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Old 08-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Associates

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....

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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.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's weird but I think I'll warm up to it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nothing weird about this just a good eighties sound, had it on vinyl since it came out and have been looking for mp3 for a long time so thanks
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sulk>Affectionate Punch.

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.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"Q Quarters" remains one of my all-time favorite singles.

I have not been too into The Associates, but there are some damn good songs here and there. "Breakfast" was pretty good as well.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is Urban paying someone to bump a ton of his old threads? He's a charmer that one.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm new here and I was just going through the threads to see what I can contribute to.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was being tongue in cheek
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