Crime & Punishment

Crime&PunishmentSaturday, October 25, 2014 – 20:0023:00

This month we’re going back to the 3 album format. Lyndon has chosen the records for the Crime & Punishment night on 25th October and an interesting bunch they prove to be. Far from the usual suspects, we’ll not be calling this lot in for questioning…

First up is The Police’s 1978 debut album Outlandos D’Amour, which cost £1,500 to make and despite early unfavourable reviews is now regarded as not only the band’s finest but one of the best to come out of the 1970’s punk/new wave movement.

The second is to be chosen by a vote between:
Ice T: Original Gangster
“Ice-T has forged a flexible, hyperliterate style that sacrifices none of hip-hop’s rhythmic momentum… his slice-of-street-life stories and badass parables offer a fascinating glimpse into a half-hidden world” – Rolling Stone
Tom Waits: The Black Rider
Studio recording of a musical by Waits and William Burroughs based on German tale Der Freischütz. To win his sweetheart, a young man sells his soul to the devil for magic bullets that will allow him to impress her father, a master huntsman. On the day of their wedding, the last bullet kills the bride.
Big Black: Atomizer
Landmark industrial album from Steve Albini. The dark minutiae of small town America – from petty arson to domestic violence – are examined with journalistic clarity and mordant wit. And massive noise.
To finish the evening, Lyndon has also chosen to split his final album choice.
First we’ll get the track Full Metal Jackoff which takes up all of side 2 of Last Screaming of the Missing Neighbours by DOA/Biafra – a 17 minute prog-punk masterpiece from the Canadian hardcore stalwarts and the Dead Kennedys frontman; explores urban paranoia in the US capital through the lens of a mobile crack-lab on the Washington ring-road.
And finallly, film soundtracks are a rare treat for Record Club and we’ll be featuring one side of the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack with some choice ’70’s tunes.
“The first time somebody actually did the torture scene to that song, the guy didn’t even have a great audition, but it was like watching the movie. I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, this is gonna be awesome!'” – Quentin Tarantino
Also, if you think you have anything else that matches Lyndon’s theme then please bring that too as there’s a good chance of it getting selected in between the album choices.
It’s a great theme with some excellent selections.
It’d be a crime to miss it.
Hope to see you there!


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