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Shiny Battles (Gold & Black Vinyl)
FORMAT
LP

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ROTOR 063GOL-LP ROTOR 063GOL-LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/4/2018

180 gram, gold & black vinyl version; Edition of 300. Rotorelief present an expanded reissue of Shiny Battles by The Bonaparte's, originally released in 1985. The Bonaparte's trio was born after the split of two bands, Kan Ji Zai founded by Pat Griffiths from 23 Skidoo, Ruben Azca, and Baroque Bordello. According to Giri, the boss of the Gibus, the punk public usually became agitated sitting very attentively at the Kan Ji Zai gig on October 4th, 1983. In 1984 after their first record the EP Today, the drummer Prad and the bass player Pix from Baroque Bordello founded together, along with Ruben Azca from Kan Ji Zai, the band The Bonaparte's, initially to be ephemeral for a gig that should have been unique at the Opéra Night programmed by La Sébale with three tracks: "Battle Of Iena", "Waterloo's Front", and "Shiny Light" played in one single sequence. The trio was extended with a guest saxophone player Lazslo. The audience didn't expect such a band and was very surprised, encouraging the band to go on. And that's what they did, two of the members of Baroque Bordello were asked to leave the band and Pat Griffiths joined them. The Bonaparte's were born. Shiny Battles was created a first mini-album in the Studio Garage in 1985. This mini-LP is a marvel as it associates the pure tradition of the French coldwave bands adoring the bass with high-level British artistic quality influenced by the best of the post-punk scene: The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees -- The audio reissue by Rotorelief proposes the mini-album Shiny Battles with six unreleased bonus tracks. Deluxe embossed cover with gold foil design.