CURIOUS (YELLOW)

Curious (Yellow) also released material (in one case) under the alias . Both names are derived from the titles of films by Swedish director Vilgot Sjöman.

I AM CURIOUS (1988)

Curious (Yellow) - I Am Curious Cover

Tracks

Side A:

  1. Transparent Garden (3:50)
  2. Pretty Girl (5:48)

Side B:

  1. Song With No Name (3:42)
  2. Tinsel Heart (4:20)
  3. If I Reach You (3:48)

» Lyrics «

Credits

Les White - Bass Guitar
Filthy (aka Philthy) [Phil Hall] - Electric Guitar
Snapper - Drums
Karin Jansson - Vocals/Guitar
Phil Maher - Electric Guitar on "If I Reach You" [from ]

Produced by Steve Kilbey
Engineered by Russell Pilling
  except "If I Reach You" produced by Mårten Jansson
Mixed by Mark Simmons
  except "Song With No Name" mixed by Kilbey/Pilling

Photography: Kim Sandeman (front), Effie (back)
Art Direction: John Foy

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side A: LOOK AT YOUR WATCH.
  Side B: WE ARE TALKING IN SPACE NOT IN TIME

Notes

Back cover photo by Effie of the band members:

Curious (Yellow) Band Members

     

Promo poster for the EP:

I Am Curious Poster

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CHARMS & BLUES (1990)

Curious (Yellow) - Charms & Blues - Blue LP Cover

Tracks

  1. Silvia (3:47)
  2. Taken By Surprise (3:21) – 
  3. Love Itself (4:15)
  4. Charms And Blues (4:24)
  5. Insomnia (4:45) – 
  6. Celestial (3:59)
  7. Serendipity (3:42)
  8. Down The Wishingwell (5:07) *
  9. Colossus (2:58)
  10. Empress (4:59)
  11. New Moon (3:15)

* Bonus Track On CD

» Lyrics «

Credits

Silvia (Jansson/Bowman)
  Programming and all other instruments by Jim Bowman
  Additional hi-hat by Mark Dawson

Taken By Surprise (Jansson/Kilbey)
  Drum programming by Pryce Surplice and Steven Kilbey
  All other instruments by Steven Kilbey

Love Itself (Jansson)
  Drum programming and all other instruments by Mike Caen

Charms And Blues (Jansson/Kilbey)
  Drum programming by Pryce Surplice and Steven Kilbey
  All other instruments by Steven Kilbey

Insomnia (Jansson/Surplice/Kilbey)
  Programming by Pryce Surplice and Steven Kilbey
  Guitar by Steven Kilbey

Celestial (Jansson/Bowman)
  Programming and all other instruments by Jim Bowman
  Brushes by Mark Dawson

Serendipity (Jansson/Surplice)
  Programming by Pryce Surplice
  Electric guitar by Steven Kilbey
  Acoustic guitar by Karin Jansson

Down The Wishingwell (Jansson)
  Programming and all other instruments by Steven Kilbey
  Recorded in New York November 1988

Colossus (Jansson)
  Guitars by Jeremy Butterworth
  Keyboard by Steven Kilbey

Empress (Jansson/Kilbey)
  Drum programs by Pryce Surplice and Steven Kilbey
  Violin by Violinda
  All other instruments by Steven Kilbey

New Moon (Jansson/Caen)
  Programming by Mike Caen
  Violin by Violinda

Recorded in Sydney January 1990 at Stanlee Music
Engineered by Spencer Lee
Produced by Curious (yellow) and Steven Kilbey
"Love Itself" mixed at Electric Avenue
"Down the Wishingwell" recorded in New York November 1988, mixed at Trackdown Studios

All vocals by Karin Jansson
All words by Karin Jansson
except "Insomnia" & "Empress" Jansson/Kilbey
Executive producer Steven Kilbey

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: DRUNKEN DREAMS AND FURTURE MEMORIES.....
  Side 2: ....FROM AN OCCULT DIARY.

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CHARMS & BLUES PROMO CASSETTE (1990)

Curious (Yellow) - Charms & Blues Promo Cassette Cover

Tracks

  1. Silvia
  2. Taken By Surprise
  3. Love Itself
  4. Charms And Blues
  5. Insomnia
  6. Celestial
  7. Serendipity
  8. Colossus
  9. Empress
  10. New Moon

Releases


TAKEN BY SURPRISE (1990)

Curious (Yellow) - Taken By Surprise Cover

Taken By Surprise (3:22)
Let Go (3:41)

Credits

Recorded in Sydney, January 1990 at StanLee Music
Engineered by Spencer Lee
Produced by Steven Kilbey
Photography by Kim Sandeman

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side A: FAT "f-n" SURPRISE THAT WAS!
  Side B: ADULTERY ANONYMOUS


