Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Tapes - Party LP, 1980



The Tapes - "Party" LP, 1980

I believe these guys are from Holland. I don't know what to make of this record. I bought it from a local store some years ago simply because the sleeve looked cool, and when I first heard it I flipped with joy. Then I frantically bought their other records (one before, and one after this record) and quickly grew bored with it all. It's hard to describe. Take Gang of Four minus the funk, then add lyrical weirdness. That band I mentioned before called 4,000,000 Telephones were like that, too. A post-punk tower built on lyrical weirdness, which isn't too bad a way to go, really...

They're certainly fucking arty, this lot. I think they deserve a listen, even in a purely instrumental sense. I still don't know the second side of this record very well.

Whatever you might think of it, I think you'll find it hard to deny it's post-punk.

Here's one of the songs from this. Can't believe these guys are on You Tube.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting post,
You might like this, The Zulus, a Boston band that formed out of Human Sexual Response. Saw them only once before they broke up.

frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com/2008/12/zulus-zulus-1985.html

Bimble said...

Yeah, I'm very familiar with Human Sexual Response. I have their "Fig. 15" CD which is worth a lot of money. Listening to the Zulus now. Sounds cool, thanks! I'm really feeling overwhelmed with music right now, though. Too much music, too little time.

Bimble said...

Oh yeah, this Zulus is great fucking stuff. "Back To Sleep" is kicking my butt right now.

Bimble said...

No, I want you to know I am REALLY impressed with this Zulus stuff. I mean REALLY REALLY REALLY. Better than HSR, I think.

Anonymous said...

Back To Sleep is a great-great song.
Glad you liked it.
they have 1 other LP but i can't seem to find it anywhere, even discogs doesn't list them !?!?

~UU~

Anonymous said...

Well, "point eighty-eight" is a ffing great song from this album, me thinks...PLAY IT LOUD!

Martin.

Bimble said...

Thanks, Martin. I got your email and its lovely! Thanks very much.

kidnuid said...

I've posted ther first album "You just can't sleep" from 78. Which is in my opinion better.

http://rapidshare.com/files/178739904/The_Tapes-You_just_can_t_sleep__1978_.zip

Bimble said...

Actually I think I have that one as well. It had a picture of a reel-to-reel tape on it didn't it? Thanks for ripping it/making it available. I don't recall going nuts over it, but fair enough.