Always Never Beautiful Forever (album)

by The Trudy

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Rocket Heart 03:33
Anxious not to speak too soon His baby left to buy a flat on the moon Shangri-La is not what it seems Built with egg shells on broken dreams Gone is the Rocket Heat And her locket And though he tried so hard He couldn’t stop it It’s all about me not about you Now I want to fly away He’s staring at the tragic floor The wine is empty where she left it Indifferent to a fight, now his life’s in pieces And his shoes are too tight Gone is the Rocket Heart … He’s launching missiles from the back of the TV She’s taken cover in a lifestyle magazine And all they want to do is fly away
She floats so easy like dust on the breeze She flows with the rivers to the sea She is so free She’s got a portrait of passion that never cries She’s alone & she doesn’t know why And the poor cow just lies down The stereo is breathing all her negative feeling A record collection telling lies of love as perfection In a life that she’s winging, she’s distractedly singing in her head A Dirt Cheap Melody She used to be the only girl in this town Reduced to kitchen sink drama in yesterday’s gown She’s waiting tables now Just to pay the bills Weaving the dirtcheap melody with autobiographical ills The thrills and the spills The stereo is breathing … The telephone keeps ringing And she’s constantly singing in her head
Things To Do 02:56
Poetry 04:04


This, the second and a half album by They Trudy (established 1979), is a collection of some of the songs we started recording in November 2007 and finished at some point in 2014.


The Trudy have been around since 1979 when they evolved out of influential post-punkers Cardiacs. ……. Decidedly unfashionable, but easily among the most invigorating bands operating today. (Hi-Fi News & Record Review)

Spurred on by Heathcote’s agelessly cool vocals, it’s a convincingly sprightly return to the fray further enhanced by a contemporary polish from high profile producers Greg Walsh (Kate Bush, Tina Turner) and Peter Walsh (Pulp, Scott Walker). (Record Collector)

Got to say that after a long wait for the album, it's excellent. There's not a single "filler" or disappointing track. This could well be The Trudy's very own masterpiece. Listen once and you can't help putting it on repeat. (Independent & Unsigned Show, 6 Towns Radio)

"Always Never Beautiful Forever" is a top pop album and it is an album, not a collection of singles, but there are no duffers and no fillers. Now, spin this shit. (Unpeeled)

The band have been going since the early 1980’s and there are hooks and influences from each decade of their existence here resulting in a pretty damn near perfect pop song. (Records I Like – review for Rocket Heart single)

This single adds yet another instant pop classic to The Trudy’s already swelling account of er…instant pop classics. (Masterdog Sings The Browns - review for Bucolics Anonymous single)

With ‘Bucolics Anonymous’ The Trudy have produced something worth getting excited about. (Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ – review for Bucolics Anonymous single)

We’ll never tire of telling you The Trudy are the best pop pushing machine since Squeeze (Unpeeled – review for Bucolics Anonymous single)

‘Bucolics Anonymous’ is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming new album and embodies the happy-go-lucky and feel good charms of pop that this band do so well. (Is This Music? – review for Bucolics Anonymous single)

A lovely exercise in indie guitar rock, with some classic vocals courtesy of Melissa Jo Heathcote, and a nice line in clever witty lyrics (Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ – review for Dirt Cheap Melody single)0

Genuinely classy and timeless pop and should be top ten in any civilised nation (Unpeeled – review for Dirt Cheap Melody single)

“Dirt Cheap Melody” is bold and bright and breezy pop music with the lid blown off and a fat rainbow bursting out. If it doesn’t stick in your head, you’ll need to get yourself to a hospital and ask them to check your skull for holes. You’ve probably got a leak somewhere. (Pushblog – review for Dirt Cheap Melody single)


released April 15, 2016

Produced by The Trudy. Mix and Additional Production by Greg Walsh & Peter Walsh.

Drums on Dirt Cheap Melody, Girls Who Fall Apart and Sticks & Stones recorded by Tim Smith at Apollo 8 in November 2007. The recording Engineer on everything else was mainly Del at the following well known studios: the office in Cheam, his living room, Melissa's flat and Eugene's attic.

Artwork by twinsglitter

We are, in alphabetical order to save arguments:
Eugene Bezodis - Bass
Paul Crook - Guitar
Melissa Jo Heathcote -Vocals
Del Tagg - Guitar
Peter Tagg - Drums (Premier)

For further information please refer to the download booklet.


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The Trudy London, UK

Formed in 1979 The Trudy quickly made zero impact with their 1980 LP 'Volcano Fo Lé Ferret'.

More low-key releases followed until they finally got national attention with the 1989 singles 'Countdown to Love', 'Living on a Moon' & 'Destination Love'.

The 2nd LP 'Tune-In to the Trudy Love-Ray!' was released in 1990, quickly followed by their 3rd LP 'Always Never Beautiful Forever', in 2016
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