The Work / Slow Crimes (Vinyl LP + CD)



Label: Spittle Records

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Reissue / Vinyl LP + CD

CD version has 4 bonus tracks:
Tracks 13 to 15 taken from single A and B-side ” I Hate America ” (1981) [Woof Records WOOF 002] Track 16 taken from 2-LP compilation ” Recommended Records Sampler ” (1982) [Recommended Records R.R.^ eight & nine] credited to Various Artists.


Format: Vinyl LP + CD

#Ref: Spittle 91

Release date: 2019

Release notes

Spittle Records present a reissue of The Work’s Slow Crimes, originally released in 1982. From the heart of the late ’70s/early ’80s British underground scene, an extraordinary album at the very edge between art-rock and punk. The Work were a full electric band featuring Tim Hodgkinson, his very first project after the seminal experience of Henry Cow, and three younger maverick figures from the London underground scene. Guitarist Bill Gilonis (The Lowest Note, News from Babel, The Hat Shoes), bassist Mick Hobbs (Officer!, Half Japanese), and drummer Rick Wilson (Family Fodder). The Work embodies the crucial step between two unrepeatable decades in music. An unprecedented mixture of rock complexity and punk attitude. Unapologetically raw and direct, Slow Crimes, The Work’s first album originally released in 1982, stands as one of the most essential and uncompromising pieces of vinyl in the field of experimental rock. This edition comes in printed inner sleeve with unpublished pictures and various memorabilia; Includes CD containing the album along with four extra tracks, three of which are from The Work’s first and only 7″, including the anthemic “I Hate America”.


A1 Nearly Empty
A2 Balance
A3 Pop
A4 Flies
A5 Like This
A6 Knives
B1 Cain & Abel

B2 State Room
B3 Brickyard
B4 Do It
B5 Le Travail
B6 Maggot Song

CD-1 Nearly Empty
CD-2 Balance
CD-3 Pop
CD-4 Files
CD-5 Like This
CD-6 Knives
CD-7 Cain & Abel
CD-8 State Room
CD-9 Brickyard
CD-10 Do It
CD-11 Le Travail
CD-12 Maggot Song
CD-13 I Hate America
CD-14 Fingers & Toes
CD-15 Duty
CD-16 Houdini

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