Original copies of the "Summer Days / Golden Haze" 7" by lost pastoral psych-poppers White Feather recently appeared for sale on the Perfect Lives Records site. A tiny amount of rummaging revealed that it was a "self released 1983 single, in an unlimited edition of 500" most of which were still in group member Alan S Robinson's cupboard. My guess is that Perfect Lives were able to retrieve some from the cupboard and I'm glad they did as it's a lovely record which deserves a second shot at finding an audience, however small. Surely, fans of the gentler side of R.E.M.'s earliest work or those who avidly thumbed the pages of Bucketful of Brains or relished rifling through the 45s in Standout and Minus Zero will see its appeal.
In December 2022 White Feather released a 12" vinyl album titled ‘Summer Days and Other Minor Misdemeanours’. It features 'Summer Days/Golden Haze' along with some of our 80's demos on one side and a collection of later home recordings on the other side. It is possible to check these out on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lEGoXNZaUC6hFX42xdMrDUEJIhImZKnTEReplyDelete
To purchase the physical album you would need to go to Discogs, Ebay or my web site.