7in - Tin Huey - English Kids b/w Sister Rose (Orig. on Clone Records)
By the time 1980 rolled around, Tin Huey had become a much different beast than they were on their first coupla singles. The prog-fusion weirdness of those records (and quite a bit of the LP) had faded to black and a more glammy, pub rock sound surfaced. Case in point: the powerful almost-punk anthem "English Kids". If this song were wimpier, it would've been included on a Powerpearls comp. It's certainly hooky enough for comping or spinning at parties. "Sister Rose" is a much lighter, dare I say, baroque affair harkening back to a decade or so earlier when things were much brighter and way more paisley. It's a beautiful song that coulda been covered by Queen. "Sister Rose" ain't "Sister Ann", but it ain't a bad B-side neither. “English Kids” shoulda been a hit. Sick Union-Jack-Doll-Head sleeve art to boot. We definitely recommend checking it out.