Friday, January 19, 2007
Ausgang - Manipulate LP
Here's another lesser known goth band although Ausgang gets more recognition these days. The band even resurrected in 2001. Originally formed in 1982 as Kabuki (one 7" release), the band released two 12"s and one 7" on Criminal Damage Records. As the label folded, Ausgang got signed to FM Records, a metal label. One 12", 'Hunt Ya Down' and this LP was released on this label, that didn't know how to market the band. Ausgang became Ausgang A-Go-Go and released another 12" and mini album on their own Shakedown label.
Ausgang are a great postpunk band with Stooges and Birthday Party influences.
There is an anthology CD available on Anagram but almost half of the tracks of the 'Manipulate' LP were omitted. The album came with a booklet but my copy is missing this gem.
Official site of Ausgang here.
Manipulate LP (FM Records-WKFM LP 52-1985)
1. Fat Vigilante
2. Pressed To Your Breast
3. Head On
4. Pumping Heart
5. Hope In Our Wake
6. Your Role Is To Tease As You Roll In The Lens
7. 4 Tin Doors
8. Girl Gristle
9. This Is Where I Was Meant To Fall
10. That Heat
11. Let Me Say, Then Have It Your Own Way
12. Crawling The Walls