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Drinking Electricity

***The first in a series of unparalleled reissues originating from the crucial Survival Records imprint. Survival Records is a UK label now operating for over 30 years.  Formed in 1981 by ANNE-MARIE HEIGHWAY and DAVID ROME, early releases included such iconic releases as Tik & Tok, Play, Hard Corps, and Richard Bone. The first release in this series, is the work of DRINKING ELECTRICITY, the project of label curators Anne-Marie and David.  David Rome previously had worked with Martin Lloyd in the Analysis (later to be evolved into Oppenheimer Analysis). Drinking Electricity formed in 1980 and released two singles on Pop Aural before forming Survival which housed the rest of their output during their two years as a band. This double LP collection showcases Drinking Electricity’s full 1982 LP Overload, as well as compiling the band's multiple singles released between 1980-1982. Best described as a perfect fusion of minimal synth-based new wave with poignant, angular and stylized guitar-driven post-punk. Touching on sociopolitical topics intertwined into catchy, synth-heavy tracks that are also danceable, this collection will appeal to fans of early Gang Of Four, OMD, Fad Gadget, and the like. Packaged in double gatefold jackets with custom Drinking Electricity inspired artwork.  Inner gatefold jacket features a variety of pictures of the band during this period.  The release also features a bonus 2-sided insert with liner notes and interview of the band by DAVE SEGAL. Pressed double 180-gram transparent colored vinyl (LP one is red; LP two is yellow) in a limited...

2XLP $28.25

08/21/2012  

MR 013