Ultimate Post Punk CD is Manchester's Diagram Brothers

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Ultimate Post Punk CD is Manchester's Diagram Brothers

Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:46 am

Holy fucking shit, folks, This is the CREAM of the crop:


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Active between 1979 and 1982, Manchester post-punk art-noise quartet The Diagram Brothers released four singles and one album, most appearing on New Hormones, the label founded by Buzzcocks. Feted by John Peel, the band recorded three BBC sessions in as many years, and drew comparisons with Gang of Four, XTC and Fire Engines for their angular, dissonant dance music. To read full Diagrams biography click here. To order CD click here.
SOME MARVELS OF MODERN SCIENCE + SINGLES (LTMCD 2480) £10
Digitally remastered from the original studio tapes, this expanded CD edition features all 14 tracks from the album originally released in November 1981, as well as ten bonus tracks from all four Diagram singles released between 1980 and 1982, including the cult favourites Bricks and Discordo, as well as the ultra-rare Diagram Brothers German EP. The booklet features a facsimile of the cut-and-paste Portfolio postcard set, rare photos and a detail band history. 24 tracks, 70 minutes of music. Full tracklist: Those Men In White Coats, My Bad Chest Feels Much Better Now, Seals/Fur Coats, Put It In A Bigger Box, Words From Major, Here Come The Visitors, Isn't It Interesting How Neutron Bombs Work, Ron! The Morris Minor's Gone, I'm A Policeman, I Didn't Get Where I Am Today By Being A Right Git, Aggeravation, I'm Not Going To Fight For Oil, Litter, Bikers, Bricks, Postal Bargains, Discordo, My Dinner, Fondue Soiree, Cherry Blossom, We Are All Animals, There Is No Shower, I Would Like To Live In Prison, Right Git (German version).

Reviews: "The Diagram Brothers play an extraordinary, quirky, jerky brand of speedo funk, as if some Pavlovian behaviourist has got hold of The Gang of Four and started to do tricky experiments on them... Science before sentience, the didactic before the ecstatic seems to be the unusual anti-rock n' roll idea... SMOMS is an album of observations which are never dull, and of music which - in spite of being clinical - is never cold. I quite warm to this kind of off-beat fun and to the proof that the English eccentric spirit needn't necessarily take twee grown-up public schoolboy forms" (NME, 12/81); "If Devo came from Manchester they'd probably sound like this oddball quartet who, of course, aren't brothers at all. This 10-incher finds them singing lines like "How important is my dinner?" over sharp and jerky rhythms. Sounds silly? It is. Good though" (Record Mirror, 7-8/82); "Not easy to dance to. I tried and twisted my ankle, because the music kind of stops and starts" (The Leveller, 05/81); "An uneasy funk, in which two guitars appear to throttle each other" (Smash Hits, 04/81); "A great new pop band, Manchester's most potent contenders" (NME, 11/80); "Freakzone's featured album of the week!" (BBC6 Music, 2/07)
I am serious this is the absolute shit. I just want to die. Manchester have done it again.

If you are in the U.S. you can get it cheaply at www.darla.com as is true for all LTM CD's.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:47 am

I've listened to it THREE TIMES IN A ROW don't come at me with the excuse that I'm just drunk, it isn't going to wash this time. This is the absolute shit.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:50 am

A Certain Ratio only wish they were THAT avant garde.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:52 am

Here's some of the lyrics: "Isn't it interesting/how neutron bombs work/isn't it interesting/how neutron bombs work"

No I JUST can't put it into words, how much is the ultimate post punk record. Forget it.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:54 am

WHY IS IT ALWAYS MANCHESTER?????

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:02 am

Fucking forget it dude. These guys have the market on cool.

"I don't care if America's run by a criminal..."

This was from fucking 1981 or whatever! good GOD!!!!

And they smack the shit out of Gang of Four as far as funk politico whatever....just check the song "I Didn't Get Where I Am By Being A Right Git".

Sorry to be so enthusiastic. CD's like this don't come into my life very often.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:09 am

Here are more lyrics:

"I'm not going to fight/I'm not going to fight/FOR OIIL/I'm not going to fight/I'm not going to fight/FOR OIL..."

What fucking year was this? Guess what folks it was...

I'm not sure...

"I WILL NOT DIE FOR OIL I WILL NOT DIE FOR OIL I WILL NOT!!!" HE SINGS

DON"T YOU LOVE THIS FUCKING BAND WHO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THE POLICE AS FAR AS FAUX REGGAE GOES???

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:11 am

This album came out in 1981.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:12 am

Who cares if Brian Eno is better than most artists on the planet? EH? It's no one's fault.


God of Christ, I need to get to bed some day.

But the Diagram Brothers are making me into the most luscious glam punk rocker you ever knew.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:13 am

Even though I think under oath, I would deny I was a punk ro9cker.

MAY MY LAWYER BE TOO SEXY FOR THAT.

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Post by marky » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:32 am

And it makes me so sad because I would have always said Spherical Objects were the dearest-to-my-heart obscure Manchester band, but here come Diagram Bros. and good god just fucking forget it.

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