Monday 26 April 2021

Bootleg - Queen of Hearts (1979)


Well, friends. This is the end of the Sundae Sound stack of singles, and we're ending at the opposite end of where we started. Wait, does that make sense? Anyways, we came in with Rob Bartlett, and that's who we're leaving with. 

Bootleg was Bartlett's band, formed in Winnipeg in 1973 and relocated to Calgary in 1976. Bartlett has a brief history of Bootleg on his site, which features some great photos. We think this one appropriately sums up the feel of this record:

There are two versions of "Queen of Hearts" on this single, a shorter version and a more full version. Bartlett notes that trying to cram over 5 minutes of music onto a 7" is kind of disastrous for the audio quality, so he's also passed along a nice, remastered version. 

That was a lot of singles, huh? Well, we've got more coming. But we're going to take a break and focus on tapes for a bit.

In the meantime, make sure you grab all three versions of the this tune.

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