Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Young Marble Giants

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It was back in 1980 when a Welsh band released one the best records in the post punk /new wave are. Young Marble Giants made an extraordinary record that stood the test of time. I listened to this records very often during the last decades. Philip and Stuart Moxham made a great sound with a Rickenbacker guitar and the influences of Brian Eno and Kraftwertk. But the best they did was to combine this extraordinary sound with the voice of Alison Statton. Colossal Youth is one of the few and everlasting albums from this era. This is one more a session John Peel arranged in 1980 and still worth to listen after all these years. Different from the versions from the album it has an very unique atmosphere. Still worth to listen to.

3 Kommentare:

TheRobster hat gesagt…

Brilliant. They're still going too, although they are only a live act nowadays and don't play that often. I caught them at a local benefit show a few years ago and they were superb.

The Swede hat gesagt…

You're dead right Walter - an extraordinary record that (much like The Sundays' debut released ten years later) seems to exist outside of time and therefore hasn't dated one bit.

Brian hat gesagt…

I didn't own Colossal Youth until about 10 years ago. Embarrassed about that.