This CD gives a great introduction to what was also going on when Punk Rock was rudely interrupted by the election of Margaret Thatcher, and when Duran Duran were poised to take over the airwaves. This is a much darker breed of dance music, mixing up disco with the messthetics of post punk indie social democracy.
This is subversion from the inside. A music which lures in the unsuspecting and turn their heads on to something more thoughtful. Which destroys the bland into a potent menace which provides a real antidote to mediocrity, a way in to the polarised politics of early 80's Britain.
It is easy to forget the radical nature of the NME at the time of the music on the CD. If you were there, it will reawaken the senses. If you are too young, then it will give you an authentic alternative to X Factor, instant fame dross.