The Work: Slow Crimes LP and 7"

MEGAPHONE and KNOCK ‘EM DEAD are thrilled to present the vinyl reissue of 1982’s Slow Crimes by The Work. Reissued on CD with bonus tracks by Megaphone in 1991, Slow Crimes is a little-known treasure of transformative magnitude. The Work were formed in 1979 by saxophonist TIM HODGKINSON (following the dissolution of HENRY COW), guitarist BILL GILONIS, bassist MICK HOBBS, and drummer RICK WILSON, although Slow Crimes showcases each member on a variety of instruments. Also featured is CATHERINE JAUNIAUX on guest vocals throughout the album.

The Work’s inaugural LP release, Slow Crimes is so a rabidly articulate that it presides over and resides in a world very much unto itself. While falling within the loosest guidelines of “post-punk,” the term is a misnomer, for the textural intricacies and distinct deliberacy throughout Slow Crimes bespeak both an utterly unique collective identity and a startling fluency with its own language. It takes the vibrant urgency of punk rock and catalyzes it into a continually fascinating mosaic.

ONLY at Knock'em Dead Records, the Grey Mixed Vinyl Edition (180 gram vinyl) - limited to 100 copies. Coming with a bonus 7” single (rare hard-to-find compilation tracks “Anxious about Meaning” and “One Swallow”)­­­­, this reissue is an occasion to be celebrated.

Tracks and Sample list

LP

1. Nearly Empty
02:59

2. Balance
02:22

3. Pop
04:46

4. Flies
02:25

5. Like This
02:56

6. Knives
03:32

7. Cain & Abel
04:17

8. State Room
03:27

9. Brickyard
04:42

10. Do It
02:22

11. Le Travail
03:37

12. Maggot Song
02:46

7"

1. Anxious (About Meaning)
02:44

2. One Swallow
07:05

Release Details

Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, GREY MIXED COLORED VINYL + Picture Sleeve 7"
Original Release: 1982
Released: 2014
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Art Rock, Experimental

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