Basement 5 - 1965-1980 / In Dub (CD)

1965-1980 / In Dub
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Partly formed out of the Art Department of London's Island Records HQ in 1978, Basement 5 were an innovative and highly original black post punk group who created a kind of politically charged, futurist dub. Their lyrics were an attempt to reflect the situation of young people in Britain in the era of Thatcherism, high unemployment, strikes, racism and working class poverty. The seething resentment, dub noise and sheet metal riffage was welded into a mighty sound by Hannett that stands the test of time. In an unparalleled age of crate digging and reissue programs, Basement 5 are one of the few remaining great untold stories of their time.

Now, the band'€™s long forgotten yet seminal work is back on CD for the first time in years! This disc includes both their sole 1980 full-length 1965 - 1980 and its companion piece In Dub, both of which were produced by sonic alchemist Martin Hannett.

1. Riot
2. No Ball Games
3. Hard Work
4. Immigration
5. Last White Christmas
6. Heavy Traffic
7. Union Games
8. Too Soon
9. Omega Man
10. Paranoiaclaustrophobia : Dub
11. Work : Dub
12. Games : Dub
13. Immigrant : Dub
14. Holocaust : Dub