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Kan Kan - Always Changing Trains (Works 1980-1983) White Vinyl Edition
A1Blue Tango
A2Changing Trains
A3Laugh Clown Laugh
A5Phone Call
A6Silent Partner
B2Marching Marching
B3Memories And Dreams
B4The Informer
B5Film Noir
B6The Watchmaker
C1Apartment 100
C3Champagne Smiles
C4Love Is A Shot In The Dark
C5War Crys
C6He Walked By Night
C7Dissolve And Fade
D1Deja Vu
D2Boys And Girls Come Out To Play
D3Beat On The Drum
D5The Ballad Of Joe Public
D6Cut Yourself Shaving
D7The Words Of Love

Kan Kan
Always Changing Trains (Works 1980-1983) White Vinyl Edition

Geheimnis | Item No: 377791
Vinyl LP | 2014 / EU – Original | New
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With its 15th release, Geheimnis Rec. changes its course and moves towards the misty alleys of London’s Post Punk/New Wave/ New Romantic era. Born on a grey autumn afternoon in 1979, “Kan Kan” was a pure British new wave band, which released only two EPs (“Changing Trains” in 1981 and “The Informer” in 1982), one 7’’ single (“Film Noir” in 1980 and also contributed the song, “Phone Call” to the legendary compilation “East Of Croydon” (1981).
Their frontman, the quite theatrical, Patrick Dinnen along with Graham McGill, Michael Harding, Tom Casey and Flavia Malim (with the occasional addition of other session musicians) represented the change of spirit that blew over punk rock at the end of the 70’s, which was transformed little by little into something more melodic, romantic and artistic...
This was the time of New Romantics, post punk, secret gigs in London, dark glamour – all in the shadow of the right-wing reign of Margaret Thatcher. There were “secret events” in clubs in London, where people took over a venue and transformed it for one night. One such venue was The Scala Cinema in London – it was a stylish Art Deco cinema where all-night events were staged. That was Kan Kan's first ever gig. Later on after many live concerts, they were asked to play support for such bands as Killing Joke, A Flock of Seagulls, Mary Wilson, The Thompson Twins and the Boomtown Rats. The “big bang” of the post punk/new wave era !
From the beginning, Kan Kan was always theatrical – the songs and images were intense, heightened, like “films for the mind”, stories for the audience’s imagination - songs about outsiders, and people broken and restored by love, meetings in stations, border crossings - footsteps, statues, clowns, a world of suspicion where nothing is certain apart from uncertainty...
John Peel played the EP “Changing Trains” consistently and featured them on a session at the BBC ... But suddenly during 1983, the band split up, leaving us “as their legacy” two EPs and one 7’’. They never succeed in releasing a full length LP.
In May 16th, 2014, after 2 years of collecting lost material, Geheimnis Records presents a complete anthology of all tracks – both released and unreleased – on a double gatefold highly collectable compilation album, in 332 hand-numbered copies, half of them on white and half on black vinyl, remastered and restored by Chris Manolitsis on February and March 2014.
Item Details
Item No:377791
Artist:Kan Kan
Titel:Always Changing Trains (Works 1980-1983) White Vinyl Edition
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2014
Available since:18.07.2014
Price: 22,99 € 18,39 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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