In the wake of punk's seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation's would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade's image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for 'the rules', interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock 'n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day. 'Shake The Foundations' captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond's Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots. Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, "The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk's game-face. The point was to have a go. 'Shake The Foundations' is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It's what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we're still feeling it's effects".
In the wake of punk's seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation's would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade's image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for 'the rules', interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock 'n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day. 'Shake The Foundations' captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond's Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots. Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, "The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk's game-face. The point was to have a go. 'Shake The Foundations' is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It's what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we're still feeling it's effects".
5013929110700

Details

Format: CD
Label: CRR
Rel. Date: 04/02/2021
UPC: 5013929110700

Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 / Various
Artist: Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & Post-Punk
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Guess Who? - A Certain Ratio
2. Coup - 23 Skidoo
3. 100 Evil Smokestacking Baby - Haircut 100
4. This Fear Of Gods - Simple Minds
5. Love 30 - The Stranglers
6. Born Every Minute - The Passage
7. Sarava - Blue Rondo A La Turk
8. Serbian Village - Medium Medium
9. Push Out The Boat - The Higsons
10. Post War Glamour Girls - John Cooper Clarke
11. Skin Deep - The Passions
12. Invaders Of The Heart
13. (Mix One) -Jah Wobble
14. Can You Move - Modern Romance
15. Slang Teacher - Wide Boy Awake
16. Hypnotised - C Cat Trance
17. Stretch - Maximum Joy
18. Lions - Tones On Tail
19. Trust Is A Must - Ian Dury
20. What Dance Is This? - Perfect Zebras
21. Faith ; Hope ; Charity - The Fun Boy Three
22. Dream Games - Shock
23. Rusha - Jesse Rae
24. Don't - Thomas Leer
25. Big Man Restless - Kissing The Pink
26. Blue For You - Paul Haig
27. Frequency 7 - Visage
28. Bang Em Right - Six Sed Red
29. Tingle - Quando Quango
30. Cccan't You See - Vicious Pink
31. Move On - Fashion
32. Set Fighter - Wide Boy Awake
33. When Are We? (Now We Are) - Surface Mutants
34. Why Are We In Love - Furniture
35. Rob A Bank - The Pop Group
36. Get It Right - Animal Magic
37. Black Leather - Nightmares In Wax
38. Obedience - Normil Hawaiians
39. Asbestos Lead Asbestos - The 012
40. Keep Beat - Vee Vv
41. Living Wild - Mataya Clifford
42. So Many Ways - Electric Chairs
43. Dreams Are Better - London Underground
44. Arty-Fact - Group Therapy
45. We Are All Animals - The Diagram Brothers
46. Quit The Body -
47. The Chicken Granny
48. Bed Bound Saga -
49. Machine Gunn Hogg And Co
50. Hoggs Might Fly - Playgroup
51. Shake (The Foundations) - Glaxo Babies
52. Disco Purge - Family Fodder

More Info:

In the wake of punk's seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation's would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade's image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for 'the rules', interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock 'n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day. 'Shake The Foundations' captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond's Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots. Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, "The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk's game-face. The point was to have a go. 'Shake The Foundations' is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It's what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we're still feeling it's effects".

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