As mentioned in my year-end overview, I was particularly enamored of the recent reissue of some early titles from The Comsat Angels. I hadn’t listened to them in ages (I used to have a few of their albums on vinyl oh so long ago) and was surprised at how well they’ve held up. Their first album, Waiting for a Miracle, was released in 1980, and it sounds fantastic. At this point they’re kind of a cross between 154-era Wire, a bit of Unknown Pleasures Joy Division, with a pinch of Chameleons and Abecedarians thrown in.
The above song, “Home Is the Range”, which wasn’t on the first album (it’s on the reissue) but a pre-album EP, has been stuck in my head for the past week and a half, and I can’t seem to get it to leave. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. It’s a hell of a great track.