Blue In Heaven REDUX

You guys asked for it, and here it is! Contained within this post are four releases by Irish post-punk band Blue In Heaven, including both their debut single and the elusive Rock ‘N’ Roll R.I.P. EP. You can nab their two full length records in these back pages: here and here.

According to Wikipedia, this doesn’t complete the entire Blue In Heaven discography (as much as I’d like it to0. Their 1983 debut single The Lights Go Out (the same track Bono praised upon its release) is nowhere to be found, and the site also lists a final single in 1988, simply entitled Track 01. I’m also looking for a live track entitled “Tell Me,” plucked from the Live For Ireland complilation, but that may just be a video only release, as a clip exists on Youtube. If anyone has any more information for these releases, feel free to chime in and sling them my way! Otherwise, here’s the information for the remaining discography.

Blue In Heaven- Across My Heart 12” (1984)
1. Across My Heart
2. A Whiter Day
3. Across My Heart (Martin Hannett Version)

Blue In Heaven- Julie Cries 12” (1984)
1. Julie Cries (12” Version)
2. The Message
3. In Your Eyes

Blue In Heaven- I Just Wanna 12” (1986)
1. I Just Wanna (12” Mix)
2. Beating In My Head (Little Flower)

Blue In Heaven- Rock ‘N’ Roll R.I.P. 12” (1988)
1. She Is Everything
2. Swinging
3. Feel So Good
4. Loose (live) [originally by The Stooges]
5. On and On

*download all four here* (1-3 RE-RIPPED 1/6/16)

16 Responses to “Blue In Heaven REDUX”

  1. Sorry to just bust in here uninvited, but you might find this even older stuff interesting.

    We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" — previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

    "It’s out there but a really good listen…some awesome experimental work." — Richmond Playlist

    "It’s challenging music made by a collection of people who know what the f_ck they’re talking about when it comes to records…fantastic record…holds its own unique feel and straight weirdness. What more could you want?" — anuncontrollableurge.com

    "…enjoyed it immensely! Odd, odd sounds, but funky in a twisted way." — snapcrackleandpops.blogspot.com

    "…a comment i had from an anonymous friend made me to move my old fat ass and write about this unique lost treasure, post-punk mixed with avant-rock, filled with spastic rhythms and synths in a very New York-ish manner, something like a No Wave Beefheart, if he was a female…" — buginthecity.blogspot.com

    "It's amazing!" — Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

    "…pretty weird: mixtures of grrl band vocals, psych rock and spaced-out guitar, and 60s style poetic verse.
    Pretty weird, in the good way." — g-spotlight.blogspot.com

    "Once again, those lovely folks over at WFMU beat us all to the punch with another chunk of previously unknown avant/post-punk brilliance circa 1981, proving that no matter how much you root around, there's always another truffle waiting to be dug up…" — nonotnyet.blogspot.com

    “…lovely and odd…” — No Rock and Roll Fun.com

    "It reminds me at times of early Sonic youth. To be honest I love anything which contains deranged female warblings. You can listen to or download the whole thing from the Free Music Archive website. Well worth an hour of your time." — burningworld.blogspot.com

    "…some hefty grooves, and plenty of 'holy shit" moments'. It's a spacious but highly rewarding listen, and I wouldn't be surprised if some label makes an effort to press this on vinyl in the near future." — ongakubaka.blogspot.com

    "Hopefully, some enterprising reissue label will snatch this one up, as it's too good to exist only in the ephemeral form of a download." — Mutant Sounds

    Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
    "This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Karen_Cooper_Complex/

  2. uberbelly Says:

    you rock Frank!

  3. A friend of mine linked here after I'd been looking all over the place for a good quality mp3 of "I Just Wanna". Thanks a ton!

  4. walberque Says:

    Julie Cries also has a different version of "In Your Eyes," still produced by Hannett, but different than the album version. Just FYI.

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    Thanks for the head's up! I actually didn't have the 12'' at the time, just had a donated rip. They must have sent the 7'' and not the 12''. I have the 12'' now so I'll re-rip it asap!

  6. newwavepop Says:

    im a huge blue in heaven fan, i already have all these things but am always happy to find other rips hoping for some magical perfect copy thats the best.

    i know bono mentioned this lights go out track but i have never been able to find out anything about it, i wasnt even aware it had actually been released as a single. if you ever track it down i would LOVE a copy.

    i also know nothing about an 88 single, its poossible that who ever wrote that could be talking about the blue angels. somewhere around the late 80s shane and i guess a few of the other guys went from blue in heaven to the blue angels and they released a few eps and single.

    • Frankie Teardrop Says:

      Yeah, I’ve always found that to be a complete mystery- haven’t found that track outside of Bono’s quote. I’ve always got my eye out for it though. If it ever turns up you’ll definitely see mention of it around these parts!

      Hope you like the quality of these rips- they were some of the first I did for this blog so I can’t remember how great they are compared to my current work. I’ve been meaning to go back and re-rip some of these 12”s, so thanks for the reminder!

      • newwavepop Says:

        i actually bought a usb turntable and really nice japanese copies of the 2 main albums about 4 or 5 years ago specifcally to rip , i think your rips sound a bit better than the ones i did.
        but if you re rip them i would be interested.

        oh by the way i also have the 2 tracks from the compilation album. i could email you.

        http://www.irishrock.org/comps/solidcitizens.html

        i have some of the blue anglse stuff and the supernaut album as well. honestly i cant even tell shane is singing in supernaut.

        • Frankie Teardrop Says:

          oh wow- i would definitely love to hear that tape! and i’ll give the 12”s another rip as i can- check back here in a week or two!

          • newwavepop Says:

            does it show you my email when i leave a comment?
            if it does you can send me an email there telling me its you and i will reply with those 2 comp tracks.

  7. Thank you so much, I’ve been looking for the RIP EP since the early 90’s, did not even know about the singles. And today is the first mention I have heard of Blue Angels or Supernaut! I’ve got some catching up to do. But very happy to do so.

  8. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! Maybe you have their release “Rarities”? Or some releases when they were called “The Blue Angels”? Sorry for my English…

  9. Can someone recommend where to locate the EPs by The Blue Angels (Blue In Heaven related), as specified here – https://www.irishrock.org/irodb/bands/blueangels.html
    in 320 kbps or FLAC? The Blue Angels’ Candy EP is presently available (circa 25 April 2017) on soulseek (slsk), but the other EPs specified in the link provided are not available. Thanks in advance.

  10. Dermot Walsh Says:

    A video for Red Dress with good quality audio

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=9eVaAktMpE4

  11. Hope to upload “When Will You Be Mine” soon

  12. 2018.DEC.05 – Is there any chance of ripping the Blue In Heaven singles (i.e. [ Across My Heart 12″ ], [ Julie Cries 12″ ], [ I Just Wanna 12″ ], [ Rock N Roll RIP 12″ ]) specified on this page, in addition to the two Blue In Heaven albums (i.e. [ All The Gods’ Men LP ], [ Explicit Material LP ]), in 24/96 FLAC?

    I understand that this would be third iteration of this effort, but it is impossible to find these records in FLAC format (or in any format other than what is so generously made available here). Thanks in advance, either way.

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