Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Karma Sutra - The Daydreams of a Production Line Worker

Next up is a record I finally picked up on vinyl a few months back after years of pining for it... Karma Sutra's one and only LP, "The Daydreams of a Production Line Worker."  Karma Sutra were a mid-80s anarcho-punk band that appeared on several classic compilation albums but released little else aside from this elusive LP.

For me, this is a quintessential anarcho-punk record, with the songs varying in style from early Crass records sounding tracks (Dirt, Flux of Pink Indians), to later, more pop and post-punk influenced numbers (a la Internal Autonomy or Indian Dream).  Accompanying the record is a 28 page lyric booklet, as to be expected in this genre.  There's quite a mix of styles and the songs often bleed into one another making for both sharp breaks in the music as well as gradual transitions... all of which make splicing the tracks for this one a bit challenging.  On the whole, "Daydreams..." has a distinctly early-Chumbawamba feel and sound and should be a must hear for fans of the first few Chumba records. 

Karma Sutra - The Daydreams of a Production Line Worker

4 comments:

  1. Wayne the drummer was a very good friend of mine, love to know where he is now?

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  2. Wayne was a nice lad, but he 'found God' and left the band a while after the record was recorded, and tried to stop any use of his recorded drums! No idea where he is now.

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    1. I've known Wayne for years , he lives in Brighton ,is a really sound guy , interested in Christianity and Anarchy among many other things......

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