Enormous Savages (Anna Logue Records, 2007)

Label
Cultural Amnesia
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
44:10

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Kingdom Come 5:52 351
2 Materialistic Man 3:40 595
3 Repetition For This World 4:38 426
4 Sacrebleu 3:28 172
5 The Wildlife of the Tranquil Vale 4:50 201
6 Blind Rag 7:21 303
7 Fetish For Today 3:29 537
8 Scars for E 6:45 460
9 Here to Go 4:07 472

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The Enormous Savages LP consists of nine tracks from 1980 to 1983. Initial sales of the LP included a mini-CD of recent songs, Little Savage.

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Based in a picturesque village about 40 miles west of London, Cultural Amnesia began recording in spring 1980 and stopped in spring 1983. The group produced around 130 tracks, of which about 50 were given limited release. This LP makes available for the first time since the early 80s a small selection of the music.

CA were introduced to the alternative underbelly of postpunk and encouraged to make music by the late Geff Rushton, at the time editor of Stabmental magazine. Geff would shortly change his name to John Balance and, following a period with Psychic TV, form Coil with Peter Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle. Throughout the early part of his career Geff/John continued as unofficial manager of CA. He also wrote songs for the band and three of them are included here.

To begin with CA identified most closely with industrial music, but although it is an element of their sound only a small part of their output falls squarely into the genre. Quite a lot of the time CA wrote approximately conventional songs, and they listened to a lot of pre-punk art rock and alternative music as well as sharing with other postpunk artists and commentators an interest in pop and dance. What developed as they went on was a kind of experimental electropop or synthpop.

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  • ggr33nway

    Enormous Savages is a 9-track LP of material recorded 1981--1983.

    26 Nov 2007 Reply

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