I’m going through a big post-punk phase right now, set off by Simon Reynolds’ exhaustively researched ‘Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984‘. I’ve got all the Joy Division and Throbbing Gristle(!) I can handle (though of anyone has a copy of ‘The Second Annual Report’ I can borrow, I would thank you), but I can not for the life of me track down any old Scritti Politti recordings before they went big time. I’m talking about the rock-band-as-art-collective socialist let-us-nationalise-the-banks Scritti. Pre-‘Perfect Way’, in other words.
Does anyone know if the following singles are still in print?:
‘Skank Bloc Bologna’ (1978)
‘2nd Peel Session’ (1979)
‘4 A-Sides’ (1979)