August 29, 2023

Fingerprintz - Beat Noir (1981)

*Promotional LP not intended for consumer sale. 
Photos of the record are included in the RAR file.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: New Wave
Label Number: TEES 1001

© 1981 Stiff America
After being dropped by Virgin due to lack of interest in the American market, hipper-than-thou English indie label Stiff signed the 'Printz and released their oddest record. The songs didn't depart from O'Neill's usual concerns (angst, urban anomie); the rock/pop influences of the preceding records gave way to a funkier, near reggae, backbeat. More than any of their other recordings, Beat Noir is rhythmically dense, a little intimidating at first, but a joy once you get to know it.

 tags: fingerprintz, fingerprints, beat noir, 1981, flac,


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