Sunday, February 24, 2013

Darkness & Jive - The Singles

Never seen a post on this Newcastle band. Darkness & Jive started in 1981 and lasted for about 7 years. It seems that the band is active again these days.
Collected here are the three singles the band released. The first two were released on wellknown indie label Red Rhino. The last one was on a small label called Floating World (only 3 releases; also 7"s of Tralala and Pasha).
Darkness & Jive also did 2 Peel sessions which can be found on CDBaby (and other download sites). Their 'lost' album 'Rebellion And Romance' can be found there as well. Personally not too fond of their later stuff.
The band had a wild, raw side as well as a more softer, tender side. 'Hooked On You' shows the softer side of the band. The other songs are way more frenetic and more my cup of decaf.
My copy of the 'Jigsaw' 7" doesn't come with a sleeve so I took those from the band's website.
Another great song 'Death In Venice' appears on the 'Better Than A Poke In The Eye' comp. 7".

Hooked On You 7" (Red Rhino-RED 21-1982)
1. Hooked On You
2. Tarzan

Furnace 7" (Red Rhino-RED 27-1983)
1. Furnace
2. Guys & Dolls

Jigsaw 7" (Floating World-FLOAT 3-1985)
1. Jigsaw
2. Victims

D&J (320)



Holly said...

New to me - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these great flac upload
So nice, so good
Any chance to get some mome rath or the persona non grata
Will be super cool
Natacha from Paris

Anonymous said...

thanx for this, i´ll pay it attention.great to see you around. I uploaded some postpunk-electronic from argentina in soundcloud in case you want to use it in the blog.None of the songs is currently edited (they come from tapes found-group demos). check holoceno1 tracks.Big greetings from south

Anonymous said...

Thx for this. Search many years for the single "Furnace". Lost my vinyl

Regards from Berlin