Friday, February 3, 2012

Sound Ceremony


Self-Released [1979] / One Kind Favor [2012]

OKF 002

This record was an immediate result of a literal post-punk/new wave movement in the U.K. that happened at the end of the 70's. With artists like Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe rising to fame for their trademarked "guy and his electric guitar" sound, it seemed only natural for Ron Warren Ganderton of Sound Ceremony to throw on a fancy tie and sling a Gibson SG around his neck. The results were a totally bizarre blend of slide guitar, classic rock 'n roll riffs, and somewhat manic vocals. It's the sort of record that should have been picked up by Stiff before the 80's hit, but wasn't, leaving this gem to be nearly forgotten until now.

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