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From a
background working in left-wing English fringe theatre groups, Punishment Of
Luxury were a four-man post-punk band formed in December 1976 in the north-east
of England, and released a single, ‘Puppet Life’ on the Small Wonder label in
June 1978.

In 1979 they
signed to United Artists and released the single ‘Jellyfish’/’Engine Of Excess’
and the album Laughing
Academy. 1980 saw the
release of the single Secrets/Brain Bomb. All received critical acclaim and
sold well. 

An extensive
European tour followed and United Artists sent the band into the studio to
record another album, a concept album to be called Gigantic Days. However while the recording was still going on,
United Artists were taken over by EMI, who dropped the band.

This, their
debut album has long been out of print and sought after in the CD format, now
thanks to a licensing deal with EMI it’s available again.

The new package
features new notes by respected journalist Malcolm Dome who speaks to founder
member Neville about his experiences in the band at the time.  It also has as an enhanced booklet with rare
photos and memorabilia. 

 

 

Weight 200 kg
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1. PUPPET LIFE  2. FUNK ME    3. THE MESSAGE 4.  ALL WHITE JACK 5. OBSESSION 6.RADAR BUG / METROPOLIS   7.    BRITISH BABOON    8.    BABALON 9.EXCESS BLEEDING HEART 10. LAUGHING ACADEMY   BONUS TRACKS 11. SECRETS A-SIDE  12. BRAIN BOMB B-SIDE SECRETS 13. ENGINE OF EXCESS     A-SIDE 14. JELLYFISH      B-SIDE ENGINE OF EXCESS 15. BABY DON’T JUMP    B-SIDE LAUGHING ACADEMY

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