June 21, 2022

Sticky Music Sampler Sneak (1986)


Christian Pop / Synth / Alt Rock

Sticky Music Sneak Preview
1986 Sticky Music
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Side 1:

  1. Talking Drums – You Do Cry A Lot
  2. Talking Drums – Much Too Much
  3. Brian McGlynn – Soul Doctor
  4. Brian McGlynn – The Crazy Thing
  5. Steve Butler – Gonna Fly
  6. Steve Butler – Show Your Love

Side 2:

  1. The Technos – European Soldier
  2. The Technos – On the Boards
  3. Rattling the Cage – Talk to Me
  4. Ricky Ross – Something About Ireland
  5. Ricky Ross – Crying House




  1. I have been searching for this for many years, for the tracks by The Technos. Thanks.

  2. Further to my earlier comment, I think the definitive Steve Fairnie website http://fairnie.net/ is down, but basic information is at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno_Twins

    I recommend also the Wikipedia articles for the two members of The Technos. Steve was a talented, multi-faceted artist (including a Charlie Chaplin impersonator): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fairnie and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bev_Sage

  3. The most complete discography currently online for The Technos is at http://www.afterthefire.co.uk/friends/technos/

  4. The Technos IS CHRISTIAN BAND?

    1. Well the musicians were Christians, if that makes them 'a Christian Band'. I didn't know them, but I think they wanted to be salt and light, and used mixed performance media (music and theatrical) to spread their message. Fish Co (2 albums, plainly christian songs) >> Writz (1 album, sort of edgy power pop, some social commentary) >> Famous Names (2 singles, name change due to confusion with band 'Ritz') >> then several singles and albums under names The Techno Twins & The Technos & The Techno Orchestra. All a mix of synths and nostalgia. The musical genre 'techno' wasn't established then.

      One incarnation appeared at UK Christian festival 'Greenbelt'.

      I believe dance single Foreign Land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noM2SK4iNfA (obvious Christian basis, not obvious Christian message) chimed with the feelings of other outsiders and so was popular in the LGB... community.

      There's a fair few videos on youtube. fairnie.net was the best website for info - archived here on wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20190220195402/http://fairnie.net/ The site's author hasn't responded to my message about this tape


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