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The Sound formed in South London in 1979, shortly after a band called The Outsiders dissolved. It isn’t a very well-distributed fact, but the Outsiders’ 1977 LP Calling on Youth was the first self-released British punk LP, issued roughly four months after Buzzcocks’ infamous Spiral Scratch 7”. Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Adrian Borland led the Outsiders through a couple of other releases, but the band sputtered out three years after their 1976 formation. Bassist Graham Bailey (aka Graham Green), who had joined the band in time for their final recordings, followed Borland into the new group with a drummer named Michael Dudley and a saxophonist/clarinetist/keyboardist named Bi Marshall.

Fittingly enough, Borland’s motivation to cut ties to the punk movement mirrored that of original Buzzcocks member Howard Devoto, who left his own band after Spiral Scratch. Like Devoto, who had gone on to pioneer yet another field called post-punk with Magazine, Borland looked around, saw all the bands who played straight-ahead chug-chug-chug rock & roll, and decided that the tired blueprint was in need of a little more depth and variation; atmospheres, tensions, and unfamiliar twists on the interplay between the instruments would be needed. Lyrics were another thing. Not content with simply railing against the government or grunting and yelping about trivial matters to merely keep a song moving, Borland became one of the few post-punk songwriters whose lyric sheets were truly worth ingesting and analyzing.


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  • Zombak39

    Рок, ееееееееее.

    Yesterday 1:08am Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 9:39pm Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    Хуюф блять, а вы и дальше слушайте несчастный Rarities 1979-1987 [Bootleg] азаза

    13 Feb 12:51pm Reply
  • Flandre-chan

    Eat-Me-Drink-Me Пруф или хуесос епта.

    5 Feb 4:23pm Reply
  • Tymbolic

    Everyone should listen to In The Hothouse.

    4 Feb 7:09am Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    у меня есть все редкие записи, а вы все лохи

    2 Feb 1:39pm Reply
  • eadwinn

    Jeopardy and From the Lion's Mouth are priceless. Straight up favorite post-punk stuff of mine.

    10 Jan 9:31am Reply
  • Roumios

    *The Sound

    3 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • Roumios

    If you like the sound listen to Mud Flow. Great moment

    3 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • bratyaverno


    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • yuri_s_a_n

    you gotta believe, you gotta believe, you gotta a Heartland :)

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Flandre-chan

    Borland are god of post-punk.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Nekro__b

    знаю,поэтому и стоит

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • auggiepigeon

    "Борланду стоит вернутся" он мёртв.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Nekro__b

    забавная хрен..заметил что прослушек в неделю стало больше ..притом нехило..Борланду стоит вернутся и выпустить шонить новое,набирает популярность группа ..

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Never really got into "Jeopardy", but "From The Lions Mouth" got better and better with every listen. And "All Fall Down" even tops that. All songs on it very enjoyable. Every single song has something special in it.

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Eat-Me-Drink-Me

    This Cover Keeps Reality Unreal - отличный EP

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Obay_the_Zombie

    They definitely should be similar artist to Joy Division

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ValerValer

    Первые несколько альбомов довольно интересные, даже хорошие, я бы сказал.

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Vlad_Butterfly

    Fall of Europe просто охренительна.

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
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