Linx was a band from East London, so if you don't like these tracks, just blame Black Shag. The band centered around vocalist and producer David Grant. It was released in 1981. There are a couple of things that I like about this 12". First off, it has one of the best picture sleeves I have ever seen. "Sketch," the bass player is seen here fully loaded with steaze; his de-fretted vintage J bass has such a long neck it stretches into the second frame. Another great feature built into the cover is that if you play Throw Away The Key and look at the cover at exactly 4:15, you instantly feel like you are in on the scene.
These tracks feature ultra slick production and great organic modern soul flavor. The bass sound is tops and mates well with the funky guitar and dramatic drums.
Linx - Throw Away The Key
Linx - The Ice Is Melting
Posted by Joel Brüt |