Saturday, October 18, 2008

My spine is the bass line indeed

This little 12" here has been one of my favorites to sneak into sets since Learning Secrets first started. The massive A side, "My Spine is the Bass Line" is a tasty slab of funked up post punk, and thats all well and good, but its the track on the flip side that makes me freak out. 

From the first second I heard "Accretions" I felt at home. Its has the huge driving, thumping bass that I love, a drum line that seems to shuffle and stutter simultaneously, and dont even get me started on the creepy vocals. God, its like butter.  Seeing somebody on the floor, that knows this song, dance to it is one of the best feelings ever. It's one of those tracks that you just have to trust your body to.

But lets take a step back here for a second.
Who the hell is Shriekback, you may be asking me right now.
Well buddies, you take Dave Allen ( the bass player from Gang Of Four), Barry Andrews ( of XTC and League of Gentlemen) and Carl Marsh ( from the little known Out On Blue Six), stir it in a pot with the A Certain Ratio, New Order, and Depeche Mode, and essentially make yourself a tiny super group circa 1982 / 83, though they're still kicking it live and well.
So, now that you know, lets go crazy!

click to listen, download to enjoy, and please buy the 12" if you see it. 

Shriekback -- Accretions


Tiffany Diane said...

Thank You :)

Megalithic Rick said...
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Megalithic Rick said...

!Boom! Tough Actin'® Tinactin®!! Very cool trax. i immediately added it to my playlist :) keep the cool music coming :)