Πέμπτη, 19 Απριλίου 2012

Au Pairs - Diet / It's Obvious (7" single, vinyl rip). 1980.

  Blasting into the post-punk consciousness with a tremendous debut album ("Playing with a different sex"), the Au Pairs, fronted by lesbian-feminist Lesley Woods, played brittle, guitar-based rock that shared political and musical kinship with the Mekons and (especially) the Gang of Four. 
   The music was danceable, imbued with an almost petulant irony. The Au Pairs wrote excellent songs celebrating sexuality from a woman's perspective. 
 Also, they took swipes at the conservative political climate sweeping England after Margaret Thatcher's election as Prime Minister (from Allmusic (almost!)).


  After a desultory live album in 1983 (Live in Berlin), the band split up, and Woods and her bandmates have maintained a low profile. 
This is their second single. "Diet" is about the everyday reality of a middle class woman.
                 
                   "He works the car - she the sink,
                    She's not here to think,
                    Sits with the papers - discuss the news,
                    She doesn't have political views - she doesn't have any views..."



                                The file contains the two songs (ripped from the original vinyl to wav) and the artwork
Follow the dance  here

3 σχόλια:

  1. Υπάρχει περίπτωση να το ξανα ανεβάσεις??
    Η single version του 'It's obvious' είναι διαφορετική από αυτήν του 'Playing With A Different Sex'.
    Ευχαριστώ!

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  2. Γειά! Οκ, θα το ανεβάσω κάποια από τις επόμενες ημέρες!

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