Rema-Rema - Wheel In The Roses

Rema-Rema are without doubt (in my eyes) the greatest short-lived outfit the world has ever seen. They consisted of Gary Asquith on guitar and vocals, Marco Pirroni on guitar, Mick Allen on bass and vocals, Mark Cox on keyboards and Dorothy Max Prior on drums. This is the only official release in their lifetime and what a brilliant thing it is. A half studio / half live 12" originally released on 4AD in 1980. Just as revolutionary greatness beckoned, they split up.

Marco joined Adam And The Ants (of all bands), Gary, Mick and Mark formed the short-lived Mass with Danny Briottet before Gary (and Danny) became two-thirds of Renegade Soundwave, while Mick and Mark became two-thirds of The Wolfgang Press. Dorothy formed El Trains (with Jay Strongman) and worked with Genesis P Orridge and recorded as a solo artist on Industrial Records before briefly joining Psychic TV on a full time basis and later joined The Monochrome Set.

This is the CD reissue on 4AD from 2003.

Wheel In The Roses's the best thing ever uploaded to Youtube: Dominique Vanheusden combining The Feedback Song and Rema-Rema with Sergei Parajanov's "Sayat Nova" (aka The Colour of Pomegranates) and Soul Train. And at the end, you even get a section where Mrs Inside busts some moves!

You literally can't just watch it once ...


Anonymous,  14 March 2019 at 12:49  

there is a new compilation including unreleased and live and remastered wheel in the roses
its called "Fond Reflections"

Anonymous,  16 March 2019 at 15:45