Tim Walker "In Chimp World" sounds so similar in production to "English Electric" (also released in 2011), that I can imagine them together as a double-album. Chief "Cleaner" Martin Newell serves up another platter of choice cuts, possessing a 60s pop ethic whilst avoiding being a slavish clone of his influences. The Cleaners from Venus are these four 65 year-old guys who all dress the same and look a bit like each other. They live together in a house and sing these very popular guitar-based songs, in between having lots of adventures. Every week it usually ends up with the band being chased down the street by groups of women in their late 50s, who all have a fave member that they'd like to go out with.
By 1983, The Cleaners from Venus had evolved into a band with a floating line-up that featured Newell as its only constant. The band still primarily issued material on cassette, got signed to the West German independent label Modell Records for one vinyl album (Under Wartime Conditions) and ultimately to the German leg of RCA Records which released two albums (Going to England, Town and Country). Giles Smith joined Newell as the only other official member of Cleaners From Venus between 1986 and 1988, and in 1987, Newell returned to performing live under The Cleaners of Venus banner . The Cleaners from Venus. Kool Kat. Expanded version of the EP of the same name.
Midnight Cleaners (Album). Man At The Off Licence, Calypso Now.
Cleaners From Venus/Martin Newell. 9 June at 08:40 ·. Martin Newell.
One of Newell's most consistently interesting projects, the Cleaners from Venus, distributed the bulk of their catalog on homemade cassettes, and while their later albums received proper releases on vinyl in Europe, in much of the world Cleaners from Venus recordings are only slightly more common than Bigfoot.
The Cleaners From Venus is the creative vehicle of English singer-songwriter & poet, Martin Newell. The band began as a collaboration between Newell & Lawerence ‘Lol’ Elliot, releasing their first singles in the early eighties. The band remains local to Newell’s hometown of Wivenhoe, Essex. The Cleaners From Venus blended the low budget sound of home music making with melodies & lyrics which are some of the finest England has to offer. The Cleaners From Venus began recording & releasing their albums on cassette, often times with alternating track listings depending on who was recording the tape & promoted the copying of their albums by fans. Their sophomore album, ‘Midnight Cleaners,’ included the message: No rights reserved.
Listen to music from Cleaners From Venus like Only A Shadow, Corridor Of Dreams & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Cleaners From Venus. The "Cleaners from Venus" started as a home-produced . ethic combo in 1980 in Wivenhoe, England, United Kingdom featuring the songs of Martin Newell and the drumming of his friend Lawrence Elliot. Lol later left, and a number of people passed through the ranks, including Giles Smith, who subsequently wrote about his time in the Cleaners in his book "Lost In Music".
Request an album send to friend. English Electric (2011). Cleaners From Venus - English Electric.
|1||The Stars On A Tray|
|2||The Shadows And Me|
|3||I Wanna Stay In|
|6||My Shabby Heart|
|7||Good Morning Mr. Jenkins|
|8||Back In The Day|
|9||In Chimp World|
|10||Dirty Stop Out|
|11||Theme For Farm Shop|
NotesPreviously a 4-song download-only EP, "In Chimp World" has been expanded to include 7 previously unreleased tracks.
The band name is written as "The Cleaners From Venus" on both the back & spines.