Double album package from cult Manchester band Dislocation Dance including "The Ruins Of Manchester" (2011) and "Cromer" (2005).
Tracklist: The Ruins of Manchester 1. Yes 2. Stop Breathing 3. Snakes & Ladders 4. August Sun 5. Night & Day 6. Between the Lines 7. Crash 8. The Ruins of Manchester 9. Never Be the Same 10. Hangfire 11. Mesmerised 12. Get On Home 13. Yes (Reprise)
The Ruins of Manchester/Cromer. A two-disc package that brought together both the reunion album for most of the original lineup plus a further release with a slightly different lineup, The Ruins of Manchester/Cromer is the kind of engaging release that makes no pretense about changing the world when it's composed of veteran performers who just want to have an enjoyable time. Common enough throughout much of music, perhaps, but Dislocation Dance 's eye and ear for understated funk/post-punk with a certain retrospective glance make these efforts almost perfectly conceived. Cromer, originally released in 2005, kicks.
Dislocation Dance are a post-punk band from Manchester, England. The group's original line-up is obscure; their first EP, a self-titled 7" as a co-release between two labels, Delicate Issues and New Hormones recorded in May 1980, lists its line-up as 'B' on vocals and keyboard; 'Don' on drums; 'Ian' on vocals and guitar, and 'Paul' on bass, but also mentions 'Past members of the band' as Rod Bloor, Kathryn Way, Tim Glasser, Ian Rogers (drummer, who subsequently joined Blue Orchids) and Julie Gask.
Dislocation Dance reformed for a Japanese tour in 2000, and a new album, Cromer, in 2005. With Runacres now joined by bassist and writing partner Phil Lukes, the group have recorded a brand new album, The Ruins of Manchester, released here by LTM with the overlooked Cromer set included as a bonus disc. Both albums call upon personal history,’ explains Ian Runacres. Cromer evokes childhood summers on the Norfolk coast, while Ruin. eflects an affection for a pre-renaissance, pre-90s investment Manchester. Nevertheless both are trademark Dislocation Dance: melodic, bubbly and serene.
The Ruins of Manchester/Cromer. The Ruins of Manchester. Limited two CD set including the band's 2005 album Cromer, as a bonus disc. 2012 album from the Manchester Post-Punk band.
In 1981, Dislocation Dance released their debut album, Music Music Music; in addition, they performed live for pioneering British DJ John Peel. When vocalist Kathryn Way joined Dislocation Dance, the band almost sounded like a distaff version of Liverpool's the Pale Fountains, a group Diagram was also a member of. After recording their second LP, 1984's Midnight Shift, Dislocation Dance disintegrated. Diagram eventually joined James; he also formed the Spaceheads. In 1999, Vinyl Japan released Dislocation Dance's BBC Sessions from 1981-1982.
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|Disc 1 - The Ruins Of Manchester|
|1.3||Snakes & Ladders||3:39|
|1.5||Night & Day||4:18|
|1.6||Between The Lines||4:10|
|1.8||The Ruins Of Manchester||4:05|
|1.9||Never Be The Same||4:27|
|1.12||Get On Home||4:25|
|Disc 2 - Cromer|
|2.1||Sanctuary On A Train||4:35|
|2.3||What Can The Matter Be?||3:35|
|2.4||Broken In Two||4:14|
|2.5||Button Your Lip||5:21|
|2.8||I Went Home||3:40|
|2.10||Long Way Down||3:39|
|2.11||Your Beautiful Friends||3:44|
|2.12||The Life And Soul||4:32|
|2.14||All In Your Head / Headlong||5:29|