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CD Version
Catalog #CACHE 03CD
ReleaseW 30 - 2012
FormatCD - UKCD
Benelux exclusive, Import
 € 4,99  € 14,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. Dogmatic Element - Just Friends
  2. The Threat - High Cost Of Living
  3. Chant! Chant! Chant! - Play Safe
  4. Virgin Prunes - Twenty Tens
  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


4 rare and seldom-travelled Irish post-punk, DIY and electro oddities from the early 1980s. Compiled from limited privately pressed vinyl and home made cassette by resident B-Music Dublin DJ Darren McCreesh for Cache Cache Records !Focusing on a three year period from 1980 to 1983, Strange Passion is a compilation of rare, unheralded and unreleased Irish music that emerged after the first wave of punk and new wave bands. A time when the raw primitive sounds of punk began to absorb new ideas and technologies and emerging acts were reaching audiences on an unprecedented scale thanks to new magazines such as Hot Press and Heat, RTE Radio 2 and it's Fanning Sessions, as well as new youth magazine programmes on national TV like Anything Goes. Access to UK�s broadcasting and magazine cultural behemoths (Peel, NME, Morley etc.) as well as touring bands such as The Clash and PIL also played their part in creating an appetite for this thrilling new subculture and soon venues such as The Magnet, Dandelion and Project Arts Centre in Dublin and Kampus in Cork became significant live music hubs.

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