MESSTHETICS #106 CD: 'D.I.Y.' and indie postpunk from The Manchester Musicians Collective 1977-82
Messthetics' first visit to Manchester surveys the the most successful and innovative of Britain's postpunk-era musicians collectives. The MMC’s most famous spawn were obviously The Fall (who first played at a MMC meeting) and Joy Division (who loaned their P.A.), but the MMC's emphasis on public performance and its egalitarian ethic of shared gear, expertise, and (frequently) band-members affected and inspired them all - future stars and faintest sparks alike - to create a range and a richness of truly "alternative" sounds that remains without parallel...
21 songs on the CD plus 7 bonus MP3 tracks: 90 minutes of music.
24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts.
With the Mud Hutters, Gods Gift, Dislocation Dance, Elti-Fits, Diagram Brothers, The Liggers, The Passage, Bee Vamp, Spherical Objects, Grow-Up, Contact, Slight Seconds, Armed Force, the Manchester Mekon, The Spurtz, and never-released material by The Hamsters, The Elite, Spherical Objects, Spurtz, Manchester Mekon, Bee Vamp, and Property Of...
Mud Hutters-'Water Torture'
Dislocation Dance-'It's So Difficult'
Spurtz-'Boyfriends Or Your Money Back'