Amongst the most influential of the 1980s electronic post punk bands, Blancmange, are one of the few bands from that era that, despite commercial success, can still be classed as a true cult item. Combining effortlessly catchy proto dance tunes with genuinely surreal lyrics and offbeat vocals they were probably the most original outfit to emerge from the scene. However, what really set them apart from their contemporaries was the ability, in spite of their bizarre persona, to project a genuinely down-to-earth human image. In short Blancmange were about as enigmatic as they make them.
This DVD features a Blancmange on the verge of national chart success. Filmed at Manchester's famous Hacienda club in 1982 it contains most of their hits, many of which have become bona fide classics in their own right and are still the staple of samplers the world over. From the frantic arrogance of 'Can't Explain' to the exotic dancability of 'Living on the Ceiling' the songs remain as fresh and addictive as they did over two decades ago. It's a rare chance to see one of the UK's most celebrated musical treasures live. You simply cannot help but love them.
Tracklisting: - Can't Explain - I Would - I've Seen the Word - Kind (save Me) - Running Thin - Feel Me - Cruel - Wasted - Waves - God's Kitchen - Living On the Ceiling - Sad Day - Kind (Save Me)