Michael James Pollard

Too Confusing

Emotional Rescue
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Emotional Rescue returns to early 1980s Manchester with the previously unreleased music of Michael James Pollard and his beautiful distillation of indie pop in Too Confusing and bedsit cover version of Ashford and Simpson’s Surrender. While studying photography at Manchester Polytechnic, (MJ) Pollard lived and played in a band in a ramshackle house in Walley Range. In the cellar studio he would write and record his own songs using their guitars, fretless bass and keys, as well as his own Casio VL-Tone VL-1 and Simmons Clap Trap to augment his drums onto a 4 track TEAC. By 1983, and now solo, he was recording out of Dislocation Dance’s studio (ERC111), had secured a Peel Session and via Factory Records’ Lindsay Reade, was discussing with Fundacao Atlantica about releasing an album. Working with singer Sioux Goddard as a duo, they put down 8 songs in 2 weeks in summer ‘84. However, Fundacao Atlantica’s financial difficulties and soon closure meant the songs were lost until now. Recovered off the original tapes and lovingly restored, Too Confusing captures the optimism of the sessions, a summer love melody of forlorn youth. Surrender accompanies, recorded back in that cellar in ‘81, with friend Stephanie Danziger on vocals, its lo-fi simplicity is a perfect take on an all-time classic, making this a newly prized gem of British indie pop history.

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Release Date

18.06.2021

Cat No

ERC113

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Disco
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Check Out Your Mind (feat. Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
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Disco
12"
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Floyd Lloyd Seivright
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Check Out Your Mind (feat. Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
Indie / Alternative
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7"
Dislocation Dance
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Midnight Shift Demos Emotional Rescue
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Rock / Pop / Indie
7"
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Dislocation Dance
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Midnight Shift Demos Emotional Rescue
New Wave / 80ies Synth
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7"
Ron's Neighbours
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Ron Next Door Emotional Rescue
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Rock / Pop / Indie
7"
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Ron's Neighbours
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Ron Next Door Emotional Rescue
tba
12"
Phillip & Lloyd
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Keep On Moving (feat Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
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12"
Phillip & Lloyd
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Keep On Moving (feat Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
tba
12"
Remy Martin
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I Want You (feat Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
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12"
Remy Martin
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I Want You (feat Nad Remix) Emotional Rescue
Reggae / Dub
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12"
Red Cloud
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Double Talk Emotional Rescue
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Reggae / Dub
12"
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Red Cloud
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Double Talk Emotional Rescue