For those who’d like to sample the total fab-ness of The Shop Assistants at a reasonable price, the track Somewhere in China is on the new 53rd & 3rd AGARR Retro II compilation – and Avalanche Records are currently flogging copies of it on eBay for a mere fiver. Look on Talulah Gosh (Beatnik Boy and Testcard Girl) and the Vaselines (Molly’s Lips) as unexpected bonuses. I’d love to be able to say; “hey, download the whole Shop Assistants back-catalogue here, it’s legit and only ¬£5 with PayPal”, but no. Some copyright holders don’t seem to have heard of the net yet.