|08-01-2006, 01:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
The Sexual Intellectual
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere cooler than you
More early 80s stuff ,which I seem to be listening to a lot lately.
Discovered this band a few months ago , even though i`ve been aware of them forever. Bit like the missing link between The Cure & Echo & The Bunnymen.
Have uploaded their debut (And best) album The Affectionate Punch for your listening pleasure here....
Here`s what allmusic.com say about it....
Formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1979, the Associates comprised vocalist Billy Mackenzie and multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine. Built on an eclectic mix of influences and interests ranging from art-rock to glam and disco, the group debuted with a manic cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging," which earned them a contract with Fiction Records. Their 1980 debut LP, The Affectionate Punch, was a critically acclaimed work which expanded the duo's sound into both stark minimalism and melodramatic ballads, earning Mackenzie's powerful voice favorable comparisons to Scott Walker.
Urb's RYM Stuff
Most people sell their soul to the devil, but the devil sells his soul to Nick Cave.
|11-29-2009, 12:57 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Leuven ,Belgium, via Ireland
Love Associates in their orignal incarnation,think MacKensie's vocals are brilliant, and the production and arrangements are the work of lunatics let loose in a recording studio that could only have only have happened in the early 80s.
|02-02-2010, 12:15 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Ba and Be.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Is Urban paying someone to bump a ton of his old threads? He's a charmer that one.
“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”