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Iconic UK punk band X-Ray Spex co-founder Lora Logic was unexpectedly ousted before the recording of their debut album ‘Germ Free Adolescents’ in 1977. Undeterred, Lora went on to form and front the post-punk band Essential Logic. With trademark angular sax lines and her unmistakable vocal stylings, she went on to create some of the most liberating and exciting music of the early post-punk era, not only as Essential Logic, but also as a solo artist.
‘Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?)’ is the bands debut studio album. Originally released in December 1979 on the Rough Trade Records label whose founder Geoff Travis provided enthusiastic encouragement. The album reached number 11 in the UK Indie chart. “A stunning record that remains a benchmark of the punk era” – AllMusic // “Beat Rhythm News suggests an impromptu brainstorming session between Kate Bush, Talking Heads and Captain Beefheart” – Louder Sound // “An intelligent and fluid benchmark for any band willing to dabble in both punk and dance music at the same time” – PopMatters // Lora and Poly Styrene would later reform X-Ray Spex for the bands sophomore and final studio album ‘Conscious Consumer’ in 1995. Essential Logic returned in 2022 with a new studio album ‘Land of Kali’, co-produced by Lora and Youth (Killing Joke), their first in 43 years and the ‘Logically Yours’ boxset.
Track Listing: A1 ‘Quality Crayon Wax OK’ A2 ‘The Order Form’ A3 ‘Shabby Abbott’ A4 ‘World Friction’ B1 ‘Wake Up’ B2 ‘Albert’ B3 ‘Alkaline Loaf in the Area’ B4 ‘Collecting Dust’ B5 ‘Pop Corn Boy (Waddle Ya Do?)’
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