Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Leeds post-punk classic turns 30

Artist: Delta 5
Title: Mind Your Own Business
Label: Kill Rock Stars
Release date: Fall 2009

Kill Rock Stars has commemorated the 30th anniversary of this classic single with this re-release of the original Rough Trade a-side plus a special mix by postpunk giant/signature forger Peter Hook, credited here as Man Ray

"Mind Your Own Business" is a great song, from its iconic opening lyrics ("Can I have a taste of your ice cream?") to its establishing of Delta 5's rudimentary guitar riffs on top of dance beats sound.

The remix isn't half bad, though this was already a dance tune to begin with. Techno lovers may like this, though ironically Delta 5 could be called a dance band for people who hate that dreaded, drug addled beast that snuck into the music world a decade later.

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