Somehow, I mostly missed Scottish band Close Lobsters back in the late 80s, but I didn’t completely miss them. At some point, I picked up a couple of their EPs used, and I still have their excellent song “Lovely Little Swan” on a bizarre 1990 K-Tel Records “modern rock” compilation called The Edge of Rock that I bought simply for the cheap price and the novelty (I say “bizarre,” because I thought K-Tel had long vanished by that point. My prior K-Tel collection fresh from TV ads was the wondrous Rock 80 from around my ninth birthday– collecting 1979 “new wave” hits from the likes of The Knack, The Pretenders, Gary Numan,Blondie, The Ramones, and Nick Lowe). They were renowned from their offering from the legendary C86NME compilation that launched so many great bands’ careers, but I apparently I always kind of overlooked them. So, how did I end up with this brand new 7” single by a band that has been dormant for about 25 years? Not sure how, but it doesn’t matter, because I love this record!!