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Scritti Politti - Early 2x Vinyl LP

Original price £24.99 - Original price £24.99
Original price
£24.99
£24.99 - £24.99
Current price £24.99
Condition: New
2x Black Vinyl LP
Catalogue Number: RTRADLP188
Barcode: 0883870018814
Record Grading: Mint (M)
Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)
Condition Note: Brand New

Track Listing / Description
01 Skank Bloc Bologna
02 Is And Ought The Western World
03 28/8/78
04 Messthetics
05 Hegemony
06 Scritlocks Door
07 Opec - Immac
08 Bibbly-o-tek
09 Doubt Beat
10 Confidence
11 P.A.s
12 The "Sweetest Girl"
13 Lions After Slumber
 
Early brought together a series of formative recordings from the late 70s and early 80s, for an America-only vinyl release in 2005. The collection, accompanied by sleeve notes from Green Gartside, included the band's debut single Skank Bloc Bologna, along with seminal tracks including The "Sweetest Girl", 27/8/78 and Lions After Slumber, and offered a stunning chance to enjoy the long-overlooked musical foundations of Scritti Politti again.
 
Emerging from the scene around Leeds Art School, with fellow travellers The Mekons and The Gang Of Four, and recorded while the band were residing in a Camden squat organised along Marxist principles, these post-punk rallying cries which prefigured Green and co's pop-leaning rebirth several years later, were the songs that grab the attention of John Peel, Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis and a generation of music fans who helped bring the indie music scene – and the labels that accompanied it – into existence. A musical community in which Scritti Politti played an influential and formative role. 
 
After being out of print for several years (and in some places never previously available) the album will return to the record racks this autumn...