Death in June formed from the remains of political punk band Crisis in 1981, keeping Douglas P. and Tony Wakeford and adding Patrick Leagas.
The band’s first LP, The Guilty Have No Pride, was originally released in 1983, during the renaissance of dark, gothic and industrial music. It echoes sounds of Joy Division and Bauhaus and like them is pop music of the first order, but it also has a richer center layered with textures and themes that give it a shadowy depth that one must mine several times in order to fully appreciate the complexity and breadth of its vision.
It sounds as haunting and fresh today as it did in ’83, but truly reveals its quality when considered as a historical document representing the best in early darkwave, and as a foreshadowing of all the brilliant music that was to come later containing vestiges of its influence.
A1 Till the Living Flesh Is Burned
A2 All Alone in Her Nirvana
A3 State Laughter
A4 Nothing Changes
B2 Heaven Street mk II
B3 The Guilty Have No Pride
200 gram black vinyl. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.