GETTING THE FEAR

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Death Is Bigger 1984-85 (Purple Vinyl)

Model: DAIS175-C1

SKU: 396023 Product ID: 284169

Format ‐ LP

Genre ‐ Popular

Release Date ‐ 18/06/21

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Description

    Galvanized by Margaret Thatcher's “iron fist” austerity policies and the cultural liberation of punk, the group blazed to creative fruition, quickly landing a lucrative deal with RCA. But immediately after recording their 1984 debut single, Last Salute, a shake-up at the label left them stranded and without support. Rather than stall in music industry purgatory they chose to dissolve, escaping their restrictive contract. Bee's lyrics on “Last Salute” are fitting final words: “If this must end let it pass me by / I’ll remain your friend, only flowers die.”

    But this is of course only part of the story. Death Is Bigger: 1984-1985 rectifies history's error, collecting the group's entire vault of demos and unreleased songs alongside liner notes and a photo gallery capturing Getting The Fear in all their high libertine glory. The compilation's 10 tracks are alternately brooding, spiky, and sneering, fixated on dreams, sex, and Charles Manson (the sleeve of Last Salute famously features a detail from Manson's embroidered waistcoat, unbeknownst to label execs). Razor wire guitars slice across tense rhythms, veering between minimal and melodic, occasionally flowering into psychedelic poetry, revealing Bee's deep affinity with Psychic TV.

     

Details

    Primary Format - Music - Vinyl

    Artist - GETTING THE FEAR

    Label - Flying Out

    Music Genre - Popular

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

LP

  1. Rise (Demo Version)
  2. Dune Buggy Attack
  3. Last Salute (Demo Version)
  4. Against The Wind
  5. We Struggle
  6. Sometimes
  7. Yurune (Demo Version)
  8. Fatal Date
  9. Getting the Fear
  10. Swell (Demo Version)
  11. Michael (Row the Boat Ashore)
  12. Spirit of Youth

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