I don't know all that much about Ripley, to be perfectly honest, other than the fact that they hailed from Colchester in Essex and were active in 1998 when they released a rather good single entitled Get Out, which we're featuring today. Oh, and they took their name from Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien films. Probably.
Anyway, here is the single in question, which sounds not unlike The Popguns on a good day (which was most days, to be fair), and is all about escaping the confines of small town life. Or something. It's magic anyway, and deserved far better than the twelve or so copies it ended up shifting. (This song is so good that I actually ended up owning two copies of it - one on CD, the other on vinyl. Not quite sure how this happened, although I suspect a bargain bin would have come into play at some point.)
Ripley - Get Out mp3
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