Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present...Ace Records
Three Day Week
Released: 29th March 2019
|CD + Signed Postcard||£11.99||Pre-Order||Dispatched on or before Friday 29th March 2019|
|2xLP + Signed Postcard||£26.99||Pre-Order||Dispatched on or before Friday 29th March 2019|
With Bonus Signed Postcard by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs
The fourth in the series, compiled by Bob and Pete from Saint Etienne, Three Day Week - When The Lights Went Out 1972-1975 is the sound of agitation, gleeful irreverence, and a proto-punk sense of frustration.
In 1973 Britain was still a nation of outside bogs; tens of thousands were housed in wartime pre-fabs. The bright new colours of the post-war Festival of Britain and Harold Wilson’s talk of the “white heat of technology” seemed very distant as strikes, inflation, and oil shortages laid Britain low. Soundtracking the decline were mavericks armed with fuzzy guitars, a primitive synthesiser, drums made of dustbin lids and a pitch-black sense of humour.