Friday, 3 November 2006

the human league - the dignity of labour ep

the human league
the dignity of labour ep
fast 10 (12"+flexi)

I previously posted this some time ago but I've re-posted it due to demand by some visitors. Enjoy.

I've just finished reading Simon Reynolds' fantastic book on the post-punk period between 1978 - 1984:
Rip it up and Start Again (book previously mentioned in the post sunday songs #5). As before, the book got me rifling through my record collection to dig out some of those precious vinyls that I bought back then. Alongside the numerous albums, 12" singles and EPs by Cabaret Voltaire i found this amazing artefact that i had almost forgotten all about. If my memory serves me well, I remember buying this strictly for the great cover that features the legendary "first man in space" Yuri Gagarin . Yuri getting the red-carpet treatment from the Soviet authorities and probably about to receive a chestful of medals and badges and whatever else that was considered as a mark of prestige in the former CCCP. This is one of several discs that I bought by The Human League . I got this one more than likely because it was on the Fast Product label like other favourites of the time, The Fire Engines and
Gang of Four. Seems a bit dated nowadays but I suppose one can look to it as an historical document of sorts. As with the other Fast Product single, 'Being Boiled' -which is quite good, actually- this has to be for me the best thing the band ever did. Didn't bother too much with the band later but I did continue to buy their discs. Stopped after 'Dare' as they were becoming a wee bit too 'pop' for my tastes.

01 the dignity of labour (part 1) these tracks are no longer available
02 the dignity of labour (part 2)
03 the dignity of labour (part 3)
04 the dignity of labour (part 4)

Buy recordings by The Human League here.
Special thanks to Wikipedia.

Links : / blind youth / the black hit of space /

Monday, 9 October 2006

cabaret voltaire - 1974 - 1976

Cabaret Voltaire
Industrial Records IRC 35
(k7, UK 1980)
Re-released on
The Grey Area Of Mute US
CABS 015 (CD, UK 1992)

cabaret voltaire

Following up on the previous post, in which I mentioned a rare and limited edition cassette by Cabaret Voltaire, I got a message and link a from orang squeezo where you can download a copy of another highly desirable object. A recording which includes some of the stuff available on the legendary Limited Edition cassette. Anyone who wants a copy should link here. Thank you very much orang squeezo for the link to this essential recording for all Cabs fans.

Check the full discography and buy cabaret voltaire releases using this link.
Get the full rundown on cabaret voltaire at Wikipedia.