for example, outed himself as a fan of the song ‘Long Brown Eyes’ from an early demo cassette tape and gave it some airplay on the BBC. But maybe later, more on this in the future at MWM if the universe allows…