JUST JOANS, THE
BUCKFAST BOTTLES IN THE RAIN (WEE POP!)
Gatefold sleeve , black vinyl, standard weight. Buckfast Bottles In The Rain could, if you squint your eyes a little, be considered the debut fulllength album from The Just Joans, the Glasgow band named after the agony aunt from Scottish newspaper, The Daily Record.
The majority of the tracks for this album appeared in a different form on "Last Tango In Motherwell", a CD album from 2005 when the band was simply David & Chris, as evidenced on the now legendary YouTube "Last Night In Glasgow" webcast series: The band has since expanded to a five piece, amassing an enthusiastic following with each gig, festival appearance, and through their steady output of mini-album/EPs on WeePOP records.
Returning to rework these songs gives the opportunity to fully realise their pop grandeur.
In the grand tradition of Bowie, Zappa and The Magnetic Fields, "Buckfast Bottles In The Rain" is a popconcept album, an audacious artistic undertaking, like a clumsy and shy Bukowski, set to the Sound Of Young Scotland.
The first half of the album is based around the life of a 17 year old living in a small British town in the late 1990s'.
"lonely, thoroughly bored and yearning for something more.". The second side is about the opportunity for change, leaving home to go to University, new friends, discovering sex, working; but ultimately yearning after the friends and the security of the hometown they were so desperate to escape from in the first place.