Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Scritti Politti - "First Peel Session 05/12/1978"

Here's the unreleased First Peel Session from when dey wuz gud (note clever Slade style phonetics ;-), and Green hadn't 'discovered' american black music and wanted it for himself.
No Green you didn't invent unlistenable slick soul boredom.
Even whilst laying down these exercises in Art damaged No Wave reggae, Mr Gartside was undoubtedly planning his future as a minor pop star. Swapping this very 'white' music for a very pale imitation of it's Black counterpart wot he carried on the proud white man tradition of by nicking it; like his mates Paul Young and Mick Hucknall.
Is there anything more despicable than 'Blue-eyed Soul'?.....put answers in a sealed envelope, burn it, and flush the ashes down the bog.

Track Listing:

1 - The Humours Of Spitalfields
2 - Know;edge and Interest
3 - Doubt Beat
4 - 05/12/78

DOWNLOAD scritti peelitti number one HERE!


aging punk said...

gangster rap. Green, Hucknall and Young ultimately want their bland musics to be played in supermarkets and shopping centres to an ultimate mass audience thereby satisfying their desire to create music for all regardless of whether everyone wants it or not. Thats globalisation.

that said (and I'll say it again) I think early Scritti are wonderful. To single out Green is a tad unfair. What about John Lydon advertising Country Life butter and Iggy Pop insurance? I never trusted Penny Rimbaud or Joe Strummer either

Jonny Zchivago said...

Don't worry they've all had a slaging on these hallowed pages...except for Osterberg, who i wish would just fuck off and leave us alone.