Sunday, May 4, 2008
Good Old Fashioned 4AD Records Part 3: Dance Chapter
Dance Chapter - Anonymity/New Dance 7", 1980
I'm not sure this band will appeal to everyone. I'm not even going to pretend I think it's one of the better early 4AD releases, but it's certainly interesting. The vocalist is a little strange, though. The 4AD website compares them to Joy Division and for the A-side I can see that. They released one other record on 4AD after this one - a 12" EP - before calling it quits. I don't believe any of the members of this band went on to do anything else musically. Notice in the photo for the back sleeve that there was a little card included inside the record with a poem on it. I taped this to the back of the 7". So far I've tried to stay away from posting any of the early 4AD 7"es that were later compiled on the excellent "Natures Mortes - Still Lives" compilation, but then that kindof leaves some other singles that aren't as good as what is on that comp. I still think this single is worth a go if you're into this kind of music, though.