One of the most definitive – and quiet – records of the post-punk era, the one and only studio album by Cardiff-based Young Marble Giants gets a fortieth anniversary re-release. Recorded in under a week, ‘Colossal Youth’ has influenced artists as diverse as Kurt Cobain and Stuart Murdoch. This release represents the chapter-and-verse take on Young Marble Giants’ brief career.
Young Marble Giants ‘Colossal Youth: 40th Anniversary Edition’ includes the titular album as well as songs from ‘Salad Days’, ‘Is The War Over?’, the ‘Final Day’ single and their ‘Testcard’ EP, plus a live DVD of their last ever US show at Hurrah in New York in 1980.
Comprised of guitarist-songwriter Stuart Moxham, brother and bassist Philip and singer Alison Statton, YMG emerged from the punk and postpunk landscape with a sound like no one else.
Recorded in five days, ‘Colossal Youth’ went on to Influence whole legions from Sheffield to Seattle, looking to de-grungify gangs of four or more. They found fans in the likes of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne, Sonic Youth and The Magnetic Fields.
Limited edition, indies only deluxe clear vinyl 2LP + DVD on Domino. Includes 4-page booklet.
Tracklisting

Side A
1Searching For Mr Right
2Include Me Out
3The Taxi
4Eating Noddemix
5Constantly Changing
6N.I.T.A.
7Colossal Youth

Side B
1Music For Evenings
2The Man Amplifier
3Choci Loni
4Wurlitzer Jukebox
5Salad Days
6Credit In The Straight World
7Brand – New – Life
8Wind In The Rigging

Side C
1Have Your Toupée Ready (Taken from the Salad Days album)
2The Man Shares His Meal With His Beast (Taken from the Salad Days album)
3Hayman (Taken from the Salad Days album)
4Loop The Loop (Taken from the Salad Days album)
5Ode To Booker T (Taken from the Is The War Over? compilation)

Side D
1Final Day (Taken from the Final Day single)
2Radio Silents (Taken from the Final Day single)
3Cakewalking (Taken from the Final Day single)
4This Way (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
5Posed By Models (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
6The Clock (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
7Clicktalk (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
8Zebra Trucks (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
9Sporting Life (Taken from the Testcard E.P.)
(Domino Records)