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  • Audio CD (12 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Lemon
  • ASIN: B0039L1J5C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,076 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From a background working in left-wing English fringe
theatre groups, Punishment Of Luxury were a four-man
post-punk band formed in December 1976 in the northeast
of England, and released a single, Puppet Life on
the Small Wonder label in June 1978. In 1979 they
signed to United Artists and released the single
Jellyfish/Engine Of Excess and the album Laughing
Academy. 1980 saw the release of the single
Secrets/Brain Bomb. All received critical acclaim and
sold well. An extensive European tour followed and
United Artists sent the band into the studio to record
another album, a concept album to be called Gigantic
Days.
In 2007 they reunited and played a few songs for the
bassist Jimi Giro's 50th birthday party. A little more
than a year later they landed a gig at a small pub in
Gateshead, in the north-east of England called The
Three Tuns. The gig was considered a success and was
written about in The Guardian newspaper The band are
planning on more gigs in the future and possibly
introducing more new material, of which a taster was
given in the form of one song called Fracture at the
Three Tuns. On June 12 2009 they played at the
Luminaire in Kilburn, North London.
This, the album they recorded for Red Rhino is released
now with bonus material, extensive notes and deluxe
artwork.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Giler on 4 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's a great album even after all these years, we should be grateful that someones taken the time and trouble for an album that won't sell millions.
I was very please to see Laughing Academy and 7 re-released and bought both. And of the two, 7 is the better record in my opinion. Less edgy and jagged, more polished and commercial - but still uniquely Punilux and great fun.
The bonus track "Hold Me" is ok, but probably not really needed - but the mighty "Gas Man" has gone walkabout from the original vinyl LP, and he's sorely missed.
Mustn't grumble though, 5 out of 6 tracks on "7" are top notch.
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A band that didn't garner much attention in their years of existence other than to those lucky few who were aware that such original and infectious music existed, it's great to see that their original albums have finally had a re-release.

7 is my favorite of their releases, and has great songs like 'Funghi', 'Bird and the Elephant' on it that are the kind of songs you hear once and you're hooked. There's one bonus song but for some reason 'Gasman' is missing. This would certainly be a 5 star album if it wasn't for the fact that one of the recordings from the original album has gone AWOL.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By baz boz on 21 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
its a good cd . it has the punishment beat .if you like laughing academy cd you like this one .only 5 songs and one bonus track .20 min long more of a EP then LP . i like it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Funghi, I am just a funghi..... 29 May 2010
By S. Boone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love Punishment of Luxury, one of the lesser-known (in the US anyway, it seems) bands to come out of the punk/post punk 70's in the UK. Their first album, "The Laughing Academy", is excellent (and I have the CD, ha ha). However, due to circumstances, record company treachery, and such, most of the rest of their output has seemingly been unavailable in any form other than the two releases by Overground Records, which are a lot of demos and undermixed tracks, although still listenable, but not of the best quality.

"7" is something I used to have on vinyl, and it's not a full-length album, it's an EP. This Lemon Records release is a re-release of the Red Rhino EP, and the mix sounds great. However, the Amazon track information is totally wrong. There is one bonus track on here, "Hold Me Never Mould Me" and the total number of tracks numbers 6.

"Funghi" has always been one of my favorite Punilux songs, and "Revelations" is guaranteed to make you realize you're over the speed limit if listening while driving.

If you're a fan, this is definitely worth having, but sadly, their very best work, "Laughing Academy" is pretty hard to come by. 4 out of 5 stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great album - shame it's missing one track 5 Nov. 2014
By michael_m - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is such a great album (mini-album I suppose) by a very unique band. I had this on vinyl many years ago and was thrilled to learn that it finally became available on CD.

They sound like no one else - not really the post-punk that they are labeled, and I'm not really sure what to label them as. As the previous reviewer noted, Funghi is one of the stand out tracks, and another to me is Bird and the Elephant. The lead guitarist conjures up some pretty amazing sounds on this album, and unless you listen carefully, you might be fooled into thinking it's something other than a guitar.

I'm taking a star away because one of the original tracks - Gasman - is not here. I don't know why it would be removed, as this isn't a particularly long album anyway.
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