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Strange Passion - Irish Post Punk comp on Finders Keepers out in July

Discussion in 'General' started by Raar - Maximum, May 4, 2012.

  1. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member

    Strange Passion - Explorations in Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83

    Released 13th July 2012 on Cache Cache (Finders Keepers)

    The first ever compendium of Irish post punk and new wave - featuring extensive liner notes, rare photos with the full participation of the featured artists and bands.

    Released on Cache Cache a new post-punk record label set up by Finders Keepers dedicated to seeking out shyly excitable electric pop music from the not too distant past.

    Focusing on a three year period from 1980 to 1983, Strange Passion is a compilation of rare, unheralded and unreleased Irish music that emerged after the first wave of punk and new wave bands. A time when the raw primitive sounds of punk began to absorb new ideas and technologies and emerging acts were reaching audiences on an unprecedented scale thanks to new magazines such as Hot Press and Heat, RTE Radio 2 and it’s Fanning Sessions, as well as new youth magazine programmes on national TV like Anything Goes. Access to UK’s broadcasting and magazine cultural behemoths (Peel, NME, Morley etc.) as well as touring bands such as The Clash and PIL also played their part in creating an appetite for this thrilling new subculture and soon venues such as The Magnet, Dandelion and Project Arts Centre in Dublin and Kampus in Cork became significant live music

    The 14 rare and seldom-travelled Irish post-punk, DIY and electro oddities were compiled from limited privately pressed vinyl and home made cassette by resident B-Music Dublin DJ Darren McCreesh for Cache Cache Records, a new label set up by international crate diggers Finders Keepers:

    1. Dogmatic Element - Just Friends
    2. The Threat - High cost of living
    3. Chant! Chant! Chant!- Play Safe
    4. Virgin Prunes - Twenty Tens (i’ve been smoking all night long)
    5. Operating Theatre - Austrian
    6. Stano - Town
    7. The Peridots - No Water
    8. Choice - Always In Danger
    9. Ph - Last Days
    10. Major Thinkers - Avenue B
    11. SM Corporation - Accentuate
    12. SM Corporation - Fire from above
    13. Tripper Humane - Discoland
    14. Operating Theatre - Eighties Rampwalk (Fanning Session)


    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

    Cd only or will there be vinyl?

    I've a couple of 7"s by Dogmatic Element,one is called Strange Passion. Need the Threat 7" and probably a few more there too(I've not heard of a lot of those)
  3. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member


    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

    Cool,I'll try and get that then.
  5. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member

    Launch/listening party in Dublin will be in Project Arts Centre on July 13th. More details to follow.

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

  7. nlgbbbblth

    nlgbbbblth Well-Known Member Contributor

    Pete's birthday and 27th anniversary of Live Aid.
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  8. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

  9. east hastings

    east hastings Well-Known Member

  10. prefuse

    prefuse Well-Known Member

    I remember the guy in Freebird (the younger one, not the grumpy northie) said he was compiling this.
  11. sonofstan

    sonofstan Member

    Fantastically appropriate venue.
  12. Diumraid

    Diumraid Active Member

    I know of at least one other similar that was in the works some time ago
  13. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member

  14. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member

  15. Raar - Maximum

    Raar - Maximum Active Member

    Gareth Averill was a big help alright.

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

    Forgot all about this. How was it?
  17. pete

    pete chronic procrastinator Staff Member

  18. johnnystress

    johnnystress Well-Known Member Supporter

  19. nlgbbbblth

    nlgbbbblth Well-Known Member Contributor

    Nice reviews - it's a deadly comp.

    GARYXKNIFEDX Well-Known Member

    Picked up a Major Thinkers 7" today. The song on the comp isn't on it. One songs pretty good,not so into the other.

    It's the Back in the 80's 7". I need a sleeve for it,don't suppose anyone has one they could scan?

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