Seven Inches Of Pleasure: The Best Record We’ve Heard So Far Today

7amazon.jpgThis weekend, we picked up the import-only comp 7″ Up!, a collection of rare British post-punk songs from the ’80s. There are a handful of Thatcher-era round-ups on the market these days, but Up! is a lean overview of this tinny, poppy sound, without which Franz Ferdinand would still just be another world war-instigating foreign assassinatee. Three of our favorite tracks are below, but this one is worth the slightly higher-than-average sticker price:

The Monochrome Set – Eine Symphonie Des Grauens [MP3, link expired]
Henry Badowski – Making Love With My Wife [MP3, link expired]
Weekend – Drumbeat For Baby [MP3, link expired]
Crippled Dick Hot Wax [Official Site]

  • Ned Raggett

    Just got this myself the other day; v. entertaining. It also makes a change from Yet Another Sixties Garage Rock Obscurity comp. (I fear the eventual 10th-rate Grunge Era comps, though.)