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
7. La Vie Dans La Nuit
10. Caraibian Nightmares
11. The Fall