A beverage obtained by squeezing oranges.

In its primal, freshly squeezed state, orange juice is a tonic to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, it's most often drunk after being processed, pasteurized, homogenized, concentrated, bottled, and reconstituted, not necessarily in that order. Still an excellent source of nourishment, consumer-product OJ lacks the richness and fullness of flavor intrinsic to the handcrafted variety. It loses a substantial fraction of its vitaminiferous goodness, as well.

The nutritional analysis below of "raw" (unprocessed) orange juice was obtained from the nutrient database at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/ for 100 grams of juice. The average single fruit yields 86 grams, and 248 grams fit into a volume of 1 cup. This should provide some insight into why the stuff is so powerful: one small glass contains about three oranges' worth of juice.

Data is also available for various varieties of processed juice; water and carbohydrate contents are similar to the raw but vitamins and minerals fall far short. Orange juice is known for having a lot of vitamin C, but if you're not getting your juice straight from the orange, you're missing out on full doses of that and a whole bunch of other healthful things.

water		88.3 g

energy		45 kcal

protein		0.70 g

fat		0.20 g

carbohydrate	10.4 g

fiber		0.2 g

ash		0.40 g


calcium		11 mg

iron		0.20 mg

magnesium	11 mg

phosphorus	17 mg

potassium	200 mg

sodium		1 mg

zinc		0.05 mg

copper		0.044 mg

manganese	0.014 mg

selenium	0.1 mcg


vitamin C	50.0 mg

thiamin		0.090 mg

niacin		0.400 mg

pantothenic     0.190 mg

vitamin B-6	0.040 mg

folate		30 mcg

vitamin A	200 IU

vitamin E	0.090 mg 

Not only, but also...

One of the earliest and definitely the most influential bands of the Scottish indiepop scene of the early 80s. Upbeat tunes, the obligatory jangle of guitars, and the reflective, sweetly melancholic lyrics that came to be characteristic of the entire indiepop genre. The influence of the band can be traced all over, with covers by The Wedding Present, Secret Goldfish and Aztec Camera, and obvious influence over BMX Bandits, The Pastels, Teenage Fanclub, and in fact the entire set of C86 bands.


The original band members were:

(James Kirk's name, being so close to James T. Kirk, is made light of by David Gedge of The Wedding Present in the intro to their cover of Felicity: "This one's a William Shatner number." This also provides yet another reason why Orange Juice make a formidable card in a game of Pop Trumps.)

Though the band never officially disbanded, Edwyn Collins has been pursuing, off and on, a moderately successful solo career, which gave us the album Gorgeous George, and the 1995 hit single A Girl Like You. More recently, he's also been collaborating, as indeed have many others, with Vic Godard.


Track lists courtesy of http://rockpop.netbeat.com/artists/orange_juice_5364.html
You Can't Hide Your Love Forever (Polydor, 1982)

The debut album was released on (inherently evil multinational major label ;-) Polydor, but contained the original singles released on Postcard Records.

  1. Falling and Laughing
  2. Untitled Melody
  3. Wan Light
  4. Tender Object
  5. Dying Day
  6. L.O.V.E.
  7. Intuition Told Me (part 1)
  8. Upwards and Onwards
  9. Satellite City
  10. Three Cheers for Our Side
  11. Consolation Prize
  12. Felicity
  13. In a Nutshell
  14. You Old Eccentric
  15. Intuition Told Me (part 2)

Rip It Up (Polydor, 1982)

A different band lineup for this album, James Kirk and Steven Daly went their separate ways, to be replaced by Malcolm Ross (ex of Josef K, latterly of BMX Bandits) on guitar and Zeke Manyika on drums.

  1. Rip It Up
  2. A Million Pleading Faces
  3. Mud In Your Eye
  4. Turn Away
  5. Breakfast Time
  6. I Can't Help Myself
  7. Flesh of My Flesh
  8. Louise Louise
  9. Hokoyo
  10. Tenterhook

1998 reissue version also includes:

  • Tongues Begin to Wag
  • Barbecue
  • Flesh of My Flesh (7" version)
  • Texas Fever (Polydor, 1984)

    1. Bridge
    2. Craziest Feeling
    3. Punch Drunk
    4. The Day I Went Down To Texas
    5. A Place in My Heart
    6. A Sad Lament
    7. Leaner Period
    8. Out For The Count
    9. Move Yourself

    The Very Best Of... (Postcard Records/Polydor, 1992)

    Postcard Records was reinstated in 1992 to put out this compilation of the early 7" singles the band released on that label, and stayed round long enough to release a few singles by The Nectarine No. 9 and surprise, surprise, Vic Godard. Also possibly Edwyn's solo stuff, but I can't seem to find my copies to check... :-(

    1. Falling and Laughing
    2. Consolation Prize
    3. You Old Eccentric
    4. L.O.V.E.
    5. Felicity
    6. In A Nutshell
    7. Rip It Up
    8. I Can't Help Myself
    9. Flesh of My Flesh
    10. Tenterhook
    11. Bridge
    12. The Day I Went Down to Texas
    13. Punch Drunk
    14. A place In My Heart
    15. A Sad Lament
    16. Lean Period
    17. I Guess I'm A Little Too Sensitive
    18. Scaremonger
    19. The Artisans
    20. Salmon Fishing In New York
    21. What Presence?!
    22. Out For The Count

    These albums are all now way out of print, and somewhat difficult to find. Copies of the earlier 7"s are quite sought after, collectors apparently paying as much as £100 for copies of Falling and Laughing.

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