Originally released in 1980 on Stark Products, now remastered and repressed through Dark Entries - Household Shocks compiles 16 tracks of (then) emerging DIY, new wave, and post-punk acts from the north of England. Including Product Of Reason, Thunderboys, Sinking Ships, Defectors, One Gang Logic, and Juveniles.
Vinyl LP £19.99 DE114LP
Remastered LP + insert on Dark Entries inc. Thunderboys, One Gang Logic, Product Of Reason, Sinking Ships, Mystery Girls, Defectors, Urbantech, etc.
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9/10 Lincoln Underground 27th April 2016
Compilations. I don't usually bother. They're usually stuffed with more filler than 1970's Fiat.
It's not an accusation you can make of this awesome album. I once owned it, lost it and lived to regret it ever since. Thankfully, I can own it once again.
It doesn't take much surfing to find a large audience now loving this the way the late great John Peel did. From the dark synth sounds of Product of Reason and One Gang Logic that symbolise the era, through to the post punk power pop of the Mystery Girls and The Juveniles. There isn't a weak link on the entire album.
If this doesn't make you want to back-comb your hair and dust off your army surplus mac, then nothing will.
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