Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna as reviewed by Madison-chan

September 24, 2019

If only Green hadn't abandoned his post-punk roots for generic pop songs...a great LP, but a sad reminder of what could have been.

Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna bloodyredeyesgo

May 24, 2020
Get over it. They're both amazing in their own way. And this is an EP, since we're being nit-picky.

Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna paulnorth1

May 24, 2016
Skank Bloc Bologna , was a famous squat in Bologna .

Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna gokartmozart

December 18, 2018

And Green was interested in Bologna due to the book 'Red Bologna', about the local Communist government-in-action after they rose to power in city elections in early-mid 70s.

Scritti Politti - Skank Bloc Bologna as reviewed by Bradx

February 26, 2015

Scritti were really onto something with this. Unforgettable melody and arrangement. Half sort of pop reggae, half a kind of experimental dub polemic (although I've no idea what the song's about). This single plus the next 2 (BBC sessions and the 12") are collected on the early works cd. The singles look and sound great though. This one has all the costs of making the thing itemised - which seemed very important back in those days as making records was a mysterious activity that only major labels could embark on.
Later of course the sound became a lot more commercial and successful... but I prefer these early Scritti songs by far.

If you like the sound then you may enjoy the Stepping Talk single Alice In Sunderland which came out at approx the same time.
They shared a squat with Scritti and some of the musicians are the same - well the bass sound is similar. More post-punk nourishment from the golden age.