Dislocation Dance

Midnight Shift Demos

Emotional Rescue
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Continuing the label’s special 7″s releases that capture the nascent 80s post punk, dub, funk and pop - as examined on releases by The Jellies, Woo, Phantom Band, 4AM and more - here a discovery of unheard demos from Dislocation Dance’s Midnight Shift album. As part of the eighties Manchester scene, the band’s pop and jazz sensibilities have continued to garner attention, offering a rightful place in the city’s rich music history. With the closure of Richard Boon’s New Hormones label in 1982, they came to the attention of Geoff Travis’ Rough Trade. Creating a home studio in the basement of an old rambling farmhouse in Withington, Ian Runacres (guitar, vocals), with lyricist Paul Emmerson (bass), set to work creating demos to garner a deal. Inspired by the funk-disco of Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band debut album, Here Comes Love was written using Roland TR-606 drum machine, guitars, bass and (cheap) keyboard, its magical and lo-fi charmed quality melts hearts. On Mr Zak, the fun Runacres had is evident. Written as an “indie” song, but with Aztec Camera and Burt Bacharrach on his mind, with Andy Diagram (trumpet) and Kathryn Way (vocals), hides a structure matching the album version, but which in its rudimentary instrumentation and production is unique and outshines the later version, to encase a specific period and innocence, of time.

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Release Date

18.06.2021

Cat No

ERC 111

Tracklist

Track 1
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Michael James Pollard
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Too ConfusingEmotional Rescue
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7
Michael James Pollard
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Too ConfusingEmotional Rescue
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Ron's Neighbours
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Ron Next DoorEmotional Rescue
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Ron's Neighbours
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Ron Next DoorEmotional Rescue
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Phillip & Lloyd
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Keep On Moving (feat Nad Remix)Emotional Rescue
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12"
Phillip & Lloyd
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Keep On Moving (feat Nad Remix)Emotional Rescue
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Remy Martin
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I Want You (feat Nad Remix)Emotional Rescue
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Remy Martin
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I Want You (feat Nad Remix)Emotional Rescue
Reggae / Dub
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Red Cloud
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Double TalkEmotional Rescue
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Reggae / Dub
12"
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Red Cloud
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Double TalkEmotional Rescue
Cosmic
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The New Morning
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Riddims Of Culture 2Emotional Rescue
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Disco
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The New Morning
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Riddims Of Culture 2Emotional Rescue