UNITS - HISTORY OF THE UNITS (CD)


"Community Library is proud to bring you the first ever legitimate reissue of San Francisco's synth-punk legends, UNITS! You can finally get rid of the crappy bootlegs: this is the definitive remastered collection of the band's most sought-after early singles and selections from their first LP, Digital Stimulation. It also includes unreleased material culled from early demos, recordings made for art happenings and film, and more. This anthology is a view not only into the Units' seminal years, but is also a step into the rich and under-reissued history of San Francisco's punk, new wave and post punk years. The end of the 1970's saw Units and their compatriots (Pink Section, Voice Farm, Tuxedomoon, and Screamers) storming punk clubs like the Mabuhay with a new electronic punk sound. The co-opted, predictable guitar rock of the era had given way to aggressive synthesizers, film collage, and punk DIY ingenuity. Units were a cornerstone of this unofficial movement, later called "synth punk" and which would come to define a greater west coast DIY culture combining new synthetic sounds, ranging from Nervous Gender, Screamers and Monitor, to The Blackouts." (label info)
in stock | US| 2009| COMMUNITY LIBRARY | 13.90


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