Saturday, February 20

Maximum Joy

"Bristol, England-based post-punk band Maximum Joy were formed in 1979 by trumpeter and saxophonist Tony Wrafter -- following the breakup of his previous band Glaxo Babies -- and vocalist and clarinetist Janine Rainforth. Bassist Dan Catsis and drummer Charlie Llewellin, both of whom were also in Glaxo Babies, eventually joined up, as did former Pop Group guitarist John Waddington. There were some lineup changes during the band's short existence, including the addition of a young Nellee Hooper. Signed to the Y label, Maximum Joy issued a trio of 12" and 7" singles, highlighted by 'Stretch,' prior to recording Station MXJY (1982), their lone album, with Adrian Sherwood. ..."
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YouTube: Stretch, Why Can't We Live Together, Building Bridges, White & Green Place (extraterrestrial mix), In The Air, "In The Air" Dub, Simmer till Done (7" version), Funk Rock Inspirations, Silent Street & Silent Dub, John Peel 12th September 1981, Kid Jensen

2010 August: 99 Records