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The Art School Dance Goes On: Leeds Post-Punk 1977-84

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Features previously unreleased tracks including early recordings by Gang Of Four/Mekons/Delta 5/Sheeny & The Goys & much more.. (20 Tracks)

The Leeds post-punk scene, and the impact of the city’s art schools on its music, have been unjustly overlooked – until now. This double vinyl set compiled by author Gavin Butt comprises hitherto unreleased, unheard & rare tracks, plus several favourites, by diverse art school acts who experimented with art-punk, electro, pop, dada, fluxus and punk-funk. Contains extensive liner notes and reproductions of unseen ephemera and artworks.

Re-mastered with care & attention from the very best available audio sources for maximum listening pleasure.. 


Darryl says: Focussing on the Leeds post-punk scene this wonderful compilation features early recordings from a host of well known artists like The Gang Of Four, Soft Cell, Delta 5, Mekons, and The Three Johns as well as more obscure acts. All bases are covered here from art-punk, primitive synth, punk-funk and indie.


Side 1
The Mekons - Trevira Trousers (Demo 1979)
Sheeny And The Goys - Pretty Girls (previously Unreleased)
Gang Of Four-The Things You Do (Previously Unreleased)
Delta 5-Alone (Live At Hurrahs)
Scritti Politti - Messthetics
Side 2
Soft Cell-The Girl With The Patent Leather Face (Demo)
Steve Shill & Graeme Miller (The Commies From Mars) - Moomins Theme
Fad Gadget-Incontinent
Ron Crowcroft -Go Go Dancer
Smart Cookies-Loud & Lonely (Previously Unreleased)
Side 3
Another Colour-Wartime Working Woman (Previously Unreleased)
Cast Iron Fairies-Tengo Tengo Tengo (Previously Unreleased)
Household Name-Indoctrination
Shee Hees-(I Made Love On The ) Astroturf (Previously Unreleased)
The Three Johns-Snitch
Side 4
Gang Of Four-Disco Sound (Previously Unreleased)
MRA-I Am A Monument
Another Colour-World From A Chair (Previously Unreleased)
The Three Johns - Bloop
Sheeny & The Goys-You Let Me Down (Previously Unreleased)

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