Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Show: Enjoy Sensations 12"

I'm back on U.S. soil after traipsing around Europe with my girlfriend for the majority of September. Naturally, we visited many, many record stores, and some gambles with cheap unknown records certainly paid off, I'll be sharing some of those in the coming months, starting with this post punk/darkwave obscurity by The Show.
The Show were a German band who released their sole 12"/7" on a small Spanish label, Pasarela (a label whose only legacy that I knew of was the release of the extremely rare "Untitled" compilation) . The Show's use of synths, great dark guitar hooks, and drum machines
(especially on the excellent track My Sensation) puts them in good company, reminding me of dark post-punk bands like Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and BFG. I'm a bit surprised this record has flown under the radar for so long (although the title track has at least found its way to youtube), as it's a pretty great little piece of post-punk.

The Show: Enjoy Sensations 12"
1988, Pasarela Records

A1 My Sensation
A2 Daily Market
B1 Mankind

Click here to listen!

4 comments:

TymexPyres said...

A lost gem! Thnk u

Anonymous said...

Nice post and thanks for your efforts! Are you able to post this Untitled Compilation? Can't find it anywhere, but also not easy to search for... I'd be very interested in! Cheers Silvio

ErgĂ´ Felix Culpa said...

Hello, I appreciate this album. I had time searching without success. I also own a website where underground rock distributed (Post Punk, Batcave, New Wave, Experimental, Gothic Rock, etc). I've linked to my site and I hope you can integrate into your list of blogs: http://ergofelixculpa.blogspot.mx/

Thank you very much and good day.

Milord Teum said...

Merry Xmas to you and family and thanks for all 2013 good and freaky albums.best wishes from Spain