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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Young Marble Giants July 16, 2016

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
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Formed in Cardiff in 1978, they broke up in 1980. Despite Punk being the fashion Young Marble Giants were quiet and introspective with the lovely voice of Alison Statton supported by brothers Stuart (Guitar) and Phil (Bass) Moxham , they also used a homemade drum machine and keyboard which gave an unusual sound.
They released one album ‘Colossal Youth’ which was reissued in 2007 which prompted a reunion and they have played a show or two a year since then. There’s a good
interview here from just before what is according to their FB page their final gig.

and I just noticed that there is already a TWIBMLT about them already but they are worth two ….


This live performance from YMG from 1980 is worth watching on Vimeo

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1. sonofstan - July 16, 2016

Alison Stratton’s next band, Weekend would be well worth a ‘this weekend….’ If only for the symmetry

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2. WorldbyStorm - July 16, 2016

+1 IEL re being worth two posts. A band whose excellence is so great that regular reminders is no bad thing. That’s one group I’d have loved to have seen live. Anyone ever see them?

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3. donesoverydone - July 16, 2016

Reblogged this on things I've read or intend to.

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