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Fire Engines

Fire Engines, out of Glasgow, Scotland, only existed for a couple of years between 1980 and 1981 and only cut one full-length record, 1981’sLubricate Your Living Room. Part of the Scottish post-punk scene, they were the feral cousin of bands like Orange Juice and Joseph K. Theyrefused, until the very end, to slather over their difficult grooves with conventional melody or sweeten it with sustained notes of any kind. Theirsongs were abrasive, off-putting, riffs constructed out of notes that would never fit into the same key, let alone the same chord. A good half oftheir catalogue was inst ...read more

Fire Engines, out of Glasgow, Scotland, only existed for a couple of years between 1980 and 1981 and only cut one full-length record, 1981’sLubricate Your Living Room. Part of the Scottish post-punk scene, they were the feral cousin of bands like Orange Juice and Joseph K. Theyrefused, until the very end, to slather over their difficult grooves with conventional melody or sweeten it with sustained notes of any kind. Theirsongs were abrasive, off-putting, riffs constructed out of notes that would never fit into the same key, let alone the same chord. A good half oftheir catalogue was instrumental-only. Where there were vocals, they tended to be buried in the mix, emerging, yelping and bloody. nosed, atodd intervals. « hide

Similar Bands: Franz Ferdinand, Gang of Four, Young Marble Giants

Lubricate Your Living Room
1980

3.5
3 Votes

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