Essential Logic ‎– Beat Rhythm News - Waddle Ya Play ?

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Quality Crayon Wax OK
The Order Form
Shabby Abbott
World Friction
Wake Up
Albert
Alkaline Loaf In The Area
Collecting Dust
Popcorn Boy (Waddle Ya Do?)

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Jarren

Jarren

May 15, 2019
referencing Beat Rhythm News - Waddle Ya Play ?, LP, Album, ROUGH 5

It's a vastly underrated album.

Hell, how many people have even heard of Essential Logic?

X-Ray Spex is a name everyone knows, but hardly anyone seems to care about Lora's band. This album is absolutely outstanding from start to finish.

There's obviously still a high level of Punk attitude in the songs, but the aggression is offset by highly accomplished musicianship. From the fast-paced drive of Quality Crayon Wax OK, the funky yet paranoid The Order Form, through to the absolute insanity of Alkaline Loaf In The Area (imagine a post-punk Gong), every track is a winner.

Wow. Not only are Essential Logic underrated, but they're also very influential.

Shocking that this album, and their outstanding subsequent singles, have never been reissued on vinyl.
vitbabenco

vitbabenco

March 18, 2016
referencing Beat Rhythm News - Waddle Ya Play ?, LP, Album, ROUGH 5

Saxophone Bites
The best thing about Essential Logic is the absolute madness of the band – starting with crazy music, continuing with insane saxophone and ending with mad vocals. “We’re in a room, it doesn’t matter where. Tall step, it doesn’t matter where. We’re in a group, it doesn’t matter where. Tall step, it doesn’t matter where. Quality crayon wax O.K. – paint it while you’re here. Paint all corners black, no way! Cause we need light so dear. Give me sunlight power of source to lighten up the world. Cause I can’t see, I’m blind you see. I’m a cut off sort of girl, I’m a cut of sort of…” Tunes are intricate, rhythms are shifting, melodies are mutating and instrumentation is gorgeously lush. Beat Rhythm News is an art punk album.