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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturd80's - Shriekback

Shriekback was formed in the early 80's by a former member of Gang of Four and a former member of XTC. You can hear a lot of GO4 in their music, mailnly in Dave Allen's bass-playing, although I don't hear any XTC influence.
Shriekback had a funky dance beat with a weird, spooky menace to the vocals. Here are a few songs I remember and one I definitely was not aware of until I started searching YouTube for this post, a KC & the Sunshine Band cover(!?!?)

1 comment:

jadedj said...

Thanks for sharing this. All the times I've danced to Get Down Tonight, back in the they say, I had no idea that it was an example of a much larger genre.

I'm impressed that you know this shit. Seriously.