PRICE: $11.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Richard, Roger, Rodney, Rastus, Raoul, Roderick, Randy...
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MSS 208CD MSS 208CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/26/2005

"Classic, noisy D.I.Y. from Leicestershire 1980-1983. Loughborough's Midnight Circus thrilled a handful of fanatics who bought the scarce Angst In My Pants compilation EP, but they put most of their energy into the cassette-only wing of the D.I.Y. movement. Where they churned out vinyl-worthy D.I.Y. punk tunes by the score, and unlike most bands that did make it to vinyl -- who necessarily spent much of their money on pressing and printing -- the 'Circus were free to blow it all on recording. Here's 21 of their favorite tracks from 1980-1983. 10-page insert with their complete history (they went to the same school as the Pretty Things and named themselves after one of their songs), song-by-song commentary, photos, artwork... and a tipped-in-color-plate of the Midnight Circus 'Character'... whose handsome mug adorned most of their original cassettes as well." "Primitive shit-rock to the Nth... classic obscuro English D.I.Y.... the best thing I've heard yet from the '80s cassette culture." --Agony Shorthand.