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Tag Archives: 1983

Danielle Dax – The Wheeled Wagon

A journey into the interzone from Dax’s 1983 album ‘Pop-Eyes’.

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Kalahari Surfers – Free State Fence

The 80s saw the arrival of an avant-garde outfit operating out of a South Africa which was still under Apartheid.
Warrick Sony, using various aliases to give the illusion that the Surfers were a collective, brought influences such as The Residents, Henry Cow, Can, Faust, and This Heat together with some real African touches. Their early stuff was great, especially the first two albums ‘Own Affairs’ and ‘Living In The Heart Of The Beast’.
This track is the opener from ‘Own Affairs’ (1983).

Frank Zappa – Tink Walks Amok

Like a tiny cartoon Alien pinballing all over the place, off of Frank’s 1983 album ‘The Man From Utopia’.

The The – Dumb As Death’s Head

A track from Matt’s ‘Soul Mining’ era that was given away on a free flexi disc given away with Melody Maker. A great song that ended up on the ‘Early Rarities’ compilation; a compilation that is chock-full of many, many great songs.

The Birthday Party – Live in Minneapolis, April 6th, 1983.

A whole Birthday party gig captured on film. Enjoy.

Danielle Dax – Bed Caves

Entering the interzone with Danielle; off of her 1983 album ‘Pop-Eyes’

Danielle Dax – Cutting The Last Sheaf

Creepy avant-folk from Dax’s 1983 album ‘Pop-Eyes’.

Snakefinger – I Love You Too Much To Respect You

A track from the 1982 ‘Manual of Errors’ (1982) album. This was when Snakey stopped writing along with The Residents, which made for a straighter sound.

The Residents – Safety Is A Cootie Wootie

This 1983 track was intended to be part of a bigger project. However, the band were in disarray after the disastrous ‘Mole Show’, and it took a while for things to get off of the ground afterwards. It’s a shame, as this track in particular is very strong, and really showcases that analogue electronics Residents sound that they were touting from The Commercial Album/Mark of the Mole era. Great song.

Public Image Ltd – This Is Not A Love Song

Some New Wave dance moves from Johnny and the boys off of their 1983 EP.

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