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Various - [Cease & Desist] DIY (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82) flac album

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Performer: Various
Title: [Cease & Desist] DIY (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82)
Country: UK
Released: 2015
Style: Post-Punk, Punk, Leftfield, Lo-Fi, Dub, Alternative Rock
Category: Electronic / Rock / Reggae
Rating: 4.5 ✦
Other format: WAV MP2 MP3 AHX FLAC MMF DTS

Now That's What I Call DIY ! (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82) ‎(2xLP, Comp).

None of the artists on DIY! were ever, ever going to make it onto the charts-or so they figured at the time-but they wanted it to be known that they weren't rejecting pop values out of ignorance. If you were looking for these sorts of records fifteen or twenty years ago, when anybody other than collectors still had them, you'd paw through 7-inch bins from which the Buzzcocks and Young Marble Giants singles had already been nabbed. The final suite of highlights the . scene's connections to the punk rock sound and ethos that made it possible. In another compilation's context, actually, the Fakes' "Look Out" and the Prats' "Disco Pope" would just seem like ineptly performed punk songs, which arguably they were.

The 012 - Meltdown Situation 14. The Prats - Disco Pope This compilation features (mostly) 7" singles recorded in the UK between 1978 and 1982 that showcase the DIY spirit of those times. Compiled by JD Twitch, it has been a real labour of love involving tracing long-lost artists to far-flung corners of the globe, persuading them that the modern world needs to hear the music they made several decades ago, tracking down lost masters and lovingly restoring 7"s in the case of those where the masters were lost. If Punk was the nuclear detonation, the fallout that came after was where a lot of the most interesting music of that era was made. People who would never have thought to release a record before realised it was something they could do, and the end result was a DIY explosion.

Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82) Over the last decade, there have been numerous attempts to illuminate the murky recesses of post-punk, often from leading figures in electronic music (DJ Hell's New Deutsch, the Soul Jazz New York Noise series, Trevor Jackson's Metal Dance compilations). That could have something to do with why this sound has remained so influential. DIY! is Optimo's UK-focused contribution to the archive.

Home Punk/Hardcore . Optimo Music. Cease & Desist: DIY! Cult Classics From The Post Punk Era 1978-1982. Format: gatefold 2xLP Cat: OMDIYLP Released: 28 Oct 15 Genre: Punk/Hardcore.

Optimo's JD Twitch 'fesses his undying love for the innovative sounds and anti-establishment attitude of post-punk with this beguiling collection of cherry-picked obscurities. The compilation gained some pre-release notoriety after Sony forced Optimo to destroy all copies due to its original title "Now That’s What I Call DIY!" - costing the label thousands of pounds and much heartache, ironic given the comps tagline "It was easy, it was cheap - go and do it!".


A1 The Tesco Bombers Break The Ice At Parties
A2 Sara Goes Pop Sexy Terrorist
A3 People In Control When It’s War
A4 Nancy Sesay And The Melodaires C’est Fab
B1 The Distributors TV Me
B2 Dorothy* Softness
B3 Thomas Leer Private Plane
B4 Visitors Electric Heat
C1 The Murphy Federation Fed Up Skank
C2 The Distributors Never Never
C3 The Cro-Tones Tea Machine Dub
C4 Fatal Microbes Violence Grows
D1 The Spunky Onions How I Lost My Virginity
D2 The Fakes Look Out
D3 The 012 Meltdown Situation
D4 The Prats Disco Pope


  • Compiled By – JD Twitch


Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.

The title refers to terminology of an infringement letter. Originally the compilation was intended to be released with a different title (see other listing).

Edition of 1500 copies.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OMDIYLP Various Now That's What I Call DIY ! (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82) ‎(2xLP, Comp) Optimo Music OMDIYLP UK 2015
OMDIY Various [Cease & Desist] DIY (Cult Classics From The Post-Punk Era 1978-82) ‎(13xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Optimo Music OMDIY 2015