|Turn Away Again (Chris Pope) / Turn Away Again Again (Chris Pope)
Polydor POSP 288
Highest chart position : 139, 2 week on chart
Released: Aug 20th 1981
I have been told that by the time that this song was released the band knew their time had passed and were saying as much in interviews. This would back up the song's sentiment, 'It's a shame it ended like this'. The record mix sounds hurried and was it a token jester on the part of 'Polydor' that they actually released it? Who knows? The song had actually been in one form or another right from the start.
Interestingly the poem that is written on the back was found by Buddy after coming out from the 'Roxy' one night. The story goes that he was looking in the shop opposite the venue. Stuck on the inside of thewindow was a piece of paper with the poem on it. He apparently liked it so much he wrote a letter ,enclosing £1 to the shop. Not knowing the address he put 'the shop opposite the Roxy in Covent Garden' who sent it onto him. The author A Roosevelt. The peom is not a peom at all but a speech by Roosevelt (thanks Mark).
The B side is an instrumental of the A side.
The record got as far as 139 in the charts and is one of the hardest of the Chords' records to find now. I would be interested to learn how many records you had to sell at the time to gain such a chart placing? All bands hope to go out on a bang rather than fading away, but .........