Saturday, October 26, 2019
PiLheads in the garridge?
i wonder if this was inspired by "Swan Lake" aka "Death Disco" by PiL?
seems unlikely with your nuum, but you never really know
quite a few of them have a secret postpunk connection
e.g. Dem 2 would you believe, one of them had a postpunk past
either that or a 2-Tone one
ah but talking about the ska / rocksteady traces in nuum
this, this here could quite possibly be a sideways inspiration for "Death Disco"
and hey i did not know that Madness did a version, and in more or less the same time-period as PiL
that's weird that cos in the 2-Tone chapter in Rip It Up - which follows directly after the PiL / Metal Box chapter, i start by contrasting "Gangsters" and "Death Disco", the Specials mono debut LP and the stereodubspacious Metal Box...
That version of "Swan Lake" by, hahahaha, Swan-E - a cover which is funnily enough titled "Gangster" - weird chains of echoes here - that was on the Cage Underground label.
The same little short-lived label that put out the marvellous Napa-Tac trak