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You've also a few oddities like B-Movie's Moles and that "bright red surreal lipstick" whose title I can't remember. There's also a heavy Bowie influence on the lead track by Illustration as well as some quite arty stuff but it's a very good album and gives anyone new to early 80s British electronica an idea of what was going on away from the charts by bands that would soon hit them.
It's great to see this out on CD at last too.
Punk was ending and a new sound was starting : synthetizers.
You will find on this album the very first songs of the "new" wave - electronic side. A complete surprise at that time.
To be Noted - Photographic, the first song of Depeche Mode on a record - a much better version than the one on their first album. Soft cell - remember tainted love... and many more artists that will became a few years later "hype". Also included on the album Warm leatherette, the first mute records single -no classic instruments only electronic- and the first Fad Gadget single "Back to nature" a complete must-hear record with the electronic jungle sounds.
This record is the first milestone of electronic culture. A piece of history.
I mean, it didn't have an A or B side, like any normal vinyl album, it had a fish and an artefact side.
For God's sake!
And, didn't you just LOVE it then, eh?
So did I!
And, if you've got it back on your CD player now, don't you STILL just love it?
Join the club!
And if you haven't, get after it, or, at the present price, find a friend to loan it from & get ripping!
Still as ingenious, amusing and fresh as a daisy a mere 31 and a bit years on, and with bonus tracks into the bargain.
It's just got to be done. There were plenty of mistakes and horrors from that era, but you'll be pushed to find too many on this one, from the famous(Soft Cell,Blancmange,The The) through the cult artists(B-Movie) into the who-the-Hell-WERE-that-lot-anyway(several).
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Had this as an LP many years ago but I sold off most of my vinyl, this was amongst them.
I was over the moon to get this again on CD as I wanted it for my iPod, I was... Read more
I can remember walking to the ends of the earth to try to find this album in record shops and at record fairs (couldn't afford the bus fare). Read morePublished on 20 Sept. 2008 by Akigawa