Saturday, April 7, 2012

Another Trio From NME/Rough Trade 'C81'

Sorry this is a day late, but I got caught up in some holiday activities with the family. Early next week I'll do one more post on 'C81' with some bands you know and hopefully love. Today, we'll listen to a few of the more obscure tunes from 'C81.' I'm going to keep this text short and sweet because I hope to do an Easter post later today.

Subway Sect was a punk band that was more or less finished by the time "Parallel Lines" appeared on 'C81.' Vic Godard became a mailman for a while after the band split, but he went on to release a few solo albums. I don't know much about Gist. I read somewhere it's a side project of Stuart Moxham from Young Marble Giants. Essential Logic's best known member is Lora Logic from X-Ray Spex. About a decade ago Kill Rock Stars put out a compilation of Essential Logic material called 'Fanfare in the Garden.' It's physically out of print, but you can still buy it as a download here.

Subway Sect - Parallel Lines (mp3)
Gist - Greener Grass (mp3)
Essential Logic - Fanfare in the Garden (mp3)

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