Most of us will remember the days of post-punk and new wave in 1980. The radio was filled with a lot of great music that was mostly fast and impulsive. But it was also the year one of my all-time favourite albums was released. Young Marble Giants released with Colossal Youth a sharp contrast to all the other bands. The brothers Moxham created a minimalist sound around the beautiful voice of Alison Statton. The combination of a dominant bass, the sound of a Rickenbacker guitar, organ and Alison's voice was something I never heard before and after. I bought this record by recommendation of my local record dealer and from this day this album was on heavy rotation on my turntable. I don't have to explain why this record is important or which influences you can hear on it because most of you will know and the web is full of credits. I think sometimes you have to remember and listen to milestones of music.
Young Marble Giants - Searching For Mister Right
Young Marble Giants - Include Me Out
Young Marble Giants - Wurlitzer Jukebox
Young Marble Giants - Salad Days
Young Marble Giants - Cakewalking