Young Marble Giants

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Colossal Youth
New - LP - REWIGLP32
Sealed 2007 Reissue. In Their Short Lifetime Young Marble Giants: Alison Statton And Brothers Stuart And Phil Moxham Released One Album, A Handful Of Singles And A Peel Session; The Album, 1980'S Acclaimed "Colossal Youth", Is One Of The Most Definitive Records Of The Post Punk Era. Taking The Unprecedented Step Of Making Their First Ever Release A Long Player Certainly Paid Off. "Colossal Youth" Became A Parallel Soundtrack To The Unsteady Stabs Of The Post Punk Early Eighties And Quickly Became One Of (The Then Nascent) Rough Trade Records Best Sellers. Becalmed, Resigned And A Little Tense, It Created A New Vocabulary For Song. more
Colossal Youth
Used - LP - ROUGH 8
Beautful 1980 Original. Appears Unplayed. In Their Short Lifetime Young Marble Giants: Alison Statton And Brothers Stuart And Phil Moxham Released One Album, A Handful Of Singles And A Peel Session; The Album, 1980'S Acclaimed "Colossal Youth", Is One Of The Most Definitive Records Of The Post Punk Era. Taking The Unprecedented Step Of Making Their First Ever Release A Long Player Certainly Paid Off. "Colossal Youth" Became A Parallel Soundtrack To The Unsteady Stabs Of The Post Punk Early Eighties And Quickly Became One Of (The Then Nascent) Rough Trade Records Best Sellers. Becalmed, Resigned And A Little Tense, It Created A New Vocabulary For Song. more
Colossal Youth
Used - LP - RTL 3
Rare 1981 Japanese Original With Obi And Insert. Record Appears Glossy, Unplayed. Upper Left Corner Is Slightly Bumped. more
Colossal Youth / Loose Ends And Sharp Cuts
New Import - REWIGLP32X
Sealed 2020 2LP Special 40th Anniversary Edition Housed In A Single-Pocket Jacket; Includes The Original Album, A Bonus LP And A DVD Featuring The Band's Legendary 1980 Performance At Hurrah In NYC. "As Punk Rock Was Quickly Morphing Into Post-punk At The End Of The '70s, Welsh Trio Young Marble Giants Went Against The Amplified Aggression And Stylistic Chaos Of Many Of Their Peers, Instead Creating New Worlds Of Expression Through Subtraction. The Band's Vacuous Sound Was Almost Jarringly Minimal, With Incredibly Catchy Songs Consisting Of Alison Statton's Stoic Vocals, Fluid Electric Bass, Unwavering Skeletal Drum Machine Rhythms, And The Occasional Stab Of Guitar Or Haunted Organ Sounds. The Group Were Short-lived, Leaving Behind Only A Few Eps, Demos, And Colossal Youth, Their Sole Full-length Album From 1980, But Their Influence Would Ripple Out To Inform The Sounds Of Future Independent Music Creators From Nirvana To Belle And Sebastian. Colossal Youth Perfectly Captures The Band's Unique Approach, With 15 Short Songs Of Their Stark But Rough-edged Pop. Before Forming Young Marble Giants, Statton And Brothers Philip And Stuart Moxham Had All Played Together In A Band Called True Wheel, Who Took Their Name From The Title Of A Song On Brian Eno's 1974 Outing Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). While Eno's Flirtations With Funk And Kraftwerk's Bare-bones Electronic Rhythms Were Reference Points For Young Marble Giants' Sound, It's Hard To Locate Many Other Implicit Influences On Colossal Youth. The Sinister Crawl Of "N.i.t.a." And Lonely Riffing Of "Music For Evenings" Could Serve As Foundations For The Songs Of Other Post-punk Bands, But Few Dared To Present Something So Intentionally Empty. The Album's Most Conventionally Structured Songs -- Tunes Like Atmospheric Opener "Searching For Mr. Right" Or The Would-be Rock & Roll Of "Credit In The Straight World" -- Are Defined By The Sharp Tension Created By Their Unfinished-feeling Arrangements. That Moody Tension Co-exists With Relatively Cheery Songwriting Throughout Colossal Youth, Maintaining A Strange Balance Between The Two Contrasting Energies For The Entire Album. Young Marble Giants Weren't The Only Band To Explore Pop Minimalism, But No One Else During Their Time Or Afterwards Quite Captured The Eerie Beauty That Floats Through Every Moment Of Colossal Youth. Its Songs Sound Like A Private Party In An Empty House, With Every Facet Of The Sound Aiming To Take Up As Little Space As Possible. Listening To Colossal Youth, It's Easy To See How This Introverted Album Full Of Tiny Sounds Made Such An Enormous Impact." AMG - Fred Thomas. more

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