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VariousNME / Rough Trade C81

Label:New Musical Express – Copy 001, Rough Tapes – Copy 001
Format:
Cassette, Compilation
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Reggae, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Punk, Synth-pop, Ska, New Wave

Tracklist

A1Scritti PolittiThe "Sweetest Girl"
EngineerThe Skipper
Written-ByGreen*
6:09
A2The Beat (2)Twist And Crawl Dub
ProducerBob Sargeant
4:58
A3Pere UbuMisery Goats
Recorded ByMike Bishop
Written-ByPere Ubu
2:26
A4Wah! Heat*7,000 Names Of Wah
BassWashington*
Guitar, Written-ByPete Wiley*
SynthesizerKing Bluff
3:57
A5Orange Juice (3)Blue Boy
EngineerCalum Malcolm
Written-ByEdwyn Collins
2:52
A6Cabaret VoltaireRaising The Count
Written-By, ProducerWatson*, Kirk*, Mallinder*
3:32
A7D.A.F.*Kebab Traume (Live)3:50
A8Furious PigBare Pork
EngineerMartin Frederix
A9Specials*Raquel
ProducerD. Jordan, Jerry Dammers
Written-ByJerry Dammers
1:28
A10BuzzcocksI Look Alone
ProducerMartin Rushent
Recorded ByMartin Hannett
Written-ByPete Shelley
3:00
A11Essential LogicFanfare In The Garden
EngineerDave Anderson (3)
ProducerAdam Kidron, Lora*, Phil*
Written-ByLogic*, Legg*
3:00
A12Robert WyattBorn Again Cretin
Double BassPeter Ind
EngineerIan Solomon
Written-ByRobert Wyatt
3:07
B1The RaincoatsShouting Out Loud
EngineerAdam Kidron
ProducerThe Raincoats
3:19
B2Josef KEndless Soul
EngineerCalum Malcolm
ProducerJosef K
Written-ByMalcolm Ross, Paul Haig
2:27
B3Blue OrchidsLow Profile
Bass GuitarRick*
DrumsIan*
EngineerJohn Brierley
Keyboards, Vocals, GuitarMartin*
ProducerBlue Orchids
3:47
B4Virgin PrunesRed Nettle
Composed By, Arranged By, ProducerVirgin Prunes
2:13
B5Aztec CameraWe Could Send Letters
EngineerRon McLarty
ProducerAlan Horne, Malcolm Ross
Written-ByRoddy Frame
4:57
B6Red KrayolaMilkmaid
Written-ByArt & Language, M. Thompson*
2:01
B7LinxDon't Get In My Way
Written-ByGrant*, Martin*
5:15
B8The Massed Carnaby St. John Cooper Clarkes*The Day My Pad Went Mad1:46
B9James Blood UlmerJazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher
Written-By, Arranged By, ProducerJames Blood Ulmer
4:03
B10Ian DuryClose To Home
Performer, ProducerChaz Jenkel*, Ian Dury
4:13
B11Gist*Greener Grass
Bass, OrganLewis*
Guitar, Drum MachineStewart*
Written-ByMottram*, Moxham*
2:32
B12Subway SectParallel Lines2:38
B13John Cooper Clarke81 Minutes0:13
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Credits

  • Mastered By [Cassette Mastering], Technician [Volume Productions]Alan (3)

Notes

1st version, a free tape obtainable with an NME voucher. 2 panel inlay printed both sides. Black plastic cassette shell with black paper labels. 'C81 Owner's Manual' was also printed as a cut-out-and-keep booklet with NME.

Track B13 is unlisted.

This version has a different tracklist to the subsequent commercial release through Rough Trade (Various - NME / Rough Trade C81), which substitutes A9 ('Raquel' by The Specials) and B7 ('Don't Get In My Way' by Linx) with alternatives. It also does not include the text: "This cassette began as a mail order only offer through the NME. Two tracks (marked **) are new, due to contractual obligations. Many thanks to the NME for their efforts."

The following texts appear on the inlays of both versions.

"This is the first release (catalogue number Copy 001) of ROUGH TAPES, the new Rough Trade tape cassette catalogue. Future Rough Tapes releases will include "Voice Of America" by Cabaret Voltaire, "Colossal Youth" by Young Marble Giants, "The Art Of Walking" by Pere Ubu, new studio LPs by The Raincoats, Scritti Politti, Red Crayola and Wire "cassette only" collection of unreleased material.

The special care with which these cassettes are manufactured is your guarantee of optimum sound quality and of musical reproduction close to the master tape. All our cassette mastering and volume productions was handled by Alan of Tape To Tape Duplicating, phone No. 01 388 5392.

DAF appear by the incredibly kind permission of Mute Records. Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and Josef K are all on the Postcard label. Buzzcocks appear to be part of the of the EMI Leisure Combine; Ian Dury appears courtesy of Stiff Records; Wah! Heat appear couresty of Inevitable Records, and Subway Sect appear courtesy of Oddball.
All the rest are on the Rough Trade Label 221 - 1100."

Other Versions (4)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
NME / Rough Trade C81 (Cassette, Compilation, Reissue)New Musical Express, Rough TapesCopy 001UK1981
New Submission
Rough Trade C81 6 Track Sampler (Reel-To-Reel, 15 ips, ¼", Stereo, 10.5" NAB Reel, Compilation, Promo, Sampler)Rough TapesnoneUK1981
New Submission
Rough Trade C81 6 Track Sampler (Cassette, Compilation, Promo, Sampler)Rough TapesnoneUS1981
New Submission
NME / Rough Trade C81 (Cassette, Compilation, Unofficial Release)Zorro-TapesCopy 001UK1981

Reviews

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flashtheoriginal
I got this with NME on the day of issue and have kept it as best I can during the ensuing years. Try as I might, I cant get this on CD as a stand alone product. The tape has perished slightly but a mate at work transferred from cassette to CD. The sound quality is poor, but listenable. The musical quality is still there - DAF, early buzzcocks, the special aka when they WERE special, classic Josef K and the stand out track "close to home" by Kilburn and the High Roads. 5000 names of Wah, under Pete Wiley's stewardship still excites me - high octane real music.

If anyone has a good quality copy of this on disc, I will gladly pay for the privilege. I will hold on to my cassette and the flawed digital attempt and nestle in memories of bloody good music spanning ska, soul, poetry, punk and pop. Stunning still.