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Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 (3CD)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
26-03-2021
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Barcode:
5013929110700
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRCDBOX107

Description

  • 3CD SET EXPLORING THE ALTERNATIVE DANCEFLOOR EXPLOSION WHICH FOLLOWED PUNK ROCK.
  • COMPILED WITH BILL BREWSTER, DJ AND AUTHOR OF ‘LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE’.
  • FROM OFF-KILTER FUNK AND ELECTRONIC MINIMALISM TO PRIMAL PUNK HOWLS.
  • A CERTAIN RATIO, 23 SKIDOO, THE STRANGLERS, JAH WOBBLE, THE FUN BOY THREE, THE POP GROUP, IAN DURY, NIGHTMARES IN WAX AND MANY MORE.
  • INCLUDES INTRODUCTORY ESSAY AND SLEEVENOTES BY BILL BREWSTER.
  • BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TEAM BEHIND THE CRITICALLY ACLAIMED ‘TO THE OUTSIDE OF EVERYTHING’, ‘OPTIMISM-REJECT’, AND ‘CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR’ BOX SETS.

In the wake of punk’s seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation’s would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade’s image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for ‘the rules’, interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock ‘n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day.

‘Shake The Foundations’ captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond’s Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots.

Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, “The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk’s game-face. The point was to have a go. ‘Shake The Foundations’ is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. Its what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we’re still feeling its effects”.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Guess Who? A Certain Ratio
  3. Coup - 23 Skidoo
  4. 100 Evil Smokestacking Baby Haircut 100
  5. This Fear Of Gods  Simple Minds
  6. Love 30 - The Stranglers   
  7. Born Every Minute The Passage
  8. Sarava - Blue Rondo A La Turk
  9. Serbian Village Medium Medium
  10. Push Out The Boat The Higsons
  11. Post War Glamour Girls John Cooper Clarke
  12. Skin Deep The Passions
  13. Invaders Of The Heart (Mix One) jah Wobble
  14. Can You Move  Modern Romance
  15. Slang Teacher Wide Boy Awake
  16. Hypnotised - C Cat Trance
  17. Stretch - Maximum Joy
  18. Lions - Tones On Tail
  19. Trust Is A Must Ian Dury
  20. What Dance Is This? Perfect Zebras
  21. Faith & Hope & Charity The Fun Boy Three
  22. Dream Games - Shock
  23. Rusha Jesse Rae
  24. Dont - Thomas Leer
  25. Big Man Restless Kissing The Pink   
  26. Blue For You - Paul Haig
  27. Frequency 7 - Visage
  28. Bang Em Right - Six Sed Red
  29. Tingle - Quando Quango
  30. Cccant You See Vicious Pink
  31. Move On Fashiøn
  32. Set Fighter - Wide Boy Awake 
  33. When Are We? (Now We Are) Surface Mutants
  34. Why Are We In Love Furniture
  35. Rob A Bank The Pop Group
  36. Get It Right Animal Magic
  37. Black Leather Nightmares In Wax
  38. Obedience - Normil Hawaiians
  39. Asbestos Lead Asbestos The 012
  40. Keep Beat Vee Vv
  41. Living Wild  Mataya Clifford
  42. So Many Ways Electric Chairs
  43. Dreams Are Better London Underground
  44. Arty-Fact Group Therapy
  45. We Are All Animals The Diagram Brothers
  46. Quit The Body The Chicken Granny
  47. Bed Bound Saga Machine Gunn Hogg And Co
  48. Hoggs Might Fly - Playgroup
  49. Shake (The Foundations) Glaxo Babies
  50. Disco Purge Family Fodder
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