New York’s Radio 4 create an unnatural mix of punk attitude, soul beats, funky bass and buzzing guitars. ‘Gotham!’ sums up the discopunk for me with the chilled out yet menacingly edged tracks like ‘Pipe Bombs’ and ‘Speaking In Codes’, the pure dance vibe of numbers like ‘Dance To The Underground’ and ‘End Of The Rope’ topped off by the energy of their angry siblings like ‘New Disco’ and ‘Our Town’. Radio 4 are inventive, cramming the rough and the smooth together in every song.
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This reissue of the debut album by Radio 4 also comes with contains an additional disk of excellent remixes, additional tracks and the video for ‘Dance To The Underground’. If you missed this the first time round then you have no excuse not to get it now. If you got it already then the additional remixes are well worth having, so buy it again.
Label : City Slang
Release Date : 25 August 2003
Website : www.r4ny.com