TOO FAST FOR YOU / TEAR IT ALL AWAY (1981)

The Church - Too Fast For You/Tear It All Away - Australian Front Cover

Too Fast For You (3:28)
Sisters (4:05)
Tear It All Away (4:10)
You've Got To Go (2:33)
Fraulein (2:59)

Credits

Richard Ploog - Drums on "Too Fast For You," "Sisters," and "Tear It All Away."
Nick Ward - Drums on "You've Got To Go" and "Fraulein."

Produced by Chris Gilbey and Bob Clearmountain
Recorded and mixed at Studios 301
Engineered by John Bee
Cover artwork by Paul Pattie
Photography by Don Bruner

Notes

The first 5,000 copies of the Parlophone "Too Fast For You" and "Tear It All Away" singles were packaged together in this special gatefold package, with the complete lyrics printed inside.

This review of the double-single by Stuart Coupe appeared in the Aug. 30, 1981, Sydney Morning Herald:

Last week I had a preview of The Church's double EP, Too Fast For You, and it's magnificent — better even than the debut album.

Too Fast For You, due for release tomorrow, contains besides the title song four others — Sisters, Tear It All Away, You've Got To Go and Fraulein.

Sisters is the first song from The Church written by all members of the band. The rest are by lead singer and bass player Steve Kilbey.

The band has refined its sound and the result is a delightful mixture of soaring harmonies, strong songs, jangling guitars, and memorable melodies.

Too Fast For You costs $2.99 and is an essential purchase. Watching the development of The Church is one of the most exciting aspects of Australian rock 'n' roll.

The Church - Australian Too Fast For You Label

Too Fast For You (3:28)
Sisters (4:05)

The Church - Australian Tear It All Away Label

Tear It All Away (4:10)
You've Got To Go (2:33)
Fraulein (2:59)

The Church - New Zealand Tear It All Away Label

Tear It All Away
She Never Said

The Church - Canadian Too Fast For You Label

Too Fast For You (3:23)
Chrome Injury (4:02)


A promotional poster was distributed by Parlophone:

The Church - Too Fast For You/Tear It All Away Parlophone Poster
 


Too Fast For You Video


Tear It All Away Video


Too Fast For You
"Live" on Countdown


Tear It All Away
"Live" on Adelaide TV, mid-1981


Sisters
Fan Video by David Duchow


You've Got To Go
(audio only)


Fraulein
Fan Video by David Duchow