While we’re dancing in the disco: here’s some infectious disco-adjacent jungle funk from Kofi Ayivor, who comes all the way from… (checks biog)… Amsterdam. But where is he *really* from, do I hear you ask?
Magazine’s debut album Real Life is one of the defining moments of post-punk. The original Buzzcocks singer tired quickly of the primitive pop that brought us the brilliant Spiral Scratch EP and went off in search of pastures new as early as February 1977.
Ruefrex (originally Roofwrecks) were the most musically interesting of the Belfast punk bands. And the most uncompromising, fearlessly ignoring the sectarian divide to take their music to both sides of the divide at the height of the Troubles.
Not even hardcore punks from the Class of ’77 are likely to remember Kleenex – Switzerland’s solitary contribution to punk. Or their two singles on Rough Trade that went on to inspire the Riot Grrrl movement.