I mentioned The Associates yesterday and now this won’t let go! I’m in the middle of remastering my Associates vinyl to CD for a BSOG® that has been 20 years in the making. This song was the first Associates track I heard 10 years after the fact when the “Popera” compilation appeared in 1990 and I finally saw an Associates release that I could buy. I had read the name for years but never heard them. I popped on this track first; with a title like that it had a lot to live up to. And I was completely unprepared for having my sky-high expectations easily surpassed!
It was not just a fantastic song called “White Car In Germany,” it was the best possible song by that title! After hearing this song in 1990 my life’s work was to get every release I could get my hands on by these Scottish wonders! Alas, there would only be one more new album by singer Billy MacKenzie before his untimely death in 1997.