Basement 5

1965-1980 / In Dub

Released 10/27/17 Label PIAS Genre New Wave & Post Punk Cat no. pias6580cd

$14.99

The long forgotten yet seminal work of Basement 5 on CD for the first time in 25 Years. The CD includes both 1965-1980 and In Dub with rare and unseen images and quotes.

The album was produced by sonic alchemist Martin Hannett. Partly formed out of the Art Department of London's Island Records HQ in 1978, Basement 5 were an innovative and highly original black Post-Punk group who created a kind of politically charged, futurist Dub. Their lyrics were an attempt to reflect the situation of young people in Britain in the era of Thatcherism, high unemployment, strikes, racism, and working class poverty. The seething resentment, dub noise and sheet metal riffage was welded into a mighty sound by Hannett that stands the test of time. For fans of PIL, Killing Joke and the dub parts of the Ruts.