The Only Fun In Town

£26.49
Les Disques Du Crépuscule
TWI052
Format: 
LP

"Speedily recorded in a small studio in Brussels, The Only Fun In Town was a defiantly abrasive, serrated long-player in the mould of the second Velvets album, Josef K having already shelved a more conventional recording. Sharp-edged pop singles abound – It’s Kinda Funny, Sorry For Laughing, Revelation – along with rattling Haig/Ross twin guitar classics such as Fun ‘n’ Frenzy, Heart of Song, Forever Drone and The Angle.

The Only Fun In Town topped the independent charts on release and remains a canonical post-punk album. “Josef K were The Sound of Young Scotland, together with Orange Juice, whose guitars were also radiant and brittle, whose rhythms were also scrubbed and blunt, whose vocals were also proud and serious, but who sounded like another group entirely” (Paul Morley); “Josef K was about the heroic Outsider suavely surfing across the fraught surface of their albino funk fracas. Haig sounds high on anxiety, finding an odd, giddy euphoria in doubt.”

Tracklisting: 
Fun 'N' Frenzy
Revelation
Crazy To Exist
It's Kinda Funny
The Angle
Forever Drone
Heart Of Song
16 Years
Citizens
Sorry For Laughing
Radio Drill Time
Romance
Chance Meeting
Pictures
Final Request
The Missionary
Heaven Sent
Heart Of Song
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