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Thursday, Oct 31 2013 | 15:30
Image: 1585066 Dancefloor friendly drum heavy horror pop from femme-fronted pocket punk and domestic synth pop from French DIY workaholics X Ray Pop.

With an iconic moniker, telltale graphic style and demanding ‘buy me’ Day-Glo colour coding policy the French vinyl output of X Ray Pop as a specialist subject is, at first glance, memorable and achievable. Cocksure fans of Euro wave pop often proclaim X Ray expertise from behind many a record shop counter or blog page but the truth of the matter is that no-one, not even the band members themselves, have the knowledge or mental capacity to truly understand the splatter range of the Godspeed anti-tactics that have turned this interchangeable, unarrangable and thirty year sustainable auto-pop combo into one of uber-legendary status.

Peeping out of a warren of unexplored passages their seminal self-distributed debut singles and appearances on the genre defining ‘Alternative Funk Folie Distinguée’ compilation in 1984 made them an omnipresent fixture for the French tapewave scene that shaped a generation and influenced many more to follow. But beneath the trademark fluorescent sleeves stands the highly stacked foundations of endless cassette only releases that give this pocket punk husband and wife duo one of the most impressive and elusive back catalogues of all their cut ‘n’paste French funk contemporaries.

Available for the first time ever on vinyl away from the impossibly rare cassette only release.

Strictly limited edition of 500 copies

TRACK LISTING:

A. Living Dead
B. Rock N Popoff Available from 11.10.2013
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