Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 20:00 – 23:00
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.
“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
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.
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.