Various 'SEX - We Are Not In the Least Afraid of Ruins' 2xLP
Limited indies Mohair Blue vinyl in printed deluxe PVC overbag or standard black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
The second installment of gems and nuggets straight from the infamous jukebox at Malcolm and Vivienne's King's Road SEX boutique.
Compiled again by Marco Pirroni (Adam and The Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees) another collection of carefully curated tracks that were played on rotation at 430 kings road Chelsea, throughout 1974-1976.
Years in the making, this follow up to Marco’s 2004 “SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die” continues to complete the jukebox playlist with tracks contributed from those friends who frequented the shop - Jordan Mooney (RIP), Paul Cook, Steve Jones and Sam Bully amongst others – remembering those all-important songs that soundtracked the shop and left lasting impressions on them over 47 years ago.
Another wild ride and a kaleidoscope of jukebox bangers from The Animals to Max Bigraves, Nico to Burundi Black, these tracks undoubtedly played a heavy influence on SEX’s customer’s young ears many who would go on and change the musical world forever - Sex Pistols, The Clash, Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux to name just a few.
Artwork supplied by Personality Crisis with unpublished photographs from Jane England, a student at the time but already understood the cultural significance and beauty of both the shop and Jordan Mooney who the compilation is dedicated to.
“This is the second album of music from the jukebox at 430 Kings road Chelsea, this place was the center of my world from 1973 to early 1977 when I had to grow-up and move on. The tracks have nothing much to do with each other but in my mind, they all go together: Winifred Atwill and the Animals, Mott the Hoople and Max Bygraves have for the last 40 years become forever interlinked. Malcolm, Vivienne, Jordan, Steve Jones and Paul Cook (who would both put their favourite songs on the jukebox) all have a hand in it. In the internet age I still know almost nothing about these artists and I’ve never bothered to look them up. Sex: Vol 1 and 2 are to be played in the old-fashioned way. That is, you put them and listen all the way through (jukeboxes don’t have remotes). Hopefully, it will give a flavour of the time, when none of us who hung around in The scene later to be known as punk had the slightest clue what we were doing or why we we’re doing it. I could probably hazard a guess but it really doesn’t matter. Its nostalgia for a bygone age with a soundtrack from an even more bygone age. But I loved it all then and I love it now.
Marco Pirroni, 2022
“Just imagine being in this mystical clothes shop at any time during 1974-1976 and being part of what I saw as a place of creative ideas, like the cafés you’d have found in Russia or Prague where great philosophers used to churn over ideas and punch holes in the norm. Dark luxurious rubber clad walls with slogans that may be old but were still pertinent to US. At the end of this tunnel of decadence and the risqué was that jukebox. Filled with music to inspire and encourage you to dig deeper.”
“Memories of a jukebox. The first thing we did when going into the shop was head to the jukebox and fire up some music. It was great listening to all those 50’s/60’s tracks and it was a bit of an education music wise. Blasting out great Rock’n’Roll, Garage / Rebel Rock, it had to be the coolest jukebox in London at the time and we’d spend hours hanging around, digging the scene and looking cool. As time went by we’d add our own 45’s into the mix but the jukebox choice had Malcolm's stamp all over it with a selection of outsider, freaky misfits.”
- The Animals - We've Gotta Get out of This Place
- Chris Farlowe - Out of Time
- Dave Berry - Don't Gimme No Lip Child
- Peanuts Wilson - Cast Iron Arm
- The Cougars - Saturday Nite at the Duck-Pond
- Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Barrel
- Burundi Steïphenson Black - Burundi Black
- John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me
- The Dakotas - Cruel Sea
- The Legendary Stardust Cowboy- Paralyzed
- Fats Domino - Sick & Tired
- Winifred Atwell - Hawaiian Cha Cha
- Max Bygraves - You Need Hands
- Lloyd Price - Where Were You on Our Wedding Day
- The Ethiopians - Train to Skaville
- Dave & Ansell Collins - Monkey Spanner
- Billy Fury - Wonderous Place
- Nico - I'm Not Sayin'
- The Leaves - Funny Little World
- The Animals - I Can’t Believe It
- Ron Moody - You Got to Pick A Pocket Or Two
- Dave Berry - The Crying Game
- Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
Label: Stranger Than Paradise