Thursday, September 13, 2007

Modern English, Cold War, Secession

Here's the first part of singles that Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso sent me.


First one is the very first single of Modern English. This one was released on Limp Records before they signed to 4AD. I only own the 'Mesh And Lace' album, so I am interested in hearing the other early singles.

Modern English - Drowning Man 7" (Limp Records-LMP 2-1979)
1. Drowning Man
2. Silent World

Modern English


Second contribution is the sole release of UK band Cold War. Don't have any further info. Namedrop Records was run by Paul Platypus of 12 Cubic Feet, Exhibit A and Doof.

Cold War - The Machinist 7" (Namedrop Records-NR 4-1983)
1. The Machinist
2. Illusion

Cold War


Third contribution is the first single of Secession. Another UK synth band I know nothing about. Later they signed to Beggars Banquet. Don't know if their later stuff is also interesting.

Secession - Betrayal 7" (The Garden Label-GAR 1-1983)
1. Betrayal
2. Reflections

Secession

Images for Cold War and Secession taken from Discogs. Image of Modern English taken from Eyesore.

26 comments:

frankie teardrop said...

thanks for the modern english single... mesh and lace is quite fantastic. have you ever given after the snow a proper spin? some stellar songs there, too, though albeit not AS good.

the rest looks tasty too. thanks.

Fritz die Spinne said...

Have all three Modern English releases--it is a shame their one Pop hit has masked proper recognition....

Glorious Din are up on my blog...

Poison Creeper said...

hey! ;)
this is great I was just looking for Modern English ;)

excellent

Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso said...

Their first releases are a must in my opinion... sadly sibe b is missing onto digital media...

Anonymous said...

hi, can u please give me the email address of 'Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso' ? i would like to send an email to him/her concerning some record business :-). thanks! ps: very very good blog!

Anonymous said...

oh, forgot: my email is: profitis0@yahoo.co.uk

Burl Veneer said...

Secession were the poor man's New Order, as I recall. Their single "Touch" is a dead ringer for New Order. Nice blog!

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

Cold War, fuck aint heard that for years. Aint forgotten about Mercenary Skank CG, it'll be up soon.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the modern english gift, good stuff. Have you ever listened to pulp's early singles, like Turkey Mambo Mama? Even though they don't sound at all a like it reminds me of the same sort of thing, post-punk before they were pop.

Anonymous said...

the secession link doesnt seem to be working, i'd like to get a listen to that one, thanks!

Curious Guy said...

New link for Secession. Enjoy!

per23 said...

Modern English link doesn't work. Sorry for bitching about it, but I would appreciate if it was up again.


And once again, thanks for all good work you're doing. :-)

Curious Guy said...

No problem about asking to re-up. New link for Modern English. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I have been searching for any secession links. Thanks soooooo much. Trying to find Touch. awesome track. takes me way back.....

Curious Guy said...

A collection of 12" tracks of Secession can be found here:
http://nrrules.blogspot.com/2008/04/secession-12-collection.html

Enjoy!

wahlahbe said...

thanks for the secession songs..betrayal was one of their singles that I don't have of them.

Anonymous said...

As far as Secession being a "poor man's New Order", New Order might have learned a thing or two by listening to Fire Island and Touch (two of the greatest synthpop singles ever) instead of that weak crap New Order kept peddling through the mid eighties and beyond. CN

Anonymous said...

As far as Secession being a "poor man's New Order", New Order might have learned a thing or two by listening to Fire Island and Touch (two of the greatest synthpop singles ever) instead of that weak crap New Order kept peddling through the mid eighties and beyond. CN

robin said...

Thanks for these. Especially "Betrayal" which I did not have.

Anonymous said...

hello, the modern english link is down. quite a shame. could you re-upload it?
thank you

Curious Guy said...

New link for Modern English. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Modern English link is down again. Thanks

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the new link!

Anonymous said...

all links are broken :-(

Curious Guy said...

New links except for Cold War (you can find them on the Kill Your Pet Puppy site). Enjoy!