Silhouettes and Statues / A Gothic Revolution: 1978 - 1986 / 30th June 2017
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A Gothic Revolution: 1978 - 1986

A Gothic Revolution: 1978 - 1986

5CD genre-defining set released June 30th 2017


The Cure + Joy Division + The Sisters Of Mercy + Public Image Ltd + The Mission

The Birthday Party + Southern Death Cult + Fields Of The Nephilim

Adam And The Ants + All About Eve + Alien Sex Fiend

Bauhaus + Nico + Ausgang and more

In the wake of punk rock, after twenty years of carefully packaged pop and rock fantasy, cold, hard reality finally kicked in the doors of the music industry. Overnight, a generation raised on aspirational boy meets girl tales, the clichés of rock ‘n roll excess and the unreachable otherworldliness of glam and progressive rock were freed to pour the reality of their everyday experience into their music.

In no time at all, a dark, brutal sensibility crept into the UK’s post-punk wasteland, reflecting the political, social and spiritual situation. Thoughts and feelings that pop music had repressed for decades were at last unleashed as the anger, the frustration, the self-loathing and the disenchantment flowed. The instrumentation, imagery, appearance and attitudes varied wildly from tribe to tribe in this primordial, year zero atmosphere, but by the late 1970s a gothic sensibility had taken root which reset the boundaries of musical and lyrical expression forever…..

Silhouettes and Statues is an era-defining journey through the gothic revolution that thrived in the underbelly of the UK’s music scene during the late 1970s and 1980s. From Joy Division’s haunted soul-searching to the wild, hairspray guzzling antics of Alien Sex Fiend and everything in-between, the myriad components of that time and place are brought together here for the first time in this kind of detail.

Packaged in a deluxe hardback book format, and featuring 80+ tracks, over 18,000 words of sleevenotes (including artist contributions) and unseen images, Silhouettes and Statues seeks to reposition and redefine this music, these feelings and the spirit of perverse honesty and joyful detachment that prevailed whilst the country mutated into something few of us recognised or cared for.

We are in touch with dozens of the artists featured here and who are available for interview and comment, and have access to photographic archives as required.

Track Listing:

Joy Division - Shadowplay
The Birthday Party - Release The Bats
Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema
Paranoia - Shattered Glass
Section 25 - Charnel Ground
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floorshow
Clock DVA - The Female Mirror
UK Decay - The Black Cat
Alien Sex Fiend - Dead And Re-Buried
Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
The Associates - Q Quarters
In Excelsis - Carnival Of The Gullible
Nevilluxury - Feels Like Dancing Wartime
Flesh For Lulu - Vaguely Human
The March Violets - Crow Baby
All About Eve - D For Desire
Folk Devils - Beautiful Monster  

Public Image Ltd - Flowers of Romance
Danielle Dax - Bed Caves
Southern Death Cult - Moya
1919 - Caged
The Cure - The Hanging Garden
S-Haters - Solitary Habit
Dead Can Dance - The Arcane
Years On Earth - Saving Face
In The Nursery - Breach Birth
Play Dead - The Tenant
Part 1 - Ghost
13th Chime - Cuts Of Love
The Tempest - Ice Cold in
Screaming Dead - Night Creatures
Bushido - Among The Ruins
Portion Control - Fiends
Actifed - Creation  

Adam And The Ants - Tabletalk
Balaam And the Angel - The Darklands
The Legendary Pink Dots - Love Puppets
Artery - Into The Garden
Salvation - Girlsoul
The Chameleons - In Shreds
Schleimer K - Fugitive Kind
The Bolshoi - By The River
Gene Loves Jezebel - Screaming (For Emmalene)
Lowlife - Gallery Of Shame
And Also The Trees - Out Of The Moving Life Of Circles
Siiiii - Is Still
Tabathas Nightmare - Heroin (Live At The Batcave)
Brigandage - Angel Of Vengeance
Penetration - Stone Heroes
The Rose Of Avalanche - LA Rain  

Furyo - Legacy
The Mission - Stay With Me
Nico - Saeta
In Camera - Fragments Of Fear
Dance Chapter - Anonymity
Ausgang - Sink Into You
Cocteau Twins - In Our Angelhood
Sunglasses After Dark - Morbid Silence
Fields Of The Nephilim - Trees Come Down (Original Version)
Anorexic Dread - Tracey's Burning
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Take It All
Tones On Tail - Burning Skies
Blood And Roses - Spit Upon Your Grave
Threat - Lullaby In C
I'm Dead - Storm Pause
Zero Le Creche - Last Year's Wife  

Bauhaus - Stigmata Martyr
The Wake - Patrol
Specimen - Returning From A Journey
Theatre Of Hate - Original Sin
Attrition - Birthrite
Sad Lovers and Giants - Things We Never Did
The Damned - Dr Jeckyl And Mr Hyde
Gloria Mundi - The Hill
Dali’s Car - His Box
Inca Babies - The Diseased Stranger's Waltz
Death Cult - Ghost Dance
Modern Eon - Euthenics
Ritual - Mind Disease
Skeletal Family - She Cries Alone
Bone Orchard - Jack
Hula - Ghost Rattle
Rubella Ballet - Twister

For more information please contact Matt Ingham at Cherry Red Records
Cherry Red Records, Power Road Studios, 114 Power Road, London, W4 5PY
020 8996 3120 / 0779 0871 339

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