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Trixie's Big Red Motorbike

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  • Career outline: Trixie's Big Red Motorbike were an indiepop band from the Isle of Wight, U.K. They released several influential singles, but did not achieve commercial success.
  • Line up: Mark Litten (Drum Machine, Bass, Guitar), Jim Bycroft (Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone), Melanie Litten (Vocal, Recorder) Jane Fox (Vocal, Cellesta)
  • Links to Peel: TBRM were one of John Peels' favourite bands of the early 1980s. They recorded two sessions for his BBC Radio 1 show. On his 25th August 1983 show he said they "wipe the floor with the competition".

Trixie's Big Red Motorbike recording on the Isle of Wight, 1983

Festive Fifty Entries Edit

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Sessions Edit

1. Recorded: 1982-07-28. First broadcast: 24 August 1982. Repeated 09 September 1982.

  • You Took Him Away From Me / Invisible Boyfriend / Splash Of Red / Whatever Happened To The Treetops

2. Recorded: 1983-08-17. First broadcast: 25 August 1983. Repeated 14 September 1983, 29 December 1983

  • That's The End Of That / In Timbuktu / White Horses / One Nation Under A Brolley / Norman And Narcissus

For contractual reasons neither of these sessions was released on the "Peel Sessions" series of 12" vinyl. e.p.s issued by Strange Fruit Records. The band's name does appear on the generic front cover of this series, however.

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