[Miniatures Series] – ‘Post-Punk No.1’ (1977-1983)

Designed for those days when your messageboard- and text-message- and blog-addled attention span is particularly hyperactive, the ‘Miniatures’ series feature all songs less than two minutes in duration, and mixes under forty minutes. Despite their brevity, every track tells a full-scale musical story-no mere interstitials here. Above all, fun is the name of the game.

So, the kinetic, herky-jerk, anything-went playfulness of the post-punk period seems the perfect fit to kick it off. So here is the first of three post-punk-themed mixes in the ‘Miniatures’ mold, featuring favorites like the Swell Maps, Scritti Politti, the Slits, Young Marble Giants; as well as lesser-knowns like Industry, the Homosexuals, Dif Juz, Voigt-465 and 100 Flowers. Full tracklist and download following the “more” link.

Miniatures : Post-Punk No. 1 (1977-1983)

[00:00] 01 English Beat – “Click Click” (1980)
[01:33] 02 The Fall – “Dice Man” (1979)
[03:10] 03 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “This is Helena” (1983)
[04:55] 04 Front 242 – “Geography II” (1982)
[06:00] 05 Scritti Politti – “Mesthetics” (1979)
[07:43] 06 Dome – “Nd-Drm” (1981)
[09:20] 07 Names – “Music For Someone” (1981)
[11:08] 08 Swell Maps – “Full Moon in My Pocket” (1979)
[12:40] 09 Dif Juz – “SWNN Part 2” (1983)
[13:40] 10 Talking Heads – “Who Is It?” (1977)
[15:25] 11 The Glove – “Opened the Box (A Waltz)” (1983)
[16:54] 12 Durutti Column – “Jazz” (1979)
[18:28] 13 Young Marble Giants – “Salad Days” (1980)
[20:21] 14 Fire Engines – “Plastic Gift” (1981)
[21:20] 15 100 Flowers – “Horizontal” (1983)
[22:22] 16 Voigt-465 – “P” (1979)
[23:28] 17 Slits – “Shoplifting” (1979)
[24:54] 18 Suburbs – “Macho Drunk” (1981)
[26:40] 19 Red Crayola – “1917” (1981)
[27:47] 20 Beakers – “4 Steps Toward a Cultural Revolution” (1981)
[29:10] 21 Massacre – “Bones” (1981)
[30:56] 22 The Ex – “Machinery” (1982)
[31:27] 23 Industry – “Logging Time” (1980)
[33:20] 24 Homosexuals – “Astral Glamour” (1978)

Total Time: [35:15]

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5 thoughts on “[Miniatures Series] – ‘Post-Punk No.1’ (1977-1983)

  1. thanks! i’m just getting through the tour du monde mixes now, and they are fantastic. some really wonderful stuff. looking forward to this one.

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