BN.com Gift Guide

The 5 EPs

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After releasing a 7," 12," and album of deeply derivative but occasionally excellent post-punk, Disco Inferno turned a corner and went on a remarkable run of five EPs -- one for Cheree, four for Rough Trade -- issued from 1992 through 1994. Those releases, inspired by the sampling likes of Young Gods and the Bomb Squad yet reminiscent of neither and utterly unique, are compiled in full on this disc. These short-form releases, like the band's second and third albums (D.I. Go Pop, Technicolour), largely deal in turbulent collisions of layered noise, heaving rhythms, and buried melodies. They fluctuate in feeling from eerie and unsettling ("A Rock to Cling To," "From the ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $8.44   
  • New (3) from $10.25   
  • Used (1) from $8.44   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After releasing a 7," 12," and album of deeply derivative but occasionally excellent post-punk, Disco Inferno turned a corner and went on a remarkable run of five EPs -- one for Cheree, four for Rough Trade -- issued from 1992 through 1994. Those releases, inspired by the sampling likes of Young Gods and the Bomb Squad yet reminiscent of neither and utterly unique, are compiled in full on this disc. These short-form releases, like the band's second and third albums (D.I. Go Pop, Technicolour), largely deal in turbulent collisions of layered noise, heaving rhythms, and buried melodies. They fluctuate in feeling from eerie and unsettling ("A Rock to Cling To," "From the Devil to the Deep Blue Sky") to merrily cartoonish ("A Night on the Tiles," "It's a Kid's World"). Crause's sharp lyrics are often delivered with a casual viciousness, articulating equal levels of disdain toward racism and romance, with the latter attacked over gorgeously ringing
ippling guitars for "Love Stepping Out," a lonely hearts club fantasy: "Punching women, kicking men/Five on one, one on ten/These fuckers getting all that they deserve/It's just tricks with mirrors." This compilation was long overdue but handled with great care; the artwork falls in line with the original releases, and the booklet contains a lengthy essay along with press clippings. Disco Inferno were borderline genius, but it's not hard to understand why Blur and the Cranberries reached more ears.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • UPC: 020286166535
  • Catalog Number: 1082
  • Sales rank: 162,044

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disco Inferno Primary Artist
Ian Crause Guitar, Vocals
Paul Willmott Bass
Rob Whatley Drums
Technical Credits
David Howell Liner Notes
Ian Crause Composer
Paul Willmott Composer
Rob Whatley Composer
David Stubbs Interviewer
Toby Glanville Cover Photo
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously