Cult Manchester post-punks The Mothmen share track from ‘Pay Attention!’ on On-U Sound

By on May 11, 2015
The Mothmen

The Mothmen emerged from the ashes of two legendary Manchester groups – comedy/satire band Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and the first line-up of Factory Records band The Durutti Column. They also contributed to the beginnings of longrunning dub collective Suns Of Arqa.

 

Band members Chris Joyce and Tony Bowers went onto become the rhythm section in the classic 80s line-up of Simply Red, whilst multi-instrumentalist Bob Harding ran lauded reggae reissue label Blood & Fire. Tragically, guitarist Dave Rowbotham was murdered in 1991, but was immortalised in the Happy Mondays song “Cowboy Dave”.

 

A missing part of the early On-U Sound Records story restored to life and a great example of early-80s UK DIY post-punk music. At times exhibiting psych-tinged tunefulness on tracks such as “Not Moving” and “Change Direction” (or their unreleased cover of Syd Barrett’s “Vegetable Man”). Other tracks are heavier, such as the trance-inducing repetitive rhythms of “Mothman” which recalls 70s German groups such as Can or Amon Düül II.

 

Watch the trailer here – https://youtu.be/pM86_DQTOXE

Pay Attention!

LP Tracklist:

Side A

  1. Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle
  2. Animal Animaux
  3. Not Moving
  4. Factory / Teapoint / Factory
  5. Please Let Go
  6. Tardis (Sweep Is Dead, Long Live Sweep)

Side B

  1. Mothman

Download card bonus tracks

  1. Change Direction
  2. Vegetable Man
  3. Does It Matter Irene? (radio session version)
  4. Return Of The Mozabites
  5. Paintings Of A Cave
  6. Afghani Dub

 

CD Tracklist:

Pay Attention!

  1. Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle
  2. Animal Animaux
  3. Not Moving
  4. Factory / Teapoint / Factory
  5. Please Let Go
  6. Tardis (Sweep Is Dead, Long Live Sweep)
  7. Mothman

Bonus tracks

  1. Change Direction
  2. Vegetable Man
  3. Does It Matter Irene? (radio session version)
  4. Return Of The Mozabites
  5. Paintings Of A Cave
  6. Afghani Dub

 

PRE-ORDER LINK https://bleep.com/release/59582-the-mothmen-pay-attention

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