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Work, The
Rubber Cage

Work, The : Rubber Cage (Ad Hoc Records)
Label: Ad Hoc Records    
Released in: USA    

Second release from The Work. "Dense compositions, high quality, powerful recordings that explore the fringes of rock; pop fragments, hypnotic repetitions and highly evolved arrangements coupled with a fine exploration of sonorities and techniques, this has a strong and unique musical fingerprint, always surprising while retaining its centre in performance. Now re-mastered with a dramatically improved sound. A matured classic."-Chris Cutler

"Originally released on vinyl in 1989, this is Ad Hoc Record's definitive digital edition of THE WORK's third, full-length release. These are powerful recordings of the band's most densely composed material, musically akin to another of their classics, Slow Crimes, but hones into even more mature fashion. Besides collecting what could arguably be their finest songs, this disk displays the group's unusual sense of individual soloing: the singularly-plucked cello during "Dangerfish", and the free-form piano of "Jay", both seem to be the intrinsic opposite of the musical setting they embellish. The capturing of such disparate approaches sets up a dichotomy of styling throughout this exceedingly intense album, offering startling (and sometimes brutal) results."-from the cover sticker

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Product Information:

UPC: 187914001542

Label: Ad Hoc Records
Catalog ID: Ad Hoc 14
Squidco Product Code: 6821

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Originally released on vinyl and CD in 1991 as a co-production of AYAA, InPolySons and Woof Records. Tracks 1-12 recorded & mixed at Cold Storage Studios London October 23-30, 1989. Tracks 13-15 recorded and mixed at Red Shop Studio London November-December 1990


Bill Gilonis-guitar, sampling, vocal on Quack

Mick Hobbs-bass, guitar on Quack, midi-horn

Tim Hodgkinson-flat-guitar, keyboards, alto and baritone saxes, bass clarinet, vocals

Rick Wilson-drums and percussion, cello on Dangerfish, vocals, vocal on Trauma

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Track Listing:

1. Poise

2. Abdomen

3. Felt

4. Commerce and Despair

5. Dangerfish

6. 1992

7. Coloured Water

8. Stone 9 Trauma

10. Knee

11. Jay

12. Quack

13. Hell

14. Hobo Stove

15. The Great Climax