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The Art School Dance Goes On

Leeds Post-Punk 1977-1984

Limited edition double vinyl LP

A new post-punk era release on Caroline True Records!

Order vinyl here and CD here

The Leeds post-punk scene, and the impact of the city’s art schools on its music, have been unjustly overlooked – until now. This double vinyl set compiled by author Gavin Butt comprises hitherto unreleased, unheard & rare tracks, plus several favourites, by diverse art school acts who experimented with art-punk, electro, pop, dada, fluxus and punk-funk. Contains extensive liner notes.

Track listing

1. Mekons – Trevira Trousers. Previously unreleased demo version
2. Sheeny and the Goys – (Ever Such) Pretty Girls. Previously unreleased
3. Gang of Four – The Things You Do. Previously unreleased
4. Delta 5 – Alone. Live version from Hurrah.
5. Scritti Politti – Messthetics
6. Soft Cell – The Girl with the Patent Leather Face. Demo version
7. Graeme Miller & Steve Shill – Travelling Theme
8. Fad Gadget – Diminished Responsibility
9. Ron Crowcroft – Gogo dancer
10. The Smart Cookies – Loud and Lonely. Previously unreleased
11. Another Colour – Wartime Working Woman. Previously unreleased
12. Cast Iron Fairies – Tengo Tengo Tengo. Previously unreleased
13. Household Name – Indoctrination
14. Shee Hees – (I made love on the) AstroTurf. Previously unreleased
15. The Three Johns – Snitch
16. Gang of Four – Disco Sound. Previously unreleased.
17. MRA – Monument
18. Another Colour – World From a Chair. Previously unreleased.
19. The Three Johns – Bloop
20. Sheeny and the Goys – You Let Me Down. Previously unreleased.
21. Household Name – Lynch Mob Tactics (CD only)

22. MRA – Breathless (Download only)
We couldn’t find space on either the vinyl or CD editions of the compilation to include this excellent M.R.A. track. So listen & download for FREE here!

Cover design: David Caines

“The creativity and range of styles on The Art School Dance Goes On: Leeds Post-Punk 1977-84 is remarkable and pleasingly disorientating as it moves from funk punk to parodic country to early electro to proto industrial. It would work as a stand alone documentation of an extraordinarily experimental and creative time and place but of course works best as an accompanying piece to Gavin’s book, allowing us to hear the bands and music encountered in No Machos or Pop Stars.” – Tim Foster, echoesanddust.com