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Darkwave The 80's (The Dark Side of Bristol)

by Various Artists

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“Darkwave The 80’s (The Dark Side of Bristol)”
Various Artists
Released on Limited Edition CD - 25th June 2021 via Bristol Archive Records

Quentin Crisp going clubbing, Friar Tuck locked in a dancer’s cage, an ageing man in yellow speedos on roller skates and a 70-year-old flashing her knickers whilst doing the Can Can on the dance floor! Members of the Cure, Bauhaus and Echo and the Bunnymen passing through and Bristol’s beautifully preened punks waltzing to the Blue Danube by Strauss. All of these events and many more were happening at a club that was legendary and at the centre of a music scene that this compilation album represents.

The Bastille run by David Darling was a meeting point, party scene and the musical glue that tied these bands together. Bands that became internationally known such as Specimen and Claytown Troupe and others that made the Bristol scene an interesting and unique one. This album features Specimen, Claytown Troupe, Fear of Darkness, Necromancy, The Escape, The Royal Assassins, Ananda Maya, Temple, Exit Stance, Our Violet Hour, The Long March, Idiot Sideshow, Unity Station and Valve. It’s an album that represents the darker side of Punk, Post Punk and then the scene that became known as Goth but represents the variety of musical influences and styles that were involved in those scenes.

This never before documented Bristol scene is acknowledged as having been a huge influence on Bristol’s and the nations musical culture. Dedicated to the Bastille and its founder David Darling and with a sagely doff of the cap to music journalist Dave Massey (NME, Sounds) who supported and wrote about this scene in the mainstream and local music press at the time, this compilation presents the first overview of this scene. Another project instigated by Mike Darby and the wonderful Bristol Archive Records.

“Darkwave The 80’s (The Dark Side of Bristol)” is released by Bristol Archive Records on Limited Edition CD on 25th June 2021, distributed by Shellshock and available from good retailers worldwide.

ARTIST: Various Artists
TITLE: “Darkwave The 80’s (The Dark Side of Bristol)”
RELEASE DATE: 25th June 2021
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / Proper
CAT NO: ARC359CD
BARCODE: 5052571093221

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released June 25, 2021

Track 1 – Written by Riou, Holt, Bennett, Waterson, Williams and published by copyright control.
Track 2 – Written by Wisdom, Klein, Mills and published by copyright control.
Track 3 – Written by Hulands, Darby and published by Archive Publishing Ltd
Track 4 – Written by Manning, Webb, Couzens and published by Archive Publishing Ltd
Track 5 – Written by Griffiths, The Escape and published by copyright control.
Track 6 – Written by Exit Stance and published by copyright control.
Track 7 – Written by Ananda Maya and published by copyright control.
Track 8 – Written by Pirrie, Butler and published by copyright control.
Track 9 – Written by Waine, The Long March and published by copyright control.
Track 10 – Written by Scott, The Royal Assassins and published by copyright control.
Track 11 – Written by Webb, Hooper and published by Archive Publishing Ltd
Track 12 – Written by Eagle and published by Archive Publishing Ltd
Track 13 – Written by OVH and published by copyright control.
Track 14 – Written by Hale, Holt, Waterson, Bennett and published by copyright control.

All tracks recorded in the 1980’s except Track 14 recorded in 1994.

Most tracks recorded at SAM Studios, PIJ (Emergency Plus) and Bink Bonk Bristol
Mastered by Steve Street, March 2021

(p)& © Bristol Archive Records 2021

All tracks owned by the artists and licenced to Bristol Archive Records

Thanks to Christian Riou, Jon Klein, Neil Darby, Rich Hulands, Peter Webb, Alan Griffiths (RIP), Ian Pirrie, Jon Murray, William Waine, Chris Scott (RIP), Mike Eagle, Ade Hughes, Adrian Bennett, Dave Massey.
Artwork by Nick Darby
Front cover photo of Richard Hulands - Fear of Darkness by Rich Wills

This record is dedicated to David Darling and The Bastille Club, Bristol
(Bristol Boys Make More Noise!) Mike Darby

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