19 Mar SMK#055 | Minny Pops – Live
Because it was number #55 we had to do something nice. So a bit of Plurex history for you. We already gave you a bunch of (re)releases and we still have a couple left.
Minny Pops live – recorded at Lorre in Delft
“Synthesized darkness, doom-humour-mongering (in a J.G. Ballard style), gyrations that no-one understands and electronic clanks for a new way of living. It can only be Minny Pops. Three tracks taken from a prime time Factory Pop(s) band (Gedditt!?!?!?). Mental, Night Out and Dolphin’s Spurt recorded live at Lorre Delft (7/5/1980) in front of a gezellig crowd. You can even hear the clink of a coffee cup now and then. The band stand between the two mind-maps: behind them the metallic cliffs and crevices of the debut, Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement, before them the icy dark waters of Sparks In A Dark Room. We hear a bit of both in this gig. This nieuwe/neu/new electro-Brutalism comes in a white sleeve with a stamped title: “Minny Pops / Live”. No more information needed. Oh what confidence in sound our forebears had! A new ideal of listening in a pre-post industrial society. Back then you had to use your imagination, fancy that.”
Tell your bodies, your dad or that weird uncle