Back when punk and specifically, Stiff Records was taking off in the States, five records on colored vinyl were released simultaneously. At least that is how I remember it. Wreckless Eric, Rachel Sweet, Jona Lewie, Mickey Jupp and Lene Lovich. At the time, Wreckless Eric and Lene Lovich were the ones that stuck, while Jona and Rachel did nothing for me. I have no recollection of the Mickey Jupp and for years since, would come across that blue vinyl edition in various record stores and collections. One side was produced by Nick Lowe and featured Rockpile and the other was produced by Gary Brooker and featured Chris Spedding. For the life of me, I don't know why this record eluded me for so long.
That said, I cannot get enough of "Juppanese." There isn't a bad song in the bunch and if you're unfamiliar with it, I suggest finding a copy and giving it a spin. The track on top is from the Rockpile side. The track below is a beauty from the Brooker side. Let me know what you think.