Cultural Amnesia

Cultural Amnesia

This article is about the musical group. For the book by Clive James, see Cultural Amnesia.
Cultural Amnesia are an English post-punk group first active between 1979 and 1983. During this first period they released three cassette albums: Video Rideo (1981), The Uncle of the Boot (1983) and Sinclair's Luck (1983) and contributed to a number of compilations. Working in the wake of the early industrial bands, CA's output is very diverse, ranging from ambient soundscapes to synthpop, but it can be broadly characterized as song-based electronic music, normally making use of synthesizer, drum machine and guitar. Very early on in his career they worked with the late Geff Rushton (John Balance) of Coil, who wrote a handful of songs for them and who was an important supporter and enabler. After fifteen years of silence the band produced three new tracks in 1998. Recent years have seen a return to sustained activity and some small-scale releases of old and new material. The CA website is a very full source of information on the band's output, both released and unreleased, with a number of tracks available for download. The site is a useful resource for those wanting to know more about the UK cassette scene of the late '70s and early '80s. Enormous Savages, a compilation of material from 1981--1983, was released in the summer of 2007; Press My Hungry Button, a double LP of 1980--1983 material was released November 2007.



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