Blancmange

Happy birthday Harpo Marx (1893)!  I do like me some Marx Brothers!

BLANCMANGE

Initially, I did not understand why Blancmange were so popular.  I didn’t buy many of their records, when they came out – everything I got, I bought in the aftermarket.  So, nothing was too expensive!

CD                BELIEVE YOU ME                                                                           LONDON DE      820301.2     1985

1985 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 BELIEVE YOU ME                                                                           LONDON UK      LONLP 10     1985

1985 11 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

12″               BLIND VISION                                                                               LONDON UK      BLANX 5       1983

1983 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 BLIND VISION (Jpn) (PS)                                                              LONDON JPN     S07P-1040  1983

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 BLIND VISION / HEAVEN KNOWS WHERE HEAVEN IS (PS)     LONDON UK      BLANC 5       1983

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               DAY BEFORE YOU CAME, THE                                                     LONDON UK      BLANX 8       1984

1984 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

12″               DON’T TELL ME                                                                             LONDON UK      BLAPX 7        1984

1984 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               DON’T TELL ME (DE)                                                                     LONDON DE      6.20325       1984

1984 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 DON’T TELL ME / GET OUT OF THAT (PS)                                  LONDON UK      BLANC 7       1984

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               FEEL ME                                                                                         LONDON UK      BLANX 2       1982

1982 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 FEEL ME (PS)                                                                                 LONDON UK      BLANC 2       1982

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               GOD’S KITCHEN                                                                            LONDON UK      BLANX 1       1982

1982 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

LP                 HAPPY FAMILIES (AUS)                                                                LONDON AUS    SH 8552       1982

1982 10 TRKS stereo LP

CD                HAPPY FAMILIES (DE)                                                                  LONDON DE      810123.2     1982

1987 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

12″               I CAN SEE IT                                                                                   LONDON UK      BLANX 11     1986

1986 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

12″               LIVING ON THE CEILING                                                              LONDON JPN     L15P 1155   1983

1983 4 TRKS stereo 12″ with large color label, insert

12″               LIVING ON THE CEILING                                                              LONDON UK      BLANX 3       1982

1982 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 LIVING ON THE CEILING / RUNNING THIN (PS)                        LONDON UK      BLANC 3       1982

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               LOSE YOUR LOVE                                                                          LONDON UK      BLANX 10     1985

1985 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 LOSE YOUR LOVE promo                                                             SIRE US              28792-DJ     1985

1985 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

LP                 MANGE TOUT                                                                                LONDON UK      810235.1     1984

1984 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

CD                MANGE TOUT (DE)                                                                       LONDON DE      810235.2     1984

1987 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

LP                 SECOND HELPINGS                                                                       LONDON UK      828043.1     1990

1990 11 TRKS stereo LP collection

CD                SECOND HELPINGS (DE)                                                              LONDON DE      828043.2     1990

1990 12 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

12″               THAT’S LOVE, THAT IT IS (US)                                                      SIRE US              20282          1984

1984 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 THAT’S LOVE, THAT IT IS / VISHNU (PS)                                     LONDON UK      BLANC 6       1983

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 THAT’S LOVE, THAT IT IS / VISHNU pic disc                             LONDON UK      BLAPD 6       1983

1983 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, pic disc

 

CD                THIRD COURSE, THE (DE)                                                            SPECTRUM DE   550194.2     1994

1994 14 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

12″               WAVES                                                                                           LONDON UK      BLANX 4       1983

1983 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 WAVES / GAME ABOVE MY HEAD, THE (PS)                              LONDON UK      BLANC 4       1983

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″               WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?                                                          LONDON UK      BLANX 9       1985

1985 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM? (PS)                                                  LONDON UK      BLADP 9       1985

1985 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, 2 x 7″

Blancmange

8-30-11

Blancmange

Are they still together? I don’t think so. (Or are they?)

Did you ever see them play live? No.

Anything you want / need by them? Maybe some 7” UK singles?

  1. Happy Families (1982) I have only orig CD issue of this title
  2. Mange Tout (1984) I have only orig CD issue of this title
  3. Believe You Me (1985) I do not own this title on CD…yet!

As close as I ever got to seeing them play live was on MTV – and I’m still looking for my beta videocassette of that show!

Definitely one of the earlier of the “sampler” bands.  And they were certainly making music videos 100% contemporary with the advent of MTV, not that I ever saw much of them on there, beyond that aforementioned live show.  “Lose Your Love” was a really amusing music video, with them spilling all that paint!

LP                BELIEVE YOU ME                                                                                 LONDON UK        LONLP 10

1985 11 TRKS 3rd

12″               BLIND VISION                                                                                       LONDON UK        BLANX 5

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 BLIND VISION / HEAVEN KNOWS WHERE HEAVEN IS (PS)     LONDON UK        BLANC 5

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               DAY BEFORE YOU CAME, THE                                                         LONDON UK        BLANX 8

1984 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               DON’T TELL ME                                                                                    LONDON UK        BLAPX 7

1984 2 TRKS with large pic labels

7″                 DON’T TELL ME / GET OUT OF THAT (PS)                                     LONDON UK        BLANC 7

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               FEEL ME                                                                                                LONDON UK        BLANX 2

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               GOD’S KITCHEN                                                                                  LONDON UK        BLANX 1

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                HAPPY FAMILIES                                                                                  ISLAND US           90053.1

1982 10 TRKS 1st

12″               I CAN SEE IT                                                                                         LONDON UK        BLANX 11

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               LIVING ON THE CEILING                                                                   LONDON UK        BLANX 3

1982 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 LIVING ON THE CEILING / RUNNING THIN (PS)                          LONDON UK        BLANC 3

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               LOSE YOUR LOVE                                                                               LONDON UK        BLANX 10

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                MANGE TOUT                                                                                       LONDON UK        SH 8554

1984 10 TRKS 2nd (810235.1)

12″               THAT’S LOVE, THAT IT IS                                                                   SIRE US                20282-0

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 THAT’S LOVE, THAT IT IS / VISHNU (PS)                                        LONDON UK        BLANC 6

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               WAVES                                                                                                   LONDON UK        BLANX 4

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 WAVES / GAME ABOVE MY HEAD, THE (PS)                                  LONDON UK        BLANC 4

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?                                                               LONDON UK        BLANX 9

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve