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[Audio] – 1981 ‘Briefcase’ Tracks, Part 7 (Chameleons, The Chefs, Chemicals Made From Dirt, Christian Death, The Clash)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on May 3, 2009

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Various – Tracks from the ‘1981’ Briefcase Disc, Part 7

As it was missed last weekend, today there will be two further installments from the ‘1981 Briefcase,’ the catch-all mp3-CD found in the ‘1981‘ box set (from which eight of the nine main mixes are now available for download at Musicophilia).  This is the 7th set of tracks.  You can see previous installments and keep track of new ones with this tag; and be sure to check out Part 8, also posted today.

Both of today’s sets continue in the C’s.  Of course you know The Clash, but perhaps not quite like this: a dubby disco remix of “The Magnificent Seven,” which, along with “This Is Radio Clash” comprises the works of The Clash for people who don’t like The Clash.  Then there’s The Chameleons, better known for their post post-punk, New Pop albums, here with an early Peel session; Chemicals Made From Dirt, championed by Hyped2Death; Christian Death with a little SoCal Gothicism; and The Chefs, with a silly little ditty about hanging-on, gossip, and the soul-crush of scenesterism.

1000ohmChameleons – “Here Today” (BBC)

The Chefs – “Someone I Know”

Chemicals Made From Dirt – “Ike”

Christian Death – “Dogs”

The Clash – “The Magnificent Dance”

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  1. […] at Musicophilia). This is the 8th set of tracks.  Keep track of new sets with this tag; and don’t miss Part 7, posted earlier […]

  2. doug milman said, on May 5, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Hi and thanks for putting my band Chemicals Made From Dirt in the briefcase! It’s an honor. The more viral the better. As the guitarist I’m surprised that CMFD lives on 30 years later. Thanks. Doug Milman

    • Soundslike said, on May 8, 2009 at 6:17 am

      Thanks so much, Doug. I’m glad Chuck at H2D is doing his great work, and got your band’s music out there. I’m glad you take what I’m doing here in the spirit it’s offered–I certainly hope inclusion of Chemicals Made from Dirt in the ‘1981’ project has sent a few more listeners your way! What you and many of your compatriots hasn’t lost a step of vitality as far as my ears and many like me are concerned. I was in diapers in 1981, but it’s itching-with-art appeal reaches me in full–and CMFD’s humor is great, too; the much overlooked factor and secret key of post-punk music, as far as mainstream narratives regarding it are concerned.


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