Tuesday, February 19, 2008
V/A Better Than A Poke In The Eye 7"
Here's a nice little comp. I didn't know about. Thanks to Sorrow-Vomit for pointing that one out.
All the bands are quite unknown. Except for Darkness & Jive, it is the only vinyl appearance of the bands. The sleeve doesn't look very promising but the music does.
The record starts with the best band, Prayer Before Birth. A great gothpunk track with female vocals.
Illegal Sane follow in the same style and deliver an excellent track as well.
Darkness & Jive play more in a gothabilly style. This band also had two 7"s on Red Rhino.
Kant Kino is maybe the least interesting band. They play more traditional wave with vocals that remind me of David Sylvian.
Too bad there's no info sheet so I don't know from where in the UK these bands were.
V/A Better Than A Poke In The Eye 7" (Lula Music-LULA 1-1982)
1. Prayer Before Birth - Echoes
2. Illegal Sane - See The Light
3. Darkness & Jive - Death In Venice
4. Kant Kino - The Man I No Longer Am