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05 January 2007


Michael O'Brien

Strip Mine ranks as one of my favourite James albums - Fairground and Strip Mining being standout tracks for me alongside the two singles.
It would be fair comment to say that James were far less precious in the studio during the production of Strip Mine compared to Stutter where they would engage in lengthy arguments with Lenny Kaye over the merits of female backing vocals in Really Hard or whether or not So Many Ways needed a piano line.
I'd love to see a re-mastered Strip Mine with the pre production versions of the songs, the What For and Ya Ho b-sides as well as the unreleased contemporary songs you refered to

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