Trixie's Big Red Motorbike were an indiepop band formed in the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, in 1981. They released two singles, one e.p. and one flexidisc. A vinyl compilation album of their music was released by Accident Records in 1995. The influential British DJ John Peel said Trixie's Big Red Motorbike "wipe the floor with the competition". A retrospective album will be released on Lobby Lud Records in 2012.
In 1981 Telephone Technician Mark Litten and his sixth-former sister Melanie began performing cover versions of songs by The Undertones and The Marine Girls. At this time they were known as "Pocket Money". These early recordings are now lost. Their first original song was "Invisible Boyfriend", and this became their first single under the name Trixie's Big Red Motorbike. This was recorded at "Trixieland"-a box-room in their house on the Isle of Wight. The recording equipment was very primitive, and the single was one of the first "lo-fi" releases in the UK. Only 100 copies were pressed, and the record came with photocopied sleeves and no labels.
A copy of the single was sent to BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who played it on his show and invited the band to record a session. On 28 July 1982 they recorded four songs, and these were broadcast on 24 August. Their second record was the e.p. "Five Songs", recorded in Portsmouth. 500 copies were pressed, and this also came with photocopied sleeves.
This limited edition compilation comes in handmade sleeves with a 20 page booklet.
Tracklist: "Trixies Groove", "A Splash Of Red", "I'm In Love With You", "Invisible Boyfriend", "You Took Him Away From Me", "Hold Me", "In Timbuktu", "One Nation Under A Brolly demo", "One Nation Under A Brolly", "Whatever Happened to to The Treetops", "Norman ''''and Narcissus", "Hold me demo", "That's the End Of That", "You Took Him Away from Me demo", "That's The End Of That", "You Took Him Away From Me Demo", "That's Quite Alot", "When He's By My Side", WWhat Was In The Loft and " Fairytales"
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