Stiv Bators and David Quinton: Make Up Your Mind 7"

Ugly Pop Records

$6.50

Split 7" with both of these 70s punk legends playing the same song. "Make Up Your Mind" was one of the highlights of Bators' Disconnected LP, a moment of shimmering power-pop where everything just came together on an otherwise slightly awkward record. The song was written by drummer Dave Quinton, though, and Quinton recorded a solo version a few years later that comprises the b-side of this single. Playing up the power pop angle even more than Bators' version, this is beautiful, shimmering power pop in the Big Star / Paul Collins Beat tradition. An excellent single, and the versions are more than different enough that it's worth having both.

Tags: '77 & KBD 70s garage melodic power-pop reissues