Various - Fast Product - The First Year Plan

Various - Fast Product - The First Year Plan

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (EMI/Fast Product - EMC 3312/F 11)

1 The Mekons - Never Been In A Riot 1:43
2 The Mekons - Heart & Soul 2:39
3 The Mekons - 32 Weeks 1:38
4 Scars - Adult/ery 3:06
5 Scars - Horrorshow 2:59
6 The Human League - Being Boiled 3:45
7 The Human League - Circus Of Death 4:47
8 2.3 - All Time Low 2:33
9 2.3 - Where To Now? 4:04
10 Gang Of Four - Love Like Anthrax 3:18
11 Gang Of Four - Armalite Rifle 3:03
12 Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods 3:34
13 The Mekons - I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own) 3:15
14 The Mekons - Where Were You 2:43

Chart Placings

None

Credits

All tracks produced by Fast Product & the bands

1-3:
Recorded directly onto 2 track by Tim Pearce at Alpins Place near Galashiels on 29 & 30/10/77
First released 20/1/78
Recorded by Tim Pearce

4-5:
Recorded at Cargo Studios, Rochdale 8 & 9 / 1 / 79 (mixed 11/1/79)
Produced by Bob Last
Engineer John Brierley
First released 13/3/79

6-7:
Recorded directly onto Sony 2 track Jan 78 at Devonshire Lane Workshop, Sheffield
Produced & engineered by The Human League
Mono
First released 17/6/78

8-9:
Recorded on 16 track at REL studios, Edinburgh on 6/2/78 (remixed 9/2/78)
Produced by 2-3/Tim Pearce/Bob Last
Engineer Douglas Bogie
First released 8/3/78

10-12:
Recorded on 16 track at Cargo Studios, Rochdale on 28/29 / 6 / 78
Produced by Gang of Four, Bob Last
Engineer John Brierley
First released 12/10/78 (we were broke!)

13-14:
Recorded on 16 track at Spaceward Cambridge on 20/10/78 (remixed 22/10/78)
Produced by The Mekons/Bob Last
Engineer Mike Kemp
First released 29/11/78

Cutting by George Peckham at Portland Studios

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Compilation of the first six Fast Product releases: non-wussy art-punk mainly, except for Human League (arty synth pop). Gang Of Four and Mekons are the clear standouts, but the two tracks by Scars are fierce and memorable, and (although I don't like it much) The Human League's songs are important early entrants in the cold wave sweepstakes. Classic stuff.

Additional Notes

This was issued in the States with a different track listing as Mutant Pop 78/79.

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