Tuesday, April 17, 2007

4 000 000 TELEPHONES - self titled (LP) Bunker Records #bonk1 1985

Shame on all of you! Here comes a total forgotten New No or what the fuck ever Wave record! Okay it was released after the first or even second and interesting wave of bands or when the former heroes turned into boring radio music (1985 and New Wave are mutually exclusive) and - of course - the record industry did everything to keep the cash cow going tormenting our ears with shit, but that' s no excuse for ignoring this masterpiece.
Hailing from Lincoln, UK they were quite famous in Germany among lovers of The Fall, The Pop Group, 23 Skidoo and A Certain Ratio (all those bands are a good comparison to 4 000 000 Telephones) and also did a tour in Germany in 1986 right after this album and the "French Girls" e.p. (I am still looking for this one!). I never heard the two albums afterwards but have been told that just one original member was part of the band then and those things couldn't cope with their debut. If this isn't true, then please tell me or prove that black is white.

And now: Funk off!

4 000 000 TELEPHONES - self titled (LP) Bunker Records #bonk1 1985

side a:
1. big house
2. cereal commercial
3. dangerous man
4. stop

side b:
1. salt
2. safe
3. do that
4. horses
5. we're not coming out
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis, mirror 1, mirror 2]

Wow, on Youtube (argh, stop! This is a German TV commercial on their 1986 tour and an early version of "French Girls" - it' s quite ridiculous and they seemed bored. Do not watch the video, listen to the LP which is totally different to this appearance) :

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