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Communards

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2019, 17:02

Today's thrift shop find is Communards' eponymous debut album, the original UK CD edition from 1986 on London Records. Mine is a wee bit scratched, but it's the first time I have seen it in thrift, and it plays fine, so... Communards were an offshoot of Bronski Beat - same producer, Mike Thorne, same lead singer, Jimmy Somerville, and music-wise, more of that angsty gay falsetto yearning, now with commie graphics. A well thought-out package that kicks off with the monster hit, "Don't Leave Me This Way", an inspired Hi-NRG cover of Thelma Houston's disco chestnut, which became the top UK single that year. The album itself is all very dancey, all very jazzy, all very hopeful, bright, and poppin'. The odd repose with a piano ballad here and there gives the whole thing an assured and balanced feel, and little Jimmy Somerville, that extraordinary soprano castrato, why he's got his nutsack squeezed by a tight grip, the pop gods are squeezing Jimmy's nuts to lift the whole thing to another level. Don't get the later remasters of this baby, they fuck around with the track list on those.

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Re: Communards

Postby WG Kaspar » 04 Apr 2019, 19:55

What the hell are you on about?
I run out of talent

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Re: Communards

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Apr 2019, 20:05

WG Kaspar wrote:What the hell are you on about?


Ever heard of metaphor?
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

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Re: Communards

Postby harvey k-tel » 04 Apr 2019, 22:00

WG Kaspar wrote:What the hell are you on about?


He's on about squeezin' nutsacks!
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Re: Communards

Postby fange » 05 Apr 2019, 10:22

metaPHOR!


Hurgh!


Good God, y'all! What is it good for?


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Re: Communards

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Apr 2019, 10:47

Never owned an album by them, but some cracking singles. "You are my world" featuring the insufferable Rev Richard Coles on excellent keyboards is my fave.

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Re: Communards

Postby The Prof » 05 Apr 2019, 14:29

slightbreeze wrote: the insufferable Rev Richard Coles


He certainly is.

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Re: Communards

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Apr 2019, 21:03

The Prof wrote:
slightbreeze wrote: the insufferable Rev Richard Coles


He certainly is.

Not a person I would enjoy sitting next to on a long train journey. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Always looks as though he needs a damn good wash as well.