Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Art Attacks - 1996 - Outrage & Horror

Art Attacks - 1996 - Outrage & Horror
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Formed by Edwin Pouncey in the Spring of 1977 "because there was a talent night at the Royal College Of Art", their first gig ended (like so many of their other gigs) in a fight, to disguise their lack of material. Someone there offered them a gig for money so a set of 10 songs was quickly cobbled together. More gigs followed. Ricky Slaughter left to join The Motors, Robert Gotobed went to Wire and the line-up stabilised to include the nucleus of Edwin Pouncey, Steve Spear and Marion Fudger.
A hippie guy and his stripper girlfriend who ran a record shop in the basement of Kensington Market decided to start a label and approached the Art Attacks. They released the 7,500 selling "I Am A Dalek" b/w "Neutron Bomb" single, but the relationship terminated when the stripper appeared on stage semi-naked and decided to whip an unamused Edwin.
Their next foray into the studio was to record the classic "Arabs In ‘Arrads" for the first ever punk rock compilation album, "Streets" on Beggars Banquet.
Tours with The Lurkers, Generation X, The Motors and Rock Against Racism followed, as did two live tracks "Animal Bondage" and "Frankenstein’s Heartbeat" on the "Live At The Vortex" album. The pressures of finishing their degrees terminated the band and the posthumous "Punk Rock Stars" b/w "Rat City" single was released.
**This 20 track compilation features all their recorded tracks, plus unreleased material and a live show from the Vortex in 1978. Packaged in a sleeve designed by Edwin Pouncey (AKA Savage Pencil) it contains an 8-page booklet with photos and cartoons and an in depth interview with Edwin and Steve conducted by noted (and notorious) Stewart Home.
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source: Amazon.co.uk

7 comments:

jove moix said...

thanks for this one. art attacks were a fav of mine, specially for their great song "i am a dalek"!
great blogsite, by the way. keep doing so lovely job :)

all the best,
edu "jove moix"

Anonymous said...

i am a dalek,i am a dalek,i am a dalek,i am a dalek,FU..ING GREAT BAND

shorsnatka said...

Please, reupload, the link is dead.

isksp said...

done!

Anonymous said...

Please repost, the link is dead...
Thank you Felipe!

antoniofrigo@yahoo.it said...

Please Felipe, can you repost again? By the way excellent blog. I was somehow biased towards second generation british punk and your blog made me change my mind.

Anonymous said...

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