You know this band. You've heard "I'll Melt With You" about a million times in your life, but you probably can't remember a single other Modern English song, can you? It's ok, neither can anyone else. And that's a damn shame, because they have a really nice catalogue if you want to do just a little digging.
Signed to 4AD in 1980, their other material borrows more influence from post punk than you'd suspect from their biggest hit. "Life In The Gladhouse" is by far my favorite Modern English song, and if you know what a fan of Gang of Four I am, you'll not be surprised. Taken from their 1982 release After The Snow, the title track for which I highly recommend to New Order fans.
Posted: January 15th, 2011
at 5:03pm by qbot
Tagged with 1982, after the snow, british, gang of four, gary mcdowell, i'll melt with you, joy division, life in the gladhouse, michael conroy, modern english, new wave, post punk, richard brown, robbie grey, stephen walker, this mortal coil
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