Whirlpool Guest House (later Shandy Wildtyme) were Carl Green (vocals, guitar), Andrew Davis (vocals, bass) and Sallyann Davis (vocals). Their first album is a remarkably accomplished debut, following a 7″ single The Changing Face, combining classic songwriting with a DIY pop feel on record. With double male/female lead vocals, the ten-song set is invariably melodic, with laid-back reflective numbers alternating with hard-driving more rhythmic riffs like Young Forever. With a nod in the direction of 60s beat groups and early 80s indiepop, Whirlpool Guest House are from the same musical area as label mates Friends, and Pictures On The Pavement is a rare delight for all lovers of romantic, intelligent and tuneful pop.
Written by Carl Green
Produced by Whirlpool Guest House
Engineered by Graeme Robinson
Recorded at GDR, Darlington
Cover photography by Carl Green
Group photography by Denis Dunning