Monday, January 01, 2007

Siglo XX - Re-Released '80-'82 LP


Request by Julio.
Siglo XX were a Belgian band that started in the midst of the punk explosion. Being from Genk, Limburg, a region that suffered from the closing of the coal mines and mass unemployment, bands like Siglo XX, De Brassers and Struggler created a darker sound. They kept their punk spirit by releasing their recordings by themselves.
Siglo XX were influenced by Joy Division, but hated being called cold wave.They never cared about trends or what was fashionable.
Siglo XX existed until the late 80's and still have dedicated fans all over the world.
The band name is Spanish for 20th century and was taken from a Spanish anarchist movement.
In their own words: "We are marginals, but to us marginality is change, change is movement, and movement is life. The established is halted, gray and dead".
Tracks 1-3-8: 'The Naked And The Death' 7" 1980
Tracks 5-6-10-11: 'Straatlawaai' tape 1981 (has 9 tracks)
Tracks 2-4-7-9: 's/t (1st)' 12" 1982

Re-Released '80-'82 LP (Antler Records-Antler 036-1984)
1. The Naked And The Death
2. Art Of War
3. Lines Of Hope
4. Youth Sentiment
5. Obsession
6. Factory
7. La Vie Dans La Nuit
8. Individuality
9. Autumn
10. Caraibian Nightmares
11. The Fall

New link!
Rereleased

18 comments:

Jim Slip said...

Siglo XX were an interesting band. They started as Joy Division clones, but they quickly evolved. To my mind the best release was the 1984 mini album.

SIGLO XX (MLP)
Some Have A Laughter - Guild And Desire - Moving Creatures - Babies On A Battlefield - The Fiddle

It had ethnic influences and stuff, and an industrial intensity as well.

Later in the 80s they became a more conventional goth band.

annie's animal said...

happy new year to you too
also thanks for party day,the veil(great band),inca babies and many others!!! :)

Jordan said...

Thank you for posting this!

In keeping with the Flemish theme, do you have any A Blaze Colour?

happy new year,

Jordan

Curious Guy said...

Jordan,
sorry no A Blaze Colour. I do have Struggler, De Brassers and the not so well known Phantom Limb (often mistaken as a Dutch band 'cos the record is on Torso).
Jim, I personally prefer the early stuff but the record you mention is interesting as well. Their later stuff is not that good. Seems the band went thru different musical phases.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Yeah I know poor old Che, well spotted, just shows we all sometimes get sucked into the consumerisation of culture and rebellion. Anyway keep on blogging in the free world, got any James King and The Lone Wolves ? also whats yer e-mail address, cos I've got a few old flyers that maybe of interest to yer, bands that played in Stevenage's Bowes Lyon House during the 80's

Anonymous said...

Hi,

What a post ! I listened to SigloXX when I was young (in the 80s). It was one of my favourite band.
Obviously, it is not so interesting than Joy Division or Sisters of Mercy but it is quite interesting.
I had their live record in vinyl but I loose it, it was great. If someone can find it ...

Erwan

júlio said...

hey, thanks a lot, great comp, i forgotten how the band was awesome.

thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joy_div1976 said...

thanks!! this is a great band! do you have anymore of their material? is so could you post it up by any chance? if not thats ok :) thanks!!

Sir TakeOff said...

i am looking for the live record
with 'Fools' and other great songs. anyone?

Fernando said...

HITHERE!!

INCREDIBLE ALBUM COMPILATION FROM THIS AMAZING BAND!!!!...

I HAVE THIS RECORD AND THE OTHERS TOO.

IF YOU LIKE MORE CD'S ABOUT OF SIGLO XX,ONLY SAID PLEASE?...

I HAVE THE NEXT RELEASES FROM SIGLO XX:

1.-THE NAKED AND THE DEATH 7''-1980
2.-STRAATLAWAAI PRODUCTIES-1981
3.-THE ART OF WAR E,P,-1982
4.-ANTLER MLP-1983
5.-DREAMS OF PLEASURE SINGLE-1983
6.-LIVE SIDES CD VERSION LIMITED EDITION-1984
7.-GUILT AND DESIRE MNLP-1984
8.-RE-RELEASED '80'82-1985
9.-FLOWERS FOR THE REBELS + BONUS TRACKS-1987
10.-ANTLER TRACKS I-1987
11.-FEAR AND DESIRE + BONUS TRACKS-1988
12.-ANTLER TRACKS II-1988
13.-UNDER A PURPLE SKY + BONUS TRACKS-1989
14.-POEMS OF DARKNESS CD LIMITED EDITION-1990
15.-SIGLO XX 1980-1986-2006

DER BAU COMPILATION FEAT:SIGLO XX WITH A COVER OF LOU RED:SWEET JANE(LIVE)-1986
NO BIG BUSSINES COMPILATION FEAT.SIGLOXX:OBSESSION(RE-RECORDED)-1981
THER DICE ARE ROLLING COMPILATION FEAT.SIGLO XX:INTO THE DARK(STUDIO VERSION)-1987

ANY COMENTARY THIS IS MY E MAIL:

darkrecords2009@hotmail.com

VERY THNX MY FRINDS!!

ALL MY BEST!!
FERNANDO.

Anonymous said...

i am searching for youth sentiment's lyrics..please help

Fernando said...

ok,guys,you can enter to my next blogg!!:

www.coldwave-downloadmusic.blogspot.com

please,leave comments,ok??...

i will post all the collection of siglo xx.

thnx a lot!!
Fernando.

Fernando said...

HEY SIGLO XX FAN!!

IT'S READY ABOUT OF SIGLO XX THE NEXT RELEASES: ART OF WAR E.P.,ANTLER TRACKS II,SIGLO XX-1980-1986 & FEAR AND DESIRE CD VERSION...!!!!

http://coldwave-downloadmusic.blogspot.com

THNX A LOT!!
FERNANDO.

Fernando said...

Who's have the ''Also'' collection?...

Fernando.

Fernando said...

hi,again!!

the blog was erased by law many things(http://coldwave-downloadmusic.blogspot.com),but the next week i'll made other with other name,thnx alot!!

i leave my e-mail if you need something!!.

Fernando said...

the coldwave blog was cancel,please go to next blog:

http://darkrecords-fernando.blogspot.com

please leave a comment...

Fernando.

Fernando said...

Hi curious guy!!

I leave my the name of my new blog as it's a tribute to siglo xx,i'll waiting as you leave a good comments,thnx a lot!!

regards!!
Fernando.

Fernando said...

siglo xx-tribute it's the name of my new blog,thnx a lot!!.