ANARCHY IN THE U​.​V.

by Rubella Ballet

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Napalm 03:25
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'T' 04:23
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Belfast 01:34
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Newz 01:14
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Me 03:12
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Krak Trak 02:54
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Blues 03:28
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Exit 02:59
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Ballet Dance 02:02
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Unemployed 01:00
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Intro 01:32
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Love Life 04:13
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T.V. Scream 03:00
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Tangled Web 04:13
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Death Train 05:46
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See Saw 03:09
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Trial 13 03:01
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Twister 08:53
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Money Talks 03:39

about

Although Rubella Ballet are most frequently remembered as part of the anarcho-punk movement (they met at a Crass gig, and drummer Sid Attion was ex-Flux of Pink Indians), and did indeed spend much of their career within those confines, it was guilt by association alone. Catch them live, a blurred flurry of brightly colored costuming and shrieking Day-Glo madness, and you suddenly realized that here was the missing link between '70s glam and futuristic noise, and the role model for everything that Sigue Sigue Sputnik pretended to be; catch them on record, and you witnessed something caught midway between Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Ruts, and the Sweet. The bulk of this collection is dedicated to the group's debut album, At Last It's Playtime, a driving celebration of all that the band cared about. Bookending the LP, however, are a few other treasures -- two unreleased tracks from the band's first ever recording session in 1979, the Ballet Bag demo cassette, the Ballet Dance EP, and the "Money Talks" 12" single. It was a journey that took the band six years to complete (1979-1985) and it has to be said that the magnificence of the later material cannot always be glimpsed in the earlier cuts. But it's an invigorating story regardless, and some -- in fact most -- of the music here will leave you breathless with excitement.
Dave Thompson / ALL MUSIC (on-line review)

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released September 2, 2014

Zillah Minx / Vocals
Sid Truelove / Drums & Vocals

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Rubella Ballet London, UK

Rubella Ballet formed in 1979 and toured with Crass and Poison Girls. Sid Truelove and Zillah Minx original founding members are still touring and have recently returned from tour the East/West coast of America following a short European tour. Recent LP's Planet Punk and Danger of Death
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