Blue China – “Tomorrow Never Knows” (1982)

bluechinatomorrow2Google searches reveal very little about Blue China other than that they were Swiss and the title track for this five-song 12″ is a Beatles cover (and I didn’t need the interwebs to figure that last part out).  What’s happening on this record?  It’s like a lo-fi proto-Smashing Pumpkins kind of thing, but super proto.

I found it in a box labelled “New Wave / Goth / Darkwave” sitting on the floor just inside the door of Berlin’s Sound Vinyl Store and it seemed interesting enough.  And it is.  They style is more on the experimental side of new wave and the beats have a machine-like quality to them.  Overall the tracks feel more like demos than completed work, great sketches that just need to be filled out a bit.

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