Colossal Youth (album) by Young Marble Giants
In total, there are 2 music albums by Young Marble Giants which appear in the greatest album charts and Colossal Youth is ranked as the best.
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Colossal Youth track list
|1.||Searching for Mr. Night||79/100 (9 votes)|
|2.||Include Me Out||77/100 (6 votes)|
|3.||Taxi||76/100 (6 votes)|
|4.||Eating Noddemix||78/100 (8 votes)|
|5.||Constantly Changing||78/100 (7 votes)|
|6.||N.I.T.A.||78/100 (7 votes)|
|7.||Colossal Youth||77/100 (6 votes)|
|8.||Music for Evenings||79/100 (7 votes)|
|9.||Man Amplifier||76/100 (6 votes)|
|10.||Choco Loni||78/100 (7 votes)|
|11.||Wurlitzer Jukebox||78/100 (7 votes)|
|12.||Salad Days||77/100 (6 votes)|
|13.||Credit in the Straight World||79/100 (8 votes)|
|14.||Brand-New-Life||78/100 (6 votes)|
|15.||Wind in the Rigging||77/100 (6 votes)|
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Rough Trade at their finest.
For about two years in the early 80s the only two albums I listened to were "Private Parts" by Robert Ashley and this album "Colossal Youth" by Young Marble Giants. Alison's voice was so sublimely melancoly and her pristine voice was the perfect musical vehicle for Stuart's dark existential lyrics. YMG's trademark sound centered around a weird mix of Philip's steel-hawser bass, Stuart's punchy rhythm guitar (played on a mapleglo Rickenbacker 425) and haunting, rhythmic Galanti electric organ lines, with Statton's vocals tentatively suspended in the space between them, their sound was unlike anything anyone had heard before. The fourth member of the band, Peter Joyce never appeared on stage with the bands but was a key player in the YMG sound. Joyce was a telephone engineer and an electronics whizz, who had made his own synthesiser from a kit. This was a small touch-sensitive keyboard with an attache case-like box of circuitry, with several knobs and dials. It made sounds similar to Eno's synths in the early Roxy Music and Kraftwerk, who employed similar 'low-tech/high-tech' electronics. The YMGs used tape recordings of Peter's home-made drum machine in the studio to record "Colossal Youth." "Colossal Youth" is important because the quirky and eccentric music of YMG became a touchstone a whole new generation of low tech electronica rockers like East River Pipe, Aphex Twin, Luna, Mazzy Star, Magnetic Fields, Will Oldham & Beck. I was lucky enough to see YMG during their first and only American tour at CBGBs in New York and I still have a primative film of that concert. After YMG broke up Alison formed a world music band with Spike and issued three excellent albums and Stuart made an album called "SignalPath." Both Alison's and Stuart's efforts were excellent but none of their post-YMG efforts became the musical zeitgeist that "Colossal Youth" was in 1979 when pop music stood at the crossroads of the punk rebellion & emerging post-punk indie music. YMG have periodically reunited and played concerts in England, Wales and other destinations in Europe, since 2007. Find out more about the current YMG adventures at their MySpace page @ http://www.myspace.com/youngmarblegiants
This really should be one of my most foavurite albums ever. The whole idea of it... something must have went wrong somewhere. Maybe my copy never played the Young Marble Giants?
Love the sound and lyrics. I just find that many songs end before they have a chance to begin.
I have to agree. Brilliant piece of minimal songwriting. The sound is amazing. Their last single, "Final Day", included on this version of the LP, is 1'40'' of pure genius.
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