ZOUNDS - SINGLES & EPS 1980-1984 7" Box Set
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English anarchist post-punk band Zounds had an altogether darker and more polished sound than that of their peers. Formed in 1977, the group cut a demo and sent it to Crass, who signed them to their own label and released their 1980 debut 7-inch, Can’t Cheat Karma. Rough Trade picked up Zounds for their next single, 1981’s Demystification, and issued their sole LP, The Curse of Zounds!, in 1982. Two non-LP singles, the Mikey Dread-produced Dancing and More Trouble Coming Every Day, appeared later in the year. Zounds garnered critical acclaim, but their releases slipped under the radar of most listeners outside the anarchist punk community. Exhaustion and dissatisfaction set in, and after a final EP, 1983’s La Vache Qui Rit, the group called it quits. The deluxe reissue of Zounds’ original 7-inch releases comes as a box set with a download card and buttons. All five records include exact replica sleeves.