Various ‎– The Enigma Variations

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Screamin' Sirens Maniac 2:38
The Jet Black Berries Shadowdrive 4:41
Naked Prey Flesh On The Wall 2:34
Tex And The Horseheads* Oh Mother 2:55
Greg Sage Straight Ahead 4:10
Chris D. / Divine Horsemen Time Stands Still 4:08
John Trubee A Blind Man's Penis 1:41
Rain Parade No Easy Way Down 6:58
Plasticland Disengaged From The World 2:36
The Pandoras Worm Boy 2:10
Get Smart! Just For The Moment 2:20
The Leaving Trains Leaving Trains 2:28
Green On Red Sixteen Ways II 2:23
Game Theory 24 3:05
45 Grave Insurance From God 5:03
The Effigies Blue Funk 4:50
Kraut (2) Juvenile Justice 1:54
Redd Kross Citadel 2:52
TSOL* Flowers By The Door 3:32
Channel 3 (2) True West 2:59
Cathedral Of Tears A Situation Of 3:25
Passionnel The Yellow Boat 3:41
The Untouchables (7) Lebanon 3:42
The Pool Where Did We Go Wrong 3:46
Scott Goddard Cowpunk 4:51
SSQ Playback 4:51

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
72001-1 Various The Enigma Variations(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Enigma Records (3) 72001-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
VG 50129 Various The Enigma Variations(LP, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Virgin VG 50129 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
72001-2 Various The Enigma Variations(CD, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 72001-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 72001-4 Various The Enigma Variations(Cass, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 7 72001-4 US 1987 Sell This Version

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DomCasual

DomCasual

November 18, 2012
referencing The Enigma Variations, 2xLP, Comp, Gat, 72001-1

This common, nondescript compilation is a fine review of the interesting Enigma label's wide range of artists. I went to it initially because of the unreleased version of a classic TSOL song, "Flowers By The Door," but perhaps more notable is the unreleased track by SSQ that's tucked away at the end of the second plate. SSQ, the criminally-long-overlooked-until-recently California synth-pop outfit, released very little material overall (one album and a few singles) so fans will do well to dig up this release. Lots of edgy punk, new wave, and goth/death-rock material to boot make this a very good sampler of 80s alternative. Cop it!