Various ‎– 7" Up!

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Crippled Dick Hot Wax! ‎– CDHW 103-1
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Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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Tracklist

A1 Mark Beer The Man Man Man
A2 Glaxo Babies This Is Your Life
A3 Contact (9) Constant Beat
A4 I Jog & The Tracksuits Redbox
A5 Gerry & The Holograms* Gerry & The Holograms
A6 Brian Brain Jive, Jive
B1 They Must Be Russians Don't Try To Cure Yourself
B2 Moondogs* Imposter
B3 Thomas Leer Private Plane
B4 Cult Figures Zip Nolan
B5 Monochrome Set* Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
B6 Henry Badowski Making Love With My Wife
B7 Weekend Drumbeat For Baby

Notes

Subtitled "Singles Only! UK 78-82".

Includes insert with information about the featured bands.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 881390600311

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cdhw 103-2 Various 7" Up!(CD, Comp) Crippled Dick Hot Wax! cdhw 103-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

April 26, 2017
edited 5 months ago

A fantastic little compilation, full of songs that I personally had never heard before. You never got these on Radio 1 during the afternoon!

Musically, they range from Punkish aggression to Electronic minimalism, but they all hold a certain quirkyness which really ties them together.

Take a song like Don't Try To Cure Yourself, which discusses the scientific details of venereal diseases, yet is still absolutely hilarious.

Then you get the absolute mentalness which is Gerry & The Holograms. Based around what appears to be a tape loop of the Dr. Who bassline, combined with metallic alien vocals, it doesn't really change for 4 minutes yet you're absolutely hooked.

Or how about the adorable & cute Red Box?

It's a song about waiting for a bus.

Every song has, as I said, a unique quirkyness and it's literally impossible to fault in any respect.

Plus, as the great sleeve notes say, it's better to have all these 7's on one LP instead of having to get up to change the record every few minutes!