MESSTHETICS #108 CD: 'D.I.Y.' and indie postpunk from England's South Coast: Bournemouth-to-Brighton 1977-81
BRAND NEW MESSTHETICS!
Throughout the age of [post]Punk the English music press, the major
labels, and the established indies ignored just about everything from
the South Coast. Their neglect blurred lines between potential chart
acts, Rough Trade prospects, and deliberate D.I.Y., and the scenes were
remarkably self-contained. And, sadly, hardly anyone put out records on
their own. Instead, the best documents of South Coast postpunk were a
handful of excellent local compilations and a raft of barely-circulated
tapes – which account for a majority of the tracks here… (Messthetics
purists may note with alarm that almost every band on #108 had a proper
drum-kit (sacrilege!) and also performed regularly in public!!)
sides from The Chimes, Bloated Toads, Objeks, Greeting no. 4, Renaldo
and The Loaf, Vitamins, Thought Police, Indifferent Dance Centre, Attic,
Almost Cruelty, The Legendary Tenfoots, Pink Flamingos, and Mike
Malignant and the Parasites. Unreleased and demo material
The Chefs, Poison Girls, Again Again, Lillettes, April & the Fools,
Joe Dash, Relatives, Right Profile, 3D, Forward Edge, Intestines,
Catholic Girls, The Passengers, Chimes, Butcher, and Venus in Furs — and
video from Attic.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 03 September, 2011.