Although originally scheduled for release in 1987 and having an earlier catalogue number than What For, Ya Ho wasn’t released until September 1988 to coincide with the Strip-Mine album.
7″: Ya Ho (7″ version) / Mosquito
12″: Ya Ho (12″ version) / Mosquito / Left Out Of Her Will / New Nature
|Release Name:||Ya Ho|
|Release Date:||September 1988|
|Catalogue:||7" NEG 26- Ya Ho; 12" NEG 26T - Ya Ho|
|Related Release(s):||Strip-mine (Album)|
Originally scheduled for release in September 1987, hence the earlier catalogue number than What For released in March 1988 and the 1987 copyright on the sleeve, Ya Ho was released to coincide with Sire’s eventual agreement to release the Strip-Mine album.
The version of the track on the single is different to that released on the album. It is the original mix of the song produced by Hugh Jones before Steve Power was drafted in to remix the album to make it sound more commercial.
The three b-sides, recorded and produced by the band themselves at Sheffield’s Fon Studios revealed an almost country-like element to the band’s music not previously seen before.
With neither band or record company interested in promoting the single for widely different reasons, the single received no promotion and no video was made. James had found a get-out clause in their contract and were about to secure the funds to record the live album One Man Clapping and they had just written a song called Sit Down.
No-one was credited the single’s artwork on the sleeve.
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