Friday, 23 March 2018

Officer! ‎– "Ossification" (Ayaa ‎– DT 1284) 1984


Mick Hobbs' post-prog post punky pop collective 'Officer!' made some slightly annoying but very eccentric song based Avant-pop. This is their/His debut disc, predictably distributed by old mate Chris Cutlers' Recommended Records. They all sounded like this on Recommended. Blatant echo's of the Avant-Prog days of the early 70's can be heard, tinged with folky, operatically trained upper middle class ladies, and classically trained musicians; all this blended with the new DIY prog of the post-punk era. Classically English sounding, but big in France apparently. I've heard Mick speak French with a heavy English accent(as I myself speak it), they (*the Frogs) like that y'know.When they 'like' you, you stay liked,one thing they* ain't is fickle.

Tracklist:

Side Alpha

Dynamite
Anagrams
Air
Telepathy
Spitter's Hooked (On Love)
Dogface
Some

Side Béta

Boxers V Wrestlers
Tunnels
Apply
Office Occasion
Origin
Hello
Top. Top, Top

3 comments:

Robert Gomez said...

Wonderfully sad lyrics on this one.

rev.b said...

It's been a long time since I listened to this, but I remember REALLY liking it. People generally know better than to ask me to put on my favorite oldies unless willing to endure the result.

Oscar Aguirre said...

gracias muchacho por tantos buenos discOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS