Jona Lewie – US vs UK LP

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Jona Lewie – UK vs. US LP

Recently on my travels, I found a lovely $1 copy of the debut Stiff LP by Jona Lewie “On The Other Hand There’s A Fist”.  It’s on the Stiff America label.

On The Other Hand There’s A Fist (Stiff America LP USE 8, 1980) black vinyl, plain white inner-sleeve

Side One

(You’ll Always Find Me In The) Kitchen At Parties

The Baby She’s On The Street

Big Shot…Momentarily

A Bit Higher

Vous et Moi

Side Two

God Bless Whoever Made You

Hallelujah Europa

Feelin’ Stupid

On The Road

I’ll Get By In Pittsburgh

On The Other Hand There’s A Fist (Stiff UK LP SEEZ 8, 1978) orange vinyl, inner-sleeve with credits on one side, Stiff LP covers on the other side – in color!

Side One

The Baby She’s On The Street

Laughing Tonight

Band-A-Lang-A-Boom-Er-Ang Man

The Fairground Ride

On The Road

Vous et Moi

Side Two

I’ll Get By In Pittsburgh

Bureaucrats

Hallelujah Europa

Police Trap

Feelin’ Stupid

The Last Supper At The Masquerade

“Enough research tends to support your theory”

The U.S. album has some singles on it, and most of the content of the UK LP jettisoned!

And is this Barney Bubbles artwork?

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3 Responses to Jona Lewie – US vs UK LP

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    It looks like the US edition is the same running order as the Benelux edition I have:
    http://www.discogs.com/Jona-Lewie-On-The-Other-Hand-Theres-A-Fist/release/1701392

    The Dutch copy still has a metallic silver ink used, like the UK. Does the US have metallic silver or flat gray?

  2. postpunkmonk says:

    I would imagine that it is Bubbles work. Have you seen this great Bubbles blog site?

    http://www.barneybubbles.com/blog/

    That Bubbles book has been on my want list for over a year now. New improved 2nd edition now available – I didn’t know that!

  3. hemp says:

    While he wasnt one of the biggest names on Stiff Records Jona Lewie was one of those irrepressible characters who gave the pioneering British indie label its utterly unique flavor. While he wasnt one of the biggest names on Stiff Records Jona Lewie was one of those irrepressible characters who gave the pioneering British indie label its utterly unique flavor. He resurfaced on Stiff in 1978 as a solo artist singing pub rock and new wave tunes in a dry deadpan Ian Dury-ish voice.

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