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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: LIB-5085
  • Format: CD
  • UPC: 089353508524
  • Street Date: 06/07/24
  • PreBook Date: 05/03/24
  • Label: Liberation Hall »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 76:41 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Year of Production: 2006
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD


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APB - The Radio 1 Sessions

Scottish post-punk band APB nineteen track collection recorded for the BBC radio from 1981-84 featuring fifteen tracks previously unavailable

APB - The Radio 1 Sessions
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In 1979, APB was formed in the small rural town of Aberdeen, Scotland. Taking inspiration from the D.I.Y. ("Do It Yourself") spirit of punk rock, teenagers Iain Slater (singer, bassist), Glenn Roberts (guitar), and George Cheyne (drums) rehearsed relentlessly and signed with local independent Oily Records at the dawn of the 1980s. The band's trademark post-punk dance rhythms were there from the start, with debut single "Shoot You Down" crackling with serrated guitar and Slater's native vocal inflections. APB was in lock step with similarly militaristic dance factions of the time -- Gang of Four, Au Pairs, Delta 5 -- but their own music was more celebratory and inclusive. Everyone was invited to an APB party. "When I bought the second APB single, 'Shoot You Down,' I was blown away by the pure energy and sparse funk groove that drove the record," said Matt Pinfield, former host of MTV's 120 Minutes. "Over the course of the next few years, I saw the band live about 15 times. They would always pack clubs in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island -- anywhere they received airplay." In 2018's Beastie Boy Book, band member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horowitz referred to "Shoot You Down" as a "punk dance-floor classic." Over their 40 plus year career the Scottish post-punk band has released three studio albums and one singles compilation "Something to Believe In". The Radio 1 sessions compiles nineteen tracks recorded for the BBC radio featuring fifteen tracks never available on any APB recording. The performances were recorded throughout 1981-84 on various radio shows hosted by legendary UK DJs, John Peel, David Jensen and Peter Powell.


Track Listing

  • My Love (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  • Higher the Climb (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  • Crooner’s Lullaby (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  • From You and Back To You (John Peel Session, 12/23/81)
  • Danceability (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  • Crazy Grey (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  • Stop Before I Go (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  • Out Of Town (David Jensen Session, 5/23/82)
  • Got It In One (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  • Play It (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  • Wonderdrug (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  • Back Inside Your Heart (John Peel Session, 12/13/82)
  • Hypnotic Love Affair (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  • Don’t Close the Door (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  • Take Me To A Good Place (Peter Powell Session, 8/9/83)
  • What Kind Of Girl? (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  • You Can’t Have Her (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  • Something To Believe In (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)
  • So Many Broken Hearts (David Jensen Session, 3/29/84)

Sales Points

  • Classic rare radio shows from legendary BBC radio DJs-John Peel, David Jensen and Peter Powell
  • The fourth release in Liberation Hall's catalog campaign for the 1980s post-punk band
  • In Adam Horowitz “Beastie Boy Book” he described the APB song “I’d Like To Shoot You Down” as 'a punk dance-floor classic. I love it’
  • Big following in the northeast due to extensive touring starting in the mid 80s and into the 2020s
  • Features fifteen tracks never previously available on any other APB recording.
  • Features radio performance versions of three APB classics-What Kind of Girl, Something to Believe In and Danceability
  • For fans of post-punk funk bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, The Rapture
  • Actively touring with US dates planned for 2024

Press Quotes

The production had a sparser sound which recalled early albums by The Cure, but it was also much more accessible and could easily gain airplay whilst still being embraced by the underground scene.

     —Fear and Loathing Fanzine

A band that have influenced household names like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand, these early songs truly prove how ahead of their time APB were, and the timelessness and technical musicianship sounds great to a first time listener like me

     —Take Effect


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