Thursday, April 2, 2009


Coming from the same fertile Leeds, England scene that spawned Gang of Four and the Mekons, Delta 5 were a post-punk band formed in 1979. Although drawing upon the same double-bass, double-guitar punk funk sound and highly politicized lyrics that made Gang of Four one of the most influential post-punk bands of the time, Delta 5 failed to achieve the same commercial success of their peers but their sarcastic triple female vocals and mocking view of traditional gender roles and consumerism made them a key influence on early 90's riot-grrrl bands like Huggy Bear and Bratmobile. This is a collection of their early singles, Peel sessions, and live material, and although it ignores completely the band's lone poorly recieved LP "See the Whirl", it's probably the best retrospective of the band we're ever going to get.

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