LOVE ITSELF (1991)

Curious (Yellow) - Love Itself Cover

Love Itself
Love, Love, Love Itself
Down

Credits

Karin Jansson wrote and sang the songs
Love Itself
  Mike Caen played & arranged all instruments
  Produced by Mike Caen
  Remixed by Guy Gray
Love, Love, Love Itself
  Edit by Jim Bowman
Down
  Mark Dawson played drums
  Jim Bowman played and arranged all other instruments
  Produced by Jim Bowman
Photography: Kim Sandeman
Cover: Jim Paton & Karin Jansson

Releases


 

COMPILATIONS FEATURING TRACKS BY CURIOUS (YELLOW)

ASIDES & BESIDES: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS (1990)

Asides & Besides: The First Five Years Cover

Tracks

  1. I Can't Control Myself (2:54) - James Baker Experience
  2. Two Lines (2:29) - Ya Ya Choral
  3. Drop In The Ocean (3:29) - The Crystal Set
  4. Psycho (3:56) - The Beasts Of Bourbon
  5. King Street (4:01) - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong
  6. Benefit Of The Doubt (4:26) - The Crystal Set
  7. This Asphalt Eden (3:57) - Steve Kilbey
  8. Transparent Garden (3:53) - Curious (Yellow)
  9. Just To Be Sure (3:49) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  10. You Can't Run (2:52) - Mexican Spitfires
  11. Down Below (3:14) - The Cruel Sea
  12. Like A Ghost - Steve Kilbey *
  13. Don't Be Surprised (3:30) - The Crystal Set
  14. Awakening Earth (4:18) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  15. Shell (3:47) - Steve Kilbey
  16. Run Rudolph Run (3:26) - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong
  17. Isabella (5:23) - Curious (Blue)
  18. Hubble Bubble (3:23) - The Crystal Set
  19. Sydney Town (2:58) - Mexican Spitfires
  20. Thought We'd Agreed - The Bhagavad Guitars *
  21. The Big Sleep - The Beasts of Bourbon *
  22. Elvis Impersonator Blues - The Beasts of Bourbon *
  23. New Neighbour (2:45) - The Tall Shirts
  24. Born To Be Punched (3:34) - James Baker Experience

* on lp release only

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
  Side 2: HOW DO YOU KEEP A MOSSY FAN BUSY?.....(OVER)
  Side 3: LIVE STOCK!
  Side 4: BYE BYE B SIDES.....

Notes

Includes this photo of Karin Jansson:

Photo of Karin Jansson


UP FROM DOWN BELOW (1990)

Up From Down Below Cover

Tracks

  1. A Furious Mess (3:55) - Crystal Set
  2. Charlatan (4:28) - Crystal Set
  3. Sylvia (3:46) - Curious (Yellow)
  4. Taken by Surprise (3:21) - Curious (Yellow)
  5. Down Below (3:13) - The Cruel Sea
  6. Margarita (2:43) - The Cruel Sea
  7. We Haven't Arrived (3:39) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  8. Until You Came (4:11) - The Bhagavad Guitars
  9. Bad Revisited (4:00) - The Beasts of Bourbon
  10. The Hate Inside (3:31) - The Beasts of Bourbon

Releases

Notes

Includes this write-up on Curious (Yellow):

Curious (Yellow) Write-up


KARMIC HIT PREVIEWS & RARITIES (2002)

Karmic Hit Previews & Rarities Cover

Tracks

  1. Trilemma (5:03) - Steve Kilbey
  2. Bad For You (2:45) - Jack Frost
  3. We All Fall (4:22) - Us
  4. We Need a New Leader (3:17) - JLK
  5. Citizens (5:31) - Snog
  6. Transmigration (3:51) - Isidore
  7. Ghost Train (3:52) - Russell and John Kilbey
  8. Save Me (3:42) - Curious (Yellow)
  9. Bossa (3:47) - Steve Kilbey
  10. Dion (3:24) - Bhagavad Guitars
  11. The Winged Measurer (4:09) - SOMA
  12. Time Gentlemen Time (3:27) - Warp Factor 9
  13. God is Big Business (4:34) - Sex Industrie
  14. Aquanaut (3:25) - Steve Kilbey
  15. Travelling Karma (4:26) - JLK
  16. No Contact (3:23) - Us
  17. Persuasion (4:12) - Jack Frost
  18. Back of My Mind (remix) (5:25) - Fake
  19. Tricka Tricka Boom Boom Song (2:49) - The Twillies
  20. Jack's Dream (2:22) - Jack Frost

Releases

Notes

Comes in a digipak with an embossed cover and an 8-page booklet (containing "A Chronology of Karmic Hit" and a paragraph about each track).