Scritti Politti

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)

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2 Responses to Scritti Politti

  1. Rhodri says:

    hi – they’re compiled together on the “Early” CD on Rough Trade:

    http://www.amazon.com/Early-Scritti-Politti/dp/B0006GN4LA/

  2. Doug says:

    That was fast! Thanks so much for the tip.

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