Clinic – Wheeltappers And Shunters

After an unprecedented seven year break, Clinic, Liverpool’s cherished post-punk pop experimentalists return with album number eight. The unusual name is taken from the long-forgotten 1970s ITV variety show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, compered by Bernard Manning, which recreated the smoky, boozy atmosphere of Northern working men's clubs for a sofa-bound audience. This album is neither a celebration nor a denigration of the culture of the era in which Blackburn and his collaborator-in-chief, Hartley, grew up. “It’s a satirical take on British culture - high and low,”explains Blackburn. “It fascinates me that people look back on the 1970s as the glory days. It’s emerged that there was a darker, more perverse side to that time. When you look back on it now it was quite clearly there in mainstream culture.”

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  • Künstler*in

    Clinic

  • Herkunft

    UK

  • Titel

    Wheeltappers And Shunters

  • Format

    Album

  • 10.05.2019

  • Label

    Domino Records

  • Kontakt

    Fabienne Schmuki

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