In mid-July a compilation of rare Irish music was released, bringing us back to the early ’80s and the post-punk experimental music scene in the emerald isle. The new 14-track album, “Strange Passion” is filled with Irish post punk rock music that weaves in contemporary and electronic sounds.
Until this summer these songs had never been released, and were taken from limited, privately pressed vinyl and home made cassettes and mixed resident B-Music Dublin DJ Darren McCreesh.
Check out a track from the punk/new wave sounds of Strange Passion: Explorations in Irish Post Punk and Electronic Music 1980-83 here.
1. Dogmatic Element – Just Friends
2. The Threat – High cost of living
3. Chant! Chant! Chant!- Play Safe
4. Virgin Prunes – Twenty Tens (i’ve been smoking all night long)
5. Operating Theatre – Austrian
6. Stano – Town
7. The Peridots – No Water
8. Choice – Always In Danger
9. Ph – Last Days
10. Major Thinkers – Avenue B
11. SM Corporation – Accentuate
12. SM Corporation – Fire from above
13. Tripper Humane – Discoland
14. Operating Theatre – Eighties Rampwalk (Fanning Session)