Montag, 4. Februar 2019

The Adicts - Songs Of Praise (1981)

The Adicts are an English punk band from Ipswich, Suffolk, England. One of the most popular punk rock bands in the 1980s, they were often in the indie charts during that decade.

The Adicts originated as Afterbirth & The Pinz in late 1975. They soon changed their name to The Adicts and became known for their distinctive Clockwork Orange "droog" image, which along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them apart from other punk bands. In the 1980s, they temporarily changed their name to Fun Adicts (for a children's TV appearance) and then ADX (after signing to a major label).

Their music has catchy melodies and lyrics, and often features extra instruments and sound clips, such as carousel music in "How Sad", violin played by Derick Cook in "Joker in the Pack", and gongs and keyboard percussion by Anthony Boyd in "Chinese Takeaway".

The musicians wear all-white clothing with black boots and black bowler hats. The singer, Keith "Monkey" Warren, wears joker makeup, wildly patterned suits (such as checkerboard or polka dot), flared trousers, colorful dress shirts, bowler hat and gloves. The band's visual look is complemented by their stage shows, involving items such as streamers, confetti, playing cards, beach balls, joker hats, toy instruments, bubbles and glitter.

Songs of Praise is the debut studio album by The Adicts. It was originally released in 1981 on Dwed Wecords and was rereleased a year later by Fall Out Records. When the album was reissued on CD by Cleopatra Records in 1993, it included two bonus tracks which came from the Bar Room Bop EP.
Their first single "Viva la Revolution" became one of the band's most iconic songs.

3Just Like Me
5Telepathic People
6Mary Whitehouse
8Get Adicted
9Viva La Revolution
10Calling Calling
11In The Background
13Peculiar Music
16Songs Of Praise
 17 Sound Of Music (bonus)
 18 Who Spilt My Beer (bonus)

The Adicts - Songs Of Praise (1981)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

3 Kommentare:

Puzzle hat gesagt…

"Let's drink the wine from the rich man's cask
This revolution wont be the last...."

Depressingly appropriate these days.

Thanks for the wonderful upload.

zero hat gesagt…

Wonderful quote - thanks for your feedback!

Lon hat gesagt…

Hi, can you re-up this one? Thanks.

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