Seminal work from one of the most exciting times in modern music – the groundbreaking New York post-punk, post-disco club years – when everything was up for grabs! The work on the set does a really great job of documenting the way that boundaries were blown during the time – as funk met punk, rock met rap, soul met ska, avant garde met mainstream – all in pursuit of the groove! For years, this period has gone under-documented and under-understood – largely because of the complexity and diversity of the music in the scene. But as always, the folks at Soul Jazz Records have done a fantastic job of bringing the whole thing to light – choosing all the best tracks we could have hoped for, and packaging the album with a great set of notes that really gets at the heart of the matter! Titles include "Baby Dee" by Konk, "You Got Me" by Theoretical Girls, "Contort Yourself" by The Contortions, "You Make No Sense" by ESG, "Beat
Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K Rob, "Lesson No 1" by Glenn Branca, "Clean On Your Bean #1" by Dinosaur L, "Helen Fordsdale" by Mars, "Defunkt" by Defunkt, "Button Up" by The Bloods, "5:30" by DNA, "Do Dada" by The Dance, "Wa Wa" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Reduction" by Material, and "Optimo" by Liquid Liquid.
(Out of print, some writing in pen in traycard artwork.)