Black Cab are an interesting, progressive band from Melbourne, Vic., whose albums centre around themes or concepts, the Altamont Speedway Free Concert, the drugged-up, drugged-out 21st Olympics, and so on. Only a few of their sounds have made it to vinyl.
So, I’ve made a 1-off, just-for-me vinyl pressing of eight BC tracks I’ve never found on record, primarily because I doubt they even exist in that format. ‘Christlike’ I got in a computer magazine mp3 sampler, ‘Senses wild’ is a digital-only release, and ‘Untitled’ was a gem of a live performance, for example. I’ve bought the CDs, records where available, digital downloads – this is me picking my favourites, and glossy-sleeving them up onto transparent 12″ vinyl.
With some very basic audio checking for dropping-onto-vinyl, and some sleeve and label artwork (photo credits acknowledged), we have ‘Yak ye’… a Chernobyl concept album of sorts, expertly-lathed in Poland (land of the Warsaw Girls). You can get most of Black Cab’s music through reasonably-priced digital downloads, and I’d encourage you to do that. In fact, their latest single ‘Take It’ is available (here).
‘Yak ye’ track listing:
A1. Uniforms / A2. Church in Berlin / A3. Christlike / A4. Warsaw girls
B1. Underground Star (2007) /B2. Senses wild / B3. Untitled (live) / B4. Black angel