Here is a mysterious 7" from a UK band called Persons Unknown. I have seen this 7" only a handful of times before, and thought I would share it and help make at least a couple of the persons more, well... known. This was somewhat of a side project of Missing Presumed Dead, whose LPs and 7" were posted on Mutant Sounds a while back. Peter-Paul Hartnett, singer of the early incarnation of MPD, is the singer on this 7", and sometime MPD member/contributor Sam Dodson wrote the music. The music is not completely unlike Missing Presumed Dead, although it is much more straight-ahead synth-heavy post punk. I believe this is the only 7" Persons Unknown ever recorded, and it only features one song (but two mixes of that song). This will appeal to fans of minimal wave, post punk, and synthpop, and will hopefully get the respect it deserves.
Persons Unknown: Addiction 7"
B Addiction (version)
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Persons Unknown: Addiction 7"
Labels: darkwave, electropop, goth, minimal synth, minimal wave, missing presumed dead, new wave, post punk, synthpop
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It seems that they have album as well-International Break,but it's probably equally rare.
I have heard these songs before. Thanks for replay :)
I've heard both of these releases, owned the LP at one point some years ago (still love the anti-Heroin sentiment of the single). I can't remember any overlap in members pertaining to the LP (which sounded like English Beat-inspired skank wave), though Sam Dodson played with Transmitters (whose "And We Call That Leisure Time?" LP on Cherry Red is outstanding). A true lost classic.
Merci pour les infos ! Cette série m'avait en effet taper dans l'oeil pour sa philosohie toute dickienne de la réalité (ici si ça peut intéresser : http://bit.ly/7mc6Kz)
the imaginary boy and i are probably the only two people that have heard the entire discography of this "band." which would make sense since we're friends... anyways...it is quite hard to find the full length...i am checking. I had them both and sold them both....somewhere at an Amoeba in LA these records exist, unless someone was as curious as I was in 2000 to pick them up. Thanks for posting Phil.
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It's all wrong what you're writing.
Living in South Africa, and I have just ri9pped a full vinyl album to mp3, of a band called "Persons Unknown" (album same name) It has a more dub/ska/alternative sound that shouts 1980, very similar to The Ruts("Grin & bear it" and "crack") Sort of sounds like there is a possibility that at least some members could be on the 7" Addiction.If you're interested mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. the file is around 40megs, BUT being in SA we don't really have 1st world broadband speed. or suggest a place to upload it to
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