All of your favorites, in one place.
... Let's talk about the dangerous counterrevolutionaries who went out
and bought a cheap synth and a rudimentary drum machine. The ones that
got what 'punk' was really about. The democratization of art . . . Sniffing Glue said learn three chords and form a band, Throbbing Gristle said why learn any chords at all... I am an artist because I say I am. More Marcel Duchamp than Malcolm McLaren.
So, sisters and brothers, who do you think led the counter-revolution?
Well I'll tell you. It was the man who stormed the Bastille and kicked
the door down in the first place and he did it on the July 16th, 1977.
With the help of Tommy Vance. John Lydon's playlist that night on Vance's show included Tim Buckley, The Creation, Augustus Pablo, Bobby Byrd, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Peter Hammill, and Can
and put paid to any punk rock 'year zero' claims. Meanwhile, locked out
of the studio, Malcolm had to listen to the counterrevolutionary
manifesto being broadcast across the metropolis. Mark that date in your
diaries, sisters and brothers: 16th July, the anniversary of the birth
of 'post punk'. Just over a year later in October, Lydon rammed the
point home with the release of Public Image, a personal and musical manifesto in 7" form. The music on Plastic Dance 2
is the strangely colored, distorted, and frighteningly beautiful fruit
of the seeds planted on that fateful day. Lessons learned and
inspiration taken from the sonic aesthetics of dub, knowing that not all
disco sucked and that even jazz was allowed. Music shaped by wonky
approximation and appropriation. The artists on Plastic Dance 2 were artists because they said they were. Listen to their work and you'll know they were. Listen in transcendent wonderment as George Attwell creates alchemical space funk in his home studio... as a future Mock Turtle and members of The Manchester Music Collective channel Robert Calvert and Bill Nelson... as Korzynski comes on like a Jeff Mills remix of Terry Riley. Listen in the wide-eyed joy of being as Stabat Stable's drum machine runs amok to the accompaniment of discordant organ stabs... as a future founder of 808 State channels Albert Ayler alongside a galloping synth arpeggio." --Andrew Weatherall
The second volume in the Plastic Dance series compiled by Andy Votel and Doug Shipton. Featuring exclusive liner notes by Andrew Weatherall. Features George Atwell, Vibrant Thigh, Stabat Stable, Cos, Beach Surgeons, Cosmic Overdose, Andrzej Korzynski, Ti-Tho, Gerry And The Holograms, and pragVEC.