Scritti Politti ‎– Asylums In Jerusalem / Jacques Derrida (12″)


Early Scritti and without the massive synths / samplers (Pre David Gamson) but still with the reggae feel. I had this up here on 7″ so here is the 12″ released in 1982.

Joining Green Gartside (Vocals,Guitar) the band line-up was Joe Cang, (Bass) Niall Jinks, (Bass) Tom Morley, (drums) Robert Wyatt, (Keys) Michael McEvoy (Keys) Backing Vocals – Jackie Challenor, Mae McKenna and Lorenza Johnson.

“Asylums” is a gentle reggae number, quick and bouncy. “A Slow Soul” is a slow, bluesy track, subtle synths replace the sax which appeared on the album version, a nice rarity.

Jacques Derrida” is a another quick track (Drum machine) with plenty of synth horns and dance-ability, it jams really good towards the end. Another rare track.


Rough Trade ‎– RT 111T SAM_4960

A1 Asylums In Jerusalem
A2 A Slow Soul
AA Jacques Derrida (Extended Version)

3 thoughts on “Scritti Politti ‎– Asylums In Jerusalem / Jacques Derrida (12″)”

  1. Thank you, more Scritti Politti uploads would be very welcome, love your passion and hard work on this blog

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