Various - Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 (CD)

Various - Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 (CD)

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Three CD set. In the wake of punk's seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation's would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade's image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for 'the rules', interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock 'n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day. 'Shake The Foundations' captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond's Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots. Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, "The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk's game-face. The point was to have a go. 'Shake The Foundations' is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It's what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we're still feeling it's effects".

Disc 1
1 A Certain Ratio - Guess Who?
2 23 Skidoo - Coup
3 Haircut 100 - Evil Smokestacking Baby
4 Simple Minds - This Fear Of Gods
5 The Stranglers - Love 30
6 The Passage - Born Every Minute
7 Blue Rondo À La Turk - Sarava
8 Medium Medium - Serbian Village
9 The Higsons - Push Out The Boat
10 John Cooper Clarke - Post-War Glamour Girl
11 The Passions - Skin Deep
12 Jah Wobble* - Invaders Of The Heart (Mix One)
13 Modern Romance - Can You Move
14 Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher
15 C Cat Trance - Hypnotised
16 Maximum Joy - Stretch

Disc 2
1 Tones On Tail - Lions
2 Ian Dury - Trust Is A Must
3 Perfect Zebras - What Dance Is This?
4 The Fun Boy Three - Faith, Hope And Charity
5 Shock - Dream Games
6 Jesse Rae - Rusha
7 Thomas Leer - Don't
8 Kissing The Pink - Big Man Restless
9 Paul Haig - Blue For You
10 Visage - Frequency 7 (Dance Mix)
11 Six Sed Red - Bang 'Em Right
12 Quando Quango - Tingle
13 Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See
14 Fashion - Move On
15 Wide Boy Awake - Set Fighter

Disc 3
1 Surface Mutants - When Are We? (Now We Are)
2 Furniture - Why Are We In Love
3 The Pop Group - Rob A Bank
4 Animal Magic - Get It Right
5 Nightmares In Wax - Black Leather
6 Normil Hawaiians - Obedience
7 The 012 - Asbestos Lead Asbestos
8 Vee VV - Keep Beat
9 Mataya Clifford - Living Wild
10 Electric Chairs - So Many Ways
11 London Underground - Dreams Are Better
12 Group Therapy - Arty-Fact
13 The Diagram Brothers - We Are All Animals
14 The Chicken Granny - Quit The Body
15 Machine Gun Hogg & Co. - Bed Bound Saga
16 Playgroup - Hoggs Might Fly
17 Glaxo Babies - Shake (The Foundations)
18 Family Fodder - Disco Purge