sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. a unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring brenda ray, whose previous release on em records, walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. recorded in north west england, d'ya hear me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental.
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aged 19 joined an essex glam-rock band the mighty plod as a singer and gigged in rough clubs, pubs and colleges for the next two years. in his early twenties he joined a hard rock /.prog band from ispwich called gypp and gigged in the uk as well as touring northern germany several times. in 1979, he won his first record contract and shortly afterwards his first single young jobless / sylvie in toytown was released, first on an indie label and then with liberty records. much radio 1 airplay and the record briefly charted but then sank after trouble of various sorts.
fall of saigon was born in 1981 when florence berthon (vocals), pascal comelade (organ, synthesizer) and thierry den (guitar, vocals) met at a concert in montpellier, france. they chose to the name the project fall of saigon after a song by uk post-punk act this heat. they self-released their debut ep in 1983 citing nico & the velvet underground, suicide and as influences.
the very first cd release of the classic 1980 compilation album from brussels with love, which was also the debut release from chic belgian indie label les disques du crepuscule. originally released as a deluxe cassette/book package in november 1980 it featured 20 exclusive tracks from the international avant garde and new wave, as well as the celebrated factory records roster.
the marine girls were a post-punk group from hatfield, hertfordshire. the group was formed in 1980, by two sixth form school friends: tracey thorn and gina hartman. originally, thorn just played guitar and hartman was the lead vocalist and percussionist. thorn overcame her shyness and started singing too by the time they started making records. they were later joined by jane fox on bass and her younger sister, alice, on joint vocals and percussion.
when snowball was released in 1989, the cover art itself made a statement. released in a plain mauve cover, on 10" vinyl, with the song titles simply printed on the back, the debut album from london's the field mice showed their post-punk roots with artwork so basic as to be boldly provocative.
max guld was a post-punk musician from glostrup, denmark one of the western suburbs of copenhagen. in 1983 he formed a band called den forspildte elite with a friend from high school taking inspiration from experimental art punks the residents. from the beginning of 1984 to the beginning of 1985, he recorded a solo album in his 30 square meter apartment. the result was a 40 minute cassette titled ‘for enden af corridoren’ released in 1985 on hub records that was limited to 100 copies.
launched from the lower east side, manhattan, in 1983 as a subscription only bimonthly publication, the tellus cassette series took full advantage of the popular cassette medium to promote cutting-edge downtown music, documenting the new york scene and advancing experimental composers of the time – the first 2 issues being devoted to ny artists from the downtown no wave scene