ZOUNDS - The Curse Of Zounds. Discography CD


ZOUNDS - The Curse Of Zounds. Discography CD
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Zounds were part of England’s late-’70s/early-’80s Anarcho-punk scene; friends of Crass, they released their debut EP on the latter’s label (Crass Records). Though they released a number of EPs and singles, they only managed to put out one full-length album, The Curse of Zounds, before disbanding in 1982. This collection includes everything the band ever recorded, not only the album but all the EP tracks and singles as well. What becomes immediately apparent is Zounds’ musicality; while they were just as musically and politically uncompromising as Crass, et al., they had a lot more sonic strings to their bow than your average first-generation anarcho-punk outfit.

“More Trouble Coming Every Day” for example, is a full-on power-pop tune, complete with backing-vocal harmonies and melodic bass lines, while “True Love” and “Demystification” show a marked tendency toward ’60s garage psychedelia, sporting organ riffs straight out of Nuggets territory.

Sure, there are plenty of tough, taut punk tunes here, but even at their punkiest, Zounds displayed a tightness that suggested they could have continued to grow if they had stayed together longer. Now, after a couple of Represses and Reissues, this new Double LP version is for the first time properly Remastered by Steve Lake at Ideal Studios (London) in 2007 and includes all Lyrics!

There are 3 bonus Tracks on this version in form of the 2 Live recordings of “Fear” and “Wolves” (a never recorded song to this day previously released on the ultra rare “La Vache qui Rit” single) and the 2002 version of “Alone” from the Mc Libel 7”EP on Active / Rugger Bugger.

Cat No.: ACTIVE 011

Label: → Active Distribution

8,00 €

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