2009-11-13

VIRGIN PRUNES - THE FACULTIES OF A BROKEN HEART 12" (1982)

Rough Trade - RT119T
First track is an excellent dancefloor-oriented remix of "Baby Turns Blue" from the LP "...If I Die, I Die", produced by Wire's Colin Newman. I always liked the Virgin Prunes and I wonder why they're not shared more on the net... I never saw them as the grandfathers of the Goth Rock, more like an outgrowth of the punk/post-punk wave, close to the industrial bands (Gavin Friday, the lead singer, works with Dave Ball, Genesis P'Orridge and Coil, Balance & Christopherson made a video for them). They are the best irish band of the era and their concerts are legendary by their insanity.(VP's MySpace)
So, ripped by Rain (320/ZIP/RS)
More rare VP to follow...
tracklist
1- The Faculties Of A Broken Heart (What Should We Do If Baby Turns Blue)
2- Chance Of A Lifetime
3- Yeo

12 commentaires:

englishfog a dit…

Thanks Alice for this one. I like VP.

Cheers

tristan.koreya a dit…

virgin prunes complete discography has been remastered and rereleased in 2004, including the 3 tracks on that 12". maybe that's the reason why they are not more often shared, though they are one of the best band ever...

art of losing a dit…

To me 'Over the Rainbow' IS their best album. Compilation of rarities 1981-83.
Gavin Friday has also played with The Fall.

armeur H a dit…

>English fog : you're welcome !

>Tristan : ça n'explique pas tout... de toute façon, je mets ce qui me plait, pas forcément la rareté.

> art of losing : j'aime bien aussi "over the rainbow", mais je me demande si mon coeur ne balance pas entre "if I die, I Die" et "A New Form of Beauty" ("Hérésie" aussi est très bien). Y a que "the moon looked down ..." que j'aime peu. Va savoir pourquoi !

misanthropie a dit…

The faculties of a broken heart n'a pas me semble-t-il été réédité. Les formes radiophoniques et leurs actions succédamnées Sanson tenues à la version LP annonçant walls of jericho, l'ovni de l'album

gregory a dit…

des bootlegs / enregistrements live seraient les bienvenus!!! :-)

armeur H a dit…

grégory : y en a deux à venir !

El Limbo von Punsch a dit…

Ce maxi a bien été réédité par Mute, la face A sur "Over The Rainbow" et les 2 titres de la face B on été intégrés dans "If I Die... I Die" (qui contient d'ailleurs un inédit)

Bourbonese a dit…

Virgin Prunes foram a essência e a nostalgia. Foram o verdadeiro 3º segredo de Fátima. Tenho toneladas de bootlegs desde os anos 80. Sei que há uns anos digitalizei tudo. Até videos. Tenho que procurar. À Bientôt

armeur H a dit…

>Bourbonese : o que e pena, e que so tenho 2 bootlegs para dar a descargar ! obrigado para o commentario ! si tems coisas para partilhar (bootlegs e videos) dos VP, nao te esquece de mim ! até breve amigo !

djp a dit…

Check this ...

http://www.4shared.com/audio/pIcb4hM4/VirginP_runes-greyL_ight__filt.html

original version of grey light (1981), the re-issue on "artfuck" presents a completely different track under the same name!

armeur H a dit…

DJP ! thank you a lot ! et vive la Belgique !