“Fame” Jon Savage’s Secret History Of Post-Punk (1978-81) (CTRUE8)
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Very special limited edition (500) double grey 12" vinyl gatefold sleeve deluxe package with colour inner-sleeves + digital dropcard.
(+ Free Limited 7" with first 50 copies)
Cover / liner-notes by Jon Savage. Artwork features previously unpublished photos, artwork and memorabilia from the era.
Featuring 23 tracks from Subway Sect, The Prefects, Robert Rental and Thomas Leer, DNA, Rosa Yemen,This Heat, Judy Nylon, Wire, Noh Mercy, The Urinals and more...
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The art of the good compilation album is one that is finely balanced between selecting the familiar and the obscure. known pleasures sit alongside previously unheard offerings, ready to open up new areas of musical contemplation.
When Caroline True Records and Jon Savage embarked in selecting tracks for this post-punk compilation album, things were certainly never going to be neither humdrum nor boredom inducing. here is the idiosyncratic final cut....for those of you who may not know him, Jon can best be described as a cultural commentator, writer and long-time music journalist. (The Guardian, NME, The Face, Melody Maker). he is also the Sex Pistols and Joy Division biographer and writer of the acclaimed Teenage' and soon-come documentary on the book. Actually, he's really a secret national treasure.
The spine of this collection are tracks by post-punk luminaries Wire, Joy Division and the Prefects. not so 'secret' you may think, but consider the nascent lo-fi Subway Sect, the tough polemic of Noh Mercy, and the hyper obscure experimentalism of File Under Pop and you're getting the idea. From Pere Ubu's dystopian phychedelia to the motorik of Chrome, it's a snapshot of a brief era, heavy on invention.