Au Pairs - Playing With A Different Sex (Pink Vinyl)

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ITEM#: 15446123

Opening with the tongue in cheek "We're So Cool," the Au Pairs' debut record is a stunner, from Lesley Woods' scratchy guitar and declamatory vocals to lead guitarist Paul Foad's brittle soloing. This is an uncompromising, defiant record that asks no quarter; gender roles are turned upside down, hetero- and homosexual relationships put under a microscope, and theories about sex and sexuality turned inside out. Similarly, the tense political situation in Northern Ireland is harrowingly addressed in "Armagh," which details Tory-sanctioned torture and sexual abuse of wrongly imprisoned Irish women. An unflinching look at the world, Playing with a Different Sex is one of the great, and perhaps forgotten, post-punk records. The CD reissue on RPM adds eight significant bonus cuts from 1979-1981 singles, which include different versions of tracks from the album and some songs which didn't make it onto the LP in any form. ~ John Dougan

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UPC 899458001505
Type Performer
Genre Rock & Pop
Sub Genre New Wave
Label Drastic Plastic Records
Number of Discs 1
Format Vinyl LP
Sub Format LP
Spars Coding DDD
Artists Au Pairs
Dimensions 6.0x4.0x0.5
Country of Origin United States

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