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✨✧ Human LeagueHysteria ... LP
Virgin/A&M, 1984. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit later in the classic range for Human League – but still pretty darn great! By this point, Phil Oakey and crew are heading straight for the dancefloor on most numbers – hitting a bassy, slightly funky style that almost comes off like Gang Of Four around the same period – but which has more of a keyboard focus overall. The album features a surprising remake of the old Lyn Collins classic "Rock Me Again & Again & Again", plus the hit mellow tune "Louise", the dance politics number "The Lebanon", and the tracks "The Sign", "So Hurt", "I'm Coming Back", "Life On Your Own", and "Betrayed". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Human LeagueDignity Of Labour – Parts 1 to 4 ... LP
Fast Product (UK), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Human League – very noisy analogue electronics, and quite different than their later pop work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the bonus flexi-disc! Cover is slightly wavy from moisture.)
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RockwellSomebody's Watching Me ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the strangest acts to come from Motown in the early 80s – and almost more of a new wave record than a soul one! The standout hit here is the title track "Somebody's Watching Me" – an odd electro tune that has Rockwell speaking/singing these paranoid lyrics with a vague British accent – but which has Michael Jackson coming in on the chorus to warm up the tune! Sadly, Michael's gone for the rest of the record – so Rockwell takes center stage with tunes that have a soul-based take on styles heard more familiarly by Human League or Ultravox at the time – and which display the real Anglophile bent in American pop at the time. Still, there's a few nice electro moments – and titles include "Obscene Phone Caller", "Change Your Ways", "Runaway", "Wasting Time", and "Knife". CD

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✨✧ OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ... LP
Virgin, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of the 70s. Tracks are short, sweet, and with a good blend of pop lyrics and spare electronics – with titles that include "Bunker Soldiers", "Almost", "Electricity", "Dancing", "Pretending To See The Future", "Julia's Song", and "The Messerschitt Twins". LP, Vinyl record album
(5th UK pressing, in the black & orange cover, including printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousIn The Beginning There Was Rhythm – The Rise Of Dance Music After Punk ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The resurgence of one of the most groundbreaking periods in recent groove history – the almost-forgotten post-punk years in England, a time of incredible musical convergence! In the heady days of the early 80s – a time when much music was being lost under a gloss of big hair, tinny keyboards, and wispy vocals – a small underground of British musicians were bringing together bits of funk, punk, disco, reggae, and 70s electronica – crafting dark and funky little tunes the likes of which we've barely heard since! A number of these groups went onto do much larger (and weaker) recordings – but this package brilliantly documents the edgy brilliance at the beginning of the post punk years: a nihilistic horizon on the other end of punk – no longer angry, caustic, and shouting, on one hand with the wind knocked out of its apparent sails, on the other, slowly fomenting in secret places, coming up with music far more powerful than punk ever was. And for some strange reason, much of it was pretty darn funky – thanks to a heavy use of simple electric bass, scattershot (sometimes primitive) drum parts, and nice electronic touches, almost in an inverse to American electro. The music more than speaks for itself – and the set's as classic a batch of tunes from the time as we'd ever heard. Titles include "Shack Up" and "Knife Slits Water" by A Certain Ratio, "In The Beginning There Was Rhythm" by The Slits, "20 Jazz Funk Greats" by Throbbing Gristle, "Vegas El Bandito" and "Coup" by 23 Skidoo, "She Is Beyond Good & Evil" by The Pop Group, "Being Boiled" by The Human League, "To Hell With Poverty" by Gang Of Four, and "24 Track Loop" by This Heat. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)

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✨✧ Heaven 17Penthouse & Pavement ... LP
Virgin, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The boldest face of politics on the dancefloor in the early 80s – a tremendous little debut from Heaven 17, formed out of the ashes of the original lineup of Human League! At a time when the League was going a bit soft and pop, Heaven 17 picked up a stronger social agenda than before – touching on themes of corporate greed, military buildup, and class struggle – all cast within a batch of extremely catchy dancefloor numbers! The musical style is somewhat in the Brit electro pop mode of the period, but often funkier and more creative – a factor that helped the group cross over nicely to a soul market here in the states. Titles include "Soul Warfare", "Play To Win", "Penthouse & Pavement", "Fascist Groove Thing", "Geisha Boys & Temple Girls", "Let's All Make A Bomb", and "The Height Of The Fighting". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ VariousTrip – Created By Jarvis Cocker & Steve Mackey ... CD
Family/Universal (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest volumes in the ultra-cool Trip series – a bizarre blend of styles that really pushes the limits of the format! There's no attempt at unity here – stylistically or otherwise – but that's the real pleasure of the set, because Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey have come up with some brilliant bits buried deep in the musical recesses of the past few decades – a haze of lost treasures from mainstream pop, country, post-punk, and soundtracks – all strung together wonderfully, with a sense of surprise that never dims at all! 2CD set features 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "Don't Think Twice" by Bobby Bare, "Release The Bats" by The Birthday Party, "Rock N Roll" by Human League, "Cool Summer" by Bob Lind, "24 Sycamore" by Gene Pitney, "Sock It My Way" by The Animated Egg, "The Lady With The Braid" by Dory Previn, "Rock On" by David Essex, "Wop Do Wop" by Electronicat, "John I'm Only Dancing" by Polecats, "Jet Boy Jet Girl" by Elton Motello, "Going Nowhere" by Neil Sedaka, "Purple Haze" by Dion, and "Pammie's On A Bummer" by Sonny Bono. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Severed HeadsSince the Accident (black & white colored 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ink/Medical, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really great early work from Severed Heads – done at a time when they still had an edge, and were a lot more hip and electro than some of their later more goth-based impulses! The album's a perfect fit for all the best UK underground electrics of the period – Cabaret Voltaire, 400 Blows, and even the earliest Human League – back when they were nice and noisy. The duo have a great way of blending noisy bits with warmer elements – and even do these great sequences with turntables – kind of a more playful Christian Marclay mode! Titles include "Dead Eyes Opened" – which was a bit of a favorite – plus "Golden Boy", "Gashing The Old Mae West", "A Relic Of The Empire", "Epilepsy 82", "Treating Deaf Mutes", and "Brassiere In Rome". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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