The joys of second hand vinyl collecting.
Was after this LP for a while and came across it at a record fair this year. Ever since I managed to pick up a 12″ single by the band (I’ll need to find this!!) I’d been curious to know what an album’s worth of this quirky, synth New Wave would be like. It sounded very advanced for 1983 and included some early sampling.
It appears that they were a duo. Duncan Bridgeman (who went on to be in Trip Hop outfit , 1 Giant Leap. As well as being a member of 80’s electro funk band I-Level) and J.J. Johnson (who had drummed previously with the American punk band The Electric Chairs). With various guest muso’s such as Mathew Seligman and Kevin Armstrong from Thomas Dolby’s band, Victoria Aspinall on violin from The Raincoats, BRAM TCHAIKOVSY, (Peter Bramall from The Motors) and saxophone by Rick Woolgar.
The outer tracks are a little worn and cracked but still listenable. Some quirky gems on here, especially the second single “Diction And Fiction.”
Fellow blogger and well respected guru of 80’s synth, Post Punk Monk does a good review on the Discog page;
The final track is an instrumental medley of the songs: Strange News, Whistling in the Dark, Letters, Method in the Madness, Strange News Dub mix by Adrian Sherwood of ON-U Sound.
NEW LINK 2020
Interdisc – INTO 2
|A1||Method In The Madness|
|A3||Diction And Fiction|
|A4||Whistling In The Dark|
|B1||Weights And Measures|
|B2||(Is It Safe) Strange Views|
|B4||Strange News (12″ Version)|