'The Only Fun In Town' is the first, last, and only album from Scottish post-punkers Josef K. It's an album that gets straight to the point, clocking in at under half an hour. It's angular and sharp, with screeching guitars and fizzy drums all underpinned by Paul Haig's yelpy, tremulous vocals. Reissued on lovely clear vinyl by Les Disques du Crepuscule.
Limited Vinyl Double LP £22.49 TWI052
Clear vinyl reissue 2LP on Les Disques du Crepuscule.
- Limited edition
CD £11.49 TWI052CD
Remastered digipak CD on Les Disques du Crepuscule.
Now thrice-re-issued so I'm not going to ramble on and on about this excellent record. For a fuller exploration of the wonders of Josef K have a read of Brian's excellent missives on their unreleased debut 'Sorry For Laughing' or the compilation 'Entomology'.
The only things you need to know is that this is their properly released debut and it influenced many things that came after such as most of the C86 scene, then later the wave of dark, angular guitar bands that circled the Franz Ferdinand/Interpol axis. Scratchy, energetic, brilliant, Josef K were waaay ahead of the game and this record never dates. Comes with bonus 7" tracks, a John Peel session and an art print. A must.
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