This Kind Of Punishment

This Kind Of Punishment
This Kind Of Punishment
This Kind Of Punishment

A personal favourite this, reissued by Superior Viaduct. The price-tag is offputting, I know, but anyone bewitched - now or ever - by the peculiarly beautiful weft and weave of post-Clean New Zealand guitar music needs a copy of this extraordinary 1983 album, Peter and Graeme Jefferies' debut as TKOP. One of the greatest and, until now, hardest-to-get-hold-of entries in the Flying Nun catalogue, its songs are, like The Clean's, a third-eye-opening combination of grandeur and understatement, combining a droning garage/psych-pop classicism with post-punk economy. But UNLIKE The Clean, This Kind Of Punishment favour a dark, demolished-man intensity, their emotionally ambiguous vocals levitating over sparse, haunted, mildewy arrangements that presage the more out-there/unclassifiable DIY of Xpressway. Just phenomenal. 

 

 

£24.99