Friday, November 11, 2011

Alison Statton Front Cover

This edition of music paper Sounds is from May 1980 and features Alison Statton of Cardiff post-punk band Young Marble Giants on the front cover. She is subverting expectations by being all jolly. On vinyl her cool, dispassionate vocals provided a perfect complement to the eerie sonic meanderings of the Moxham brothers. The band’s one and only album, Colossal Youth, still sounds astonishingly fresh today. If you don't own a copy buy it -it's phenomenal. Their most famous fan was, of course, Kurt Cobain. Listening to melancholy records by the Young Marble Giants certainly never did him any harm. Ahem.