On Fire | 30

by A Head Full of Wishes

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The deluxe edition of On Fire | 30 contains a CD of the tribute album plus a beautiful 28 page 7" square book containing artwork and stories inspired by Galaxie 500's masterpiece. The package will also include two badges (buttons) and two postcards.

    30 random copies will also include a hand-printed On Fire | 30 lino-cut print.

    Includes digital pre-order of On Fire | 30. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around December 9, 2019
    edition of 250 

      £10 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    14 track CD in card wallet

    Includes digital pre-order of On Fire | 30. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around December 9, 2019

      £5 GBP

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of On Fire | 30. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases December 9, 2019

      £5 GBP  or more

     

1.
Up Periscope - Blue Thunder
2.
Robert Scott - Tell Me
3.
Milton - Snowstorm
4.
5.
Ron Harrity - When Will You Come Home
6.
The Standby Connection - Decomposing Trees
7.
Monserrat - Another Day
8.
Britta Phillips - Leave The Planet
9.
Río Arga - Clip con forma de corazón (Plastic Bird)
10.
Llum - Isn't It a Pity
11.
Islandia Nunca Quema - Blue Thunder
12.
Ghost Transmission - Victory Garden
13.
Cápsula de Sueños - Ceremony
14.
Da Loma - Cold Night

about

Thirty years ago On Fire came into my life on one side of a C90 cassette. I guess there have been things happening all the time that have changed the course of my life but not all of them have had as tangible an effect as the point at which I popped that tape into my Walkman.

I bought the CD as soon as I could. I bought the LP of Today the following weekend. Five years later I taught myself HTML just so I could have a Galaxie 500 fan site. And then I built a website for the BBC. And 25 years later I still build websites for a living.

Like those caribou, the hairs on the back of my neck still get tickled by the fire raging not too far away. I’ve been riding the fiery breeze for 30 years with no sign of it slowing down.

Six months ago I decided that this event needed celebrating and this is the result of that decision - a fantastic 14 track album including a cover version of every track on On Fire ~ and all the tracks on the Blue Thunder EP ~ and a beautiful anthology of art inspired by the album.

Andy Aldridge
A Head Full of Wishes ~ October 2019

credits

releases December 9, 2019

All songs by Galaxie 500 (Krukowski, Wareham, Yang) except Isn’t It a Pity by George Harrison, Victory Garden by The Red Crayola (Cunningham, Thompson) and Ceremony by Joy Division (Curtis, Hook, Morris, Sumner).

Mastered by Paco Grande.

Invaluable assitance: Hannah Ehrlich and Miguel Matallín
Book and CD layout and design: John Conley
Inspiration: Galaxie 500

Thanks to all the contributors who gave their art, time and effort so graciously.

Thanks to all the firends and followers of A Head Full of Wishes

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A Head Full of Wishes London, UK

A Head Full of Wishes was established in 1994 as a space for fans of Galaxie 500 (and the bands that came after) to get news and information.

25 years on it still does that.

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Track Name: Vacance - Strange
Why's everybody actin funny?
Why's everybody look so strange?
Why's everybody look so nasty?
What do I want with all these things?

I went along down to the drugstore
I went out back and took a Coke
I stood in line and ate my Twinkies
I stood in line, I had to wait

Why's everybody actin funny?
Why's everybody look so strange?
Why's everybody look so pretty?
What do I want with all these things?

I went along down to the drugstore
I went out back and took a Coke
I stood in line and ate my Twinkies
I stood in line, I had to wait

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