They disbanded inbut reunited briefly in the late s, and again inand have been active since. From a background working in English fringe theatre groups, Punishment Of Luxury formed in December ofin Newcastle.
An extensive European tour followed and United Artists sent the band into the studio to record another album, a concept album to be called Gigantic Days. However while the recording was still going on, United Artists were taken over by EMIwho dropped the band. A final European tour was followed by Bond's departure. Neville, Sekrit and Giro recruited guitarist Tim Magenta to a new lineup, now going by the name Punilux. Inthey reunited and played a few songs for the bassist Jimi Giro's 50th birthday party.
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I bought the original vinyl LP some 30 years ago. Like I mention in the header for this review, it's a little bit progressive in it's Album) and feel, whilst keeping the last remnants of punk in it's attitude and execution. Synths share time with guitar and drums - all held together by 'Nevilluxury's unique voice and 'tude', British Baboon - Punishment Of Luxury - Laughing Academy (CD. Having said all that 'Puppet Life' leads off sounding very much New Wave.
It is after all. The lyrics are always clear and interesting, most notably on 'Obsession' - the tale of one love-lorn youth's unfortunate inability to deal with his romantic tendencies, which turn deadly in a twisted murderous kinda way.
There are some very unique sounds here. The interplay between synths and guitar, together with the impressive use of vocals there's even chanting - how cool is that! It's a completely unique album in any event, and the group sort of slipped away afterwards, despite a couple of half-hearted releases. This is one of my favorite albums fromand it holds a strange little place in my heart that's all its own.
Album) been waiting years to hear this again, and it doesn't disappoint. They were ahead of their time. One person found this helpful. Laughing Academy is a must have record. In addition to the singles and b-sides from this era, this represents the band at their creative and demented best. A blend of twisted synth-rock and punk - they have been long over-looked for their influence on many bands, both sides of the Atlantic see Album) See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews.
Translate all reviews to English. Verified Purchase. My tape copy of this was sooo worn out and overplayed so it was a joy to find this released on CD Anyway, this is a classic of the alternative punk scene is one of my favorites.
My mate hated it. He used to say 'Why do United artists sign such rubbish artists? Overlooked but maybe not to everyone's taste. I'm just really glad to have it on CD. Definitive, career-spanning set from influential Geordie post-punk band who still play shows to this day. Formed by fusing the energy of punk with the artistic values of musical theatre, Punishment of Luxury were born in Gateshead, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at the end of Their acclaimed debut single, 'Puppet Life', was issued on leading indie label Small Wonder inprompting a deal with United Artists for debut album The Laughing Academy and several singles.
After being dropped by UA, Punishment of Luxury sometimes known as Punilux continued to tour, selling copies of their aborted second album Revolution By Numbers sold as Gigantic Days in by mail-order. In due course, the band signed to independent label Red Rhino, recording a mini-album 7 and spin-off single 'Hold Me Never Mould Me ' in The band occasionally reconvened to make records namely, 's Hi Alien and 's mini-LP 5 and have played intermittent live shows.
Coordinated with help from Neville Atkinson, Puppet Life offers the complete recorded output of Punilux down the years. All their tracks for Small Wonder, United Artists and Red Rhino are joined by a previously unissued John Peel session froma whole disc's worth of hitherto unheard live material - including excerpts from a planned live album at the Nashville, a previously unissued Red Rhino track slated as a single and more.
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