It might have come to your attention that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you will just have to get used to. I will however, have bursts of creativity where I move completely randomly from post to post with no rhyme or reason.

Some of the rips are my own, but many more are from other blogs on the interweb and I’m sharing the wealth.

Should you have any Questions, Comments, Ideas, Re-up Requests or just general straight forward Requests post them in the relevant comments boxes and I’ll get back to you.



Let’s make this a strong contender for follow up of the week. 4AD had a wide range of styles and none more widely than Colourbox. Formed by brothers Martyn and Steve Young, Ian Robbins, and vocalist Debbion Currie (Robbins and Currie left the band in 1983, with the role of vocalist being filled by Lorita Grahame) the band were active between 1982 and 1987. Their sound was eclectic, drawing from reggae and soul influences (with covers of tracks by U-Roy and Augustus Pablo being released as singles), beat-box driven hip-hop rhythms, blue-eyed soul, as well as a fusion of far-ranging influences spanning from classic R&B, to dub and industrial. “Punch” was released during the long lazy summer of ’84 sounding bright and breezy in stark contrast to their stable mates.

Ripped from a pristine 12” single to FLAC

Colourbox; Punch 12”

A.     Punch (Extended)
B1.  Keep On Pushing
B2.  Shadows In The Room

You’ll find Colourbox’s mini album here



  1. I'm appreciating it a lot more than I could think!
    thank you AJ.

    1. I'll get around to posting their debut 12"...