Medium Medium ‎– The Glitterhouse

Cherry Red ‎– BRED 19
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Hungry So Angry 3:54
A2 Serbian Village 4:47
A3 The Glitterhouse 2:11
A4 Guru Maharaj Ji 8:48
B1 Further Than Funk Dream 5:56
B2 Mice Or Monsters 5:40
B3 That Haiku 5:44

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Imprimé en France AUDE 94400 Vitry
Textured sleeve with printed Cherry Red inner.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - hand-etched Utopia w/Lyre logo + SNA symbol stamped): BRED 19 A ƱTOPIA SNA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - hand-etched + SNA symbol stamped): BRED 19 B² SNA

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUFP-553 Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(LP, Album) Cherry Red MUFP-553 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
15L0318, BRed 19 Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(LP, Album) Edigsa, Cherry Red 15L0318, BRed 19 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
201 889 Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(LP, Album) Virgin 201 889 France 1981 Sell This Version
RR 9984, R.P. 9984 Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(LP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Cherry Red RR 9984, R.P. 9984 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
OPT4.021PR Medium Medium The Glitterhouse(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Optic Nerve Recordings OPT4.021PR UK 2016 Sell This Version


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October 26, 2017
When the Days Were Drunk with Sound
Echoing drum booms punctuated with abrupt bass lines then there enters a saxophone as some strange male animal in rut calling for female: “We’re so young, so hungry, so angry”. The Glitterhouse glitters with a multitude of its sonic facets and its exquisite musical refinement. In the last instrumental tune “That Haiku” baritone sax is buzzing as a hornet drunk with hot blood. Though short-lived Medium Medium were an outstanding band.


October 26, 2017
There’s no denying Gang of Four are legendary. Their mixture of post-punk and funky dance punk continues to inspire a plethora of upcoming musical talent. Considering how well received the unlikely mixture of post-punk and funk has been, not just from bands like Gang of Four but also from certain elements of Public Image Ltd, Talking Heads, Liquid Liquid, and so forth, it’s surprising to see Medium Medium’s first and only full length The Glitterhouse gets left out of the picture, a shame because the album is such an extraordinary release. It was released in 1981 on Cherry Red Records, known for putting out work from Dead Kennedys, Felt, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Misfits among others, so it’s weird how this slipped past the radar. Funky bass lines, booming drums, jazzy saxophones, angular guitars, and unique vocals, it’s totally unexpected and all around good fun, jam packed with emotion. And while not necessarily better than Gang of Four, I honestly believe that this comes real damn close to matching them. Not just from a technical standpoint but also because the tracks are so damn funky while also occasionally venturing into further territory to really capture and sometimes even exaggerate the mood. It all serves to confirm it’s an eighties album, but it is unique enough that to label it as purely post-punk or dance punk or funk alone would be totally insufficient. The lead single is perfect, and while no songs successfully manage to match it’s brilliance, they are all really damn great nonetheless. I’d describe this album as being vibrant and colorful, full of great potential and strangely captivating. Fans of the previously mentioned artists will love this, as will anybody interested in forgotten eighties gems. The band originated in 1978 and has not put out much output in their short career. It’s a real shame. They could have developed into the new Gang of Four, perhaps. Highly recommended.


August 26, 2014
i love this sound