Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In Strict Tempo
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Dave Ball the synth player,songwritter in Soft Cell re-issues his debut 1983 studio album. Featuring guest artists that include Gavin Friday and Genesis P.Orridge. Produced by Flood who went onto great success with Depeche... more »
Dave Ball the synth player,songwritter in Soft Cell re-issues his debut 1983 studio album. Featuring guest artists that include Gavin Friday and Genesis P.Orridge. Produced by Flood who went onto great success with Depeche Mode, U2 & Smashing Pumpkins. Some Bizarre 2007.
You're entitled to your opinion...
K. Jones | Arizona, USA | 09/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
""This has been touted as some sort of "lost" masterpiece - it should have remained lost...worst $26.99 I've ever spent." - Herr X
You're entitled to your opinion, even if that happens to be a stupid opinion. the CD was reissued just as it was issued on vinyl, and Dave Ball released it as 'untracked' on vinyl. BTW, 'Rednecks' is an absolutely brilliant, tongue-in-cheek send-up, but in fairness to the misopinionated (a 'Bushism,' btw) it's probably not worth $26.99.
'In Strict Tempo' is an important addition to the collection of any Dave Ball (The Grid) fan because it's part of his musical evolution. He was experimenting with sound & style with this non-Soft Cell album, just as Marc Almond was experimenting with his non-Soft Cell 'side project,' Marc & The Mambas ('Untitled,' and 'Torment & Torreros'), which later evolved into Marc Almond with The Willing Sinners (then, Marc Almond and La Magia, and now just 'Mark Almond') after Soft Cell's This Last Night In Sodom LP (1983/'84).
Believe it or not, The Grid wouldn't be what it is today without his 'In Strict Tempo' LP... or Dave Ball's work in Ornamental ('No Pain' Ep), Englishboy On The Loveranch ('The Man In Your Life' and 'Sex Vigilante' 12-inches, although the latter was also issued are an extremely H-to-F CD5) or his producing for The Virgin Prunes.
If you're a real fan of The Grid, and Dave Ball (and Marc Almond & Soft Cell), you'll have all of t-H-is stuff. '-)"