Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Logo #182: General Public
Because after slamming Death for a few hours, you really want to listen to "Tenderness" by General Public, don't you? Designed by Chris Morton for their 1984 LP "All The Rage." I.R.S. Records has a rather sweet memorial for all their label roster who have shuffled off (to Buffalo) this mortal coil. There's poor Bryan Gregory (February 20, 1951 - January 10, 2001) of The Cramps, Buzzcocks and Joy Division producer Martin "Zero" Hannett (May 31, 1948 - April 18, 1991), and Annelle Zingarelli (April 1, 1961 - October 23, 1983) of...Nazi Bitch and the Jews?!? Dave Wakeling lives in southern California and if you lived in a small town on the outskirts of Los Angeles in the '90s, it seemed really weird to hear about him playing Xenon West in Ventura or something. General Public, which had Mick Jones from The Clash as their original guitarist, as well as some members of Dexys Midnight Runners, formed in the wake of the breakup of The Beat, which has recently reunited.