The Associates – The Affectionate Punch

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I’ve been a fan of the ‘Sulk’ album for many years, so its surprising really that I’d never explored The Associates’ 1980 debut. My expert-associate Farmer Glitch informs me that I have found the ‘best’ version of the album – apparently there is a later, re-recorded edition with different sleeve, that lacks the jagged edginess on display here. Bracing stuff, particularly Mr. Rankine’s vicious guitar lines!

Incidently, this record was in a terrible state when I found it, but I could tell that the filth was only skin-deep, and after a good clean the vinyl looks (and plays) almost good as new. A bit of elbow-grease goes a long way!

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Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 9:41 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. […] like E. Plekz, I’ve also got the “best” version of The Affectionate Punch. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Categories: 80s, Albums, New Wave Comments […]


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