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.