Air Balloon Road

My seventeen year old daughter suggested that we have a family Sunday out in Bristol.  This roughly translates to Dad paying for train fare to Bristol and lunch, while daughter and mother wallow in four floors of Primark (Bristol has a Primark of gargantuan proportion).  I agreed to this after calculating that it would take me roughly two hours to walk to Air Balloon Road and back from Temple Meads station, I guessed that after two hours wife and daughter would only be on floor three of four in the bargain vestment emporium.

So I walk across not the most picturesque areas of Bristol to Air Balloon Road.  I arrive there and I now have to negotiate the awkward selfie with a road sign.  This is not helped by teenagers  who can’t believe that someone wants a selfie next to road marking, and they found this highly amusing.

Air Balloon Road is another collection of songs from the Sarah catalogue in a similar vein to There and Back Again Lane or the Shadow Factory.  It caused controversy at the time of release because it was available on a CD format, but with a tracklisting as strong as this it would be a travesty if it was not made available to the masses.  Notably The Field Mice End of the Affair which is one of the greatest love songs ever, and led to a girlfriend leaving me because I listened to depressing music all the time, anyway her loss. It has the first Sarah Records song; The Sea Urchins, Pristine Christine.

Various Artists : Air Balloon RoadR-926409-1220153798.jpeg

The Orchids – It’s Only Obvious
Another Sunny Day – I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist
The Sea Urchins – Please Rain Fall
The Field Mice – If You Need Someone
The Orchids – Underneath The Window, Underneath The Sink
St. Christopher – You Deserve More Than A Maybe
The Field Mice – The End Of The Affair
Gentle Despite – Darkest Blue
The Golden Dawn – George Hamilton’s Dead
The Field Mice – Sensitive
The Wake – Carbrain
Brighter – I Don’t Think It Matters
The Sea Urchins – Pristine Christine
14 Iced Bears – Come Get Me
The Golden Dawn – My Secret World
The Springfields – Sunflower
Another Sunny Day – You Should All Be Murdered
St. Christopher – All Of A Tremble
Action Painting! – These Things Happen
The Poppyheads – Dreamabout
Another Sunny Day – Green
The Orchids – Blue Light
Brighter – Noah’s Ark


4 thoughts on “Air Balloon Road

  1. ‘Tis indeed a fine compilation. The yoof of Bristol will probably be talking about the crazy guy who took a selfie with a street sign for many years to come – brilliant!

  2. The best of the Sarah comps. My favorite song from the Orchids, Field Mice, Another Sunny Day. 14 Iced Bears and the Sea Urchins… all on one album!

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