From the H2D site "
Messthetics' first visit to Manchester surveys the the most successful
and innovative of Britain's postpunk-era musicians collectives. The
MMC’s most famous spawn were obviously The Fall (who first played at a
MMC meeting) and Joy Division (who loaned their P.A.), but the MMC's
emphasis on public performance and its egalitarian ethic of shared
gear, expertise, and (frequently) band-members affected and inspired
them all - future stars and faintest sparks alike - to create a range
and a richness of truly "alternative" sounds that remains without
21 songs on the CD plus 7 bonus MP3 tracks: 90 minutes of music.
24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts.
With the Mud Hutters, Gods Gift, Dislocation Dance, Elti-Fits, Diagram
Brothers, The Liggers, The Passage, Bee Vamp, Spherical Objects,
Grow-Up, Contact, Slight Seconds, Armed Force, the Manchester Mekon,
The Spurtz, and never-released material by The Hamsters, The Elite,
Spherical Objects, Spurtz, Manchester Mekon, Bee Vamp, and Property
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 23 December, 2009.