Diagram Brothers, The - Some Marvels of Modern Science + Singles

LTM
(LTM2480: 5024545444421)
Release date: 08/03/2018
Genre: Post punk



Expanded edition. 24 tracks.

LTM is pleased to announce an extended CD reissue of the collected works of The Diagram Brothers, the cult Manchester post-punk art noise band and John Peel favourites.

Digitally remastered from the original studio tapes, Some Marvels of Modern Science + Singles features 24 tracks and runs for 74 minutes. In addition to all 14 tracks from their 1981 album on the New Hormones label (founded by Buzzcocks), the CD also features 10 bonus tracks from all four singles released between 1980 and 1982, including firm favourites Bricks and Discordo, as well as the ultra-rare Diagram Brothers German EP.

In their day the group were often compared to XTC, Gang of Four and Fire Engines: “The Diagram Brothers play an extraordinary, quirky, jerky brand of speedo funk, as if some Pavlovian behaviourist has got hold of The Gang of Four and started to do tricky experiments on them...” (NME); “An uneasy funk, in which two guitars appear to throttle each other” (Smash Hits)

The Diagram Brothers have since been praised by post Simon Armitage and broadcaster Stuart Maconie. “The Diagram Brothers were funny, slightly scary and like no-one else in the world. For this I loved them – their repertoire of bleakly downbeat observational songs inspired insane devotion” (Cider With Roadies, 2004)
The remastered CD features a deluxe 16 pages booklet featuring facsimile artwork and detailed liner notes.  

1. Those Men in White Coats
2. My Bad Chest Feels Much Better Now
3. Seals/Fur Coats
4. Put It in a Bigger Box
5. Words From Major
6. Here Come the Visitors
7. Isn’t It Interesting How Neutron Bombs Work
8. Ron! The Morris Minor’s Gone
9. I’m a Policeman
10. I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today By Being a Right Git
11. Aggeravation
12. I’m Not Going to Fight For Oil
13. Litter
14. Bikers
15. Bricks
16. Postal Bargains
17. Discordo
18. My Dinner
19. Fondue Soiree
 20. Cherry Blossom
 21. We Are All Animals
 22. There is No Shower
 23. I Would Like to Live in Prison
 24. Right Git (German Version)

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