Continuing my thematic theme (is that a redundancy?), I'm posting herewith a series of DIY Post-Punk collections, called Atomic Shockwaves.
In this series, you'll hear shades of Joy Division, homages to Public Image Ltd., paeons to early Human League, OMD and the like.
Often, this sounds like one of those Messthetics-type DIY collections, where the music is identifiably low-tech. Other times, you'll hear better production values (don't worry...none of that "Wall of Sound" stuff).
For some reason, there are no Atomic Shockwaves - Vols. 1, 4, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 or 16 that I could find. And there's no information on the internet about this collection.
My guess is, this was put together by some music fan out there (hence the DIY qualifier). There were no album covers that I could find, either. I had to make up my own. They're not as good looking as whoever created the album art for the Hyped 2 Death Unofficial Addendum series I posted last week.
But hey...I was usually in a hurry, when I created them. (Aah, Time Management: A skill I never mastered).
Anyway, let's start numerically with Volume 2 (WTF???).
This is an all UK collection; mostly from 1979, but some from 1980.
Reluctant Stereotypes 7" on Oval Records (Oval 1013). 1979, Manchester.
Cardiac Arrest 7" on Torch Records (Torch 002). 1979, Surrey.
Colortapes 7" on Wavelength Records (HURT 4). 1979, Bristol.
Hardware 7" on (N.A.R.C. Records 001). 1979, Cheltenham.
The Insex 7" on Dining Out (Tux 3). 1979.
Neu Electrikk on Synesthia Records (Syn 1). 1980, London.
Self Control 7" on Dancing Sideways Records (DS2X). 1980, London.
Strangers In The night 7" on Dancing Sideways Records (DS3X). 1980, London.
(VA) Atomic Shockwaves - Vol. 2:
|1||Reluctant Stereotypes||The Lull||3:00|
|2||Reluctant Stereotypes||The Rounds||4:02|
|3||Cardiac Arrest||A Bus For A Bus On The Bus||4:33|
|4||Cardiac Arrest||A Cake For Bertie's Party||3:15|
|5||Cardiac Arrest||Food On The Wall||1:06|
|7||Colortapes||Leaves Of China||3:48|
|11||Hardware||Wall To Wall||3:37|
|12||The Insex||Fractured Vision||3:31|
|13||Neu Electrikk||Cover Girl||3:24|
|14||Neu Electrikk||Practically Isolate||2:44|
|15||Neu Electrikk||Converse Of Tapes||0:50|
|17||Self Control||All You Can Hear||3:37|
|18||Self Control||Current Affairs||1:41|
|19||Self Control||The Drug||2:15|
|21||Strangers In The Night||I Drowned||2:59|
|22||Strangers In The Night||New York In The Dark||3:27|