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Song and Legend [Extra tracks]

Sex Gang Children Audio CD
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Formed in London during 1982, Sex Gang Children's original line-up consisted of vocalist Andi Sex Gang, guitarist Terry Macleay, drummer Rob Stroud, and bassist Dave Roberts. Their first release was a live cassette entitled "Naked", which went to #15 on the UK Independent Chart. This was followed by more live performances and the "Beasts" EP (which charted at #8) and ... Read more in Amazon's Sex Gang Children Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Cherry Red
  • ASIN: B00093UQHA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,181 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. CRACK UP
2. GERMAN NUN
3. (CHANT) STATE OF MIND
4. SEBASTIANE
5. DRACONIAN DREAM
6. SHOUT AND SCREAM
7. KILLER K
8. CANNIBAL QUEEN
9. ABYSS
10. KILL MACHINE
11. SONG AND LEGEND
12. DREAM REPRISE
13. SEBASTIANE (Acoustic Version)
14. SHOUT AND SCREAM (Acoustic Version)
15. SONG AND LEGEND (Acoustic Version)
16. DIE TRAUBE (Acoustic Version)

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• Sex Gang Children were a London based Goth band, based around vocalist Andi Sex Gang, who took his name from a William Burroughs poem.

• They were massive in the early 80s, building up a large and very loyal following and it was a real shame when they split up in the Summer of 1984. Andi went on to have a solo carer and is still playing live and releasing records.

• When album was originally released in 1983 it reached No 1 in the INDIE ALBUM CHART and stayed in that chart for 17 weeks.

• This is the first time that the album has been released on CD and it contains four previously unissued bonus tracks.

• CD booklet packaging will have extensive sleeve notes, rare photographs and a complete discography of the band.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Song and Legend 2 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
One of the greatest albums ever in my opinion.Anyone who has a serious interest in alternative and challenging music who doesn't have this should order it straight away. From the opening onslaught of 'The Crack Up' the quality never stops, other standout tracks include ' State Of Mind', ' Sebastiane' and the title track ' Song And Legend'. I remember buying this album on release in 1983 and being blown away by it, it still has that effect today and is still not far away from my cd player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally--a classic post-punk album on CD!! 9 Nov 2005
By Dean Dirge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Many people that enjoy raw and raucous post-punk recordings are familiar with versions of the songs on this first Sex Gang Children album. In some cases, only remixes and alternate recordings of these songs have been available on the many Sex Gang Children compilations on the market. A few examples: I had never heard the album versions of Draconian Dream, Shout and Scream or Killer K before. It is great to hear the cohesive statement that this album makes when heard as a whole.

At the same time, I must admit that I prefer a few remixes to the album versions. I find the remix of Draconian Dream on Dieche (entitled Mongolia) infinitely more interesting than the album version (although the reprise at the end of this album blows both versions away). The version that was released as a single also seems to have more going on than the ablum version. Additionally, I prefer the version of Shout and Scream that appears on Dark Archives (I think this version might have originated on Re-Enter the Abyss/Empyre and Fall, but I can't remember). All things considered, it's nice to have the various versions of SGC's material back on the market, even if my favorite versions aren't all on the same CD.

Now, the music--SGC share certain features in common with other post-punk bands: so-called "tribal" drumming, frequent time signiature changes, wild vocals, shrieking guitar lines, complex and allusive lyrics and solid, melodic basslines. If you like Bauhaus, Public Image Limited, Christian Death or virtually any other Batcave, Deathrock or generic postpunk band, give Sex Gang Children a shot. And don't stop with Song and Legend! Check out (at least) Blind, Last of England and Bastard Art!
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