Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mick Milk- Songs for citizens ,demo tape,1982-3,UK

Wonderful minimal synth discovery from 1983, unreleased as far as i know. Would appeal to all minimal wave fans!Quircky synth sounds all over!No pic sleeve.

get it here


Anonymous said...

I have heard this before offa soulseek. And yes, I agree completely, and awesome record. From what I heard this was recorded on the label Mann Parrish. Supposedly this dude had a '12 inch out too. Sometjhing or other' nuclear....'. I would love to hear this too. I love this album. I have had it for about a year now. I would recommend this to anyone digging this kinda material. Reminds me of a giddy mix of Snowy Red and Wall of Voodoo. It's very good to see this here:)


Anonymous said...

At least, that is what I was told from a source I inquired of about him. Sometimes we are misled:) So, don't fully quote me...


Anonymous said...

this is a fantastic discovery, Jim.
thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Have to thank you for this one. What a sound!

withwolveseyedance said...

thanks for bringing this to my attention (!), its amazing this fell thru the cracks

Mutant Sounds:
fantasic album, thanks, and thanks for your blog, its on my hotlist for firefox, i visit you everyday, but I dont like to tell too many people, the music on here is too good to share with just anyone .... (hehe)

oldskool said...

This is wonderful. Snowy Red plus Wall Of Voodoo is a good comparison, though the singing reminds me more of early Men Without Hats. Fantastic sounds and tunes all over! Even the instrumental tracks are great. Thank you for this treasure!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that one of the istrumental tracks on here is the theme to the cartoon "Peanuts". I wonder if Charles Schultz would have liked the new wave electro version. Oh yeah, I agree. The singing does sound alot like early Men Without Hats.

Bill MOREE said...

I saw him play live in Soho (NYC) at Greene Street, must have been the winter of 1981-82.
He played alone with a keyboard, everything else prerecorded on a big boombox.
Fun show.
A bunch of us went that night because Lara knew him from back home, Buffalo NY I think. I presumed that Mick Milk was from there too.
I remember that night was the first snowfall of the year.
Later I bought the vinyl from a record shop in Greenwich Village. (It wasn't huge, but it was released and in stock.)

Thanks. I've wanted to find an mp3 copy of this for a long time.

TymexPyres said...

A friend of mine made me aware today that this fellow has a web site with pictures, and downloads of this, and unreleased material. Not sure when he made it though, as I had searched some time back, and came up with nothing.

Anonymous said...

here is a link to Man Parrish's work

Anonymous said...

I've been mining a lot of these old MS posts and it took me this long to finally get around to hearing this one!'s just..incredibly great. Thanks! haha