The Associates (or simply Associates) were a Scottish rock band, formed in Dundee in 1979 by singer Billy Mackenzie and guitarist Alan Rankine. The group first gained recognition after releasing an unauthorized cover of David Bowie's "Boys Keep Swinging" in 1979, which landed them a contract with Fiction Records. They followed with their debut album The Affectionate Punch in 1980 and the singles collection Fourth Drawer Down in 1981, both to critical praise.
Version notes: Track A1 features an early fade-out. Tracks A1, A4 and B1 are The Affectionate Punch remixed versions. Track A2 has a fade-in, visible in the first 2 mm of grooves on the vinyl (the original mix does not fade in due to shorter piano intro) but else is the original version from The Affectionate Punch. Tracks A3 and B2 to B5 are the original versions from The Affectionate Punch. Track A4 omits the chattering noise at the end. Track A5 is the Associates - A single remix.
Produced by The Associates. Album The Affectionate Punch. The Affectionate Punch Lyrics. The affectionate punch draws blood The affectionate punch draws blood draws blood. The affectionate punch Who's affectionate? More on Genius. The Affectionate Punch" Track Info. Written By Billy Mackenzie & Alan Rankine. The Affectionate Punch The Associates. 1. The Affectionate Punch.
The Affectionate Punch is the debut studio album by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates. It was released on 1 August 1980 by record label Fiction.
The Associates debut LP The Affectionate Punch further cemented their growing reputation as sometimes startling, often enthralling innovators who recognized no musical rules. The booklet features liner notes by Billy MacKenzie biographer Tom Doyle, reproductions of original promotional material and memorabilia, and previously unpublished photos. Date: 30 May 2016 04:09:38.
All ten songs on The Affectionate Punch are nearly swollen with ambition and swagger, yet those attributes are confronted with high levels of anxiety and confusion, the sound of prowess and hormones converging head-on. It's not always pretty, but it's unflaggingly sensational, even when it slows down.
The Affectionate Punch itself opens with what the uncharitable may term Chopsticks piano but which I would place in the lineage of All Tomorrow’s Parties and which soon locks into a groove which makes its point calmly but firmly, like an orator who is capable of commanding a room with a single look. It’s next that the album really gathers momentum. Alan Rankine on ‘The Affectionate Punch’. Associates were arguably the first band to emerge from Linlithgow/Dundee! To what extent, if any, did your hometowns shape your music?
Artist: The Associates. Album: The Affectionate Punch. Heyo! SONGLYRICS just got interactive. The Affectionate Punch Tracklist. A Matter of Gender (2016 Remastered Version). 2. Amused as Always (2016 Remastered Version). 3. Amused As Always (Remix).
|A1||The Affectionate Punch||3:30|
|A2||Amused As Always||4:18|
|A5||Transport To Central||5:03|
|B1||A Matter Of Gender||4:29|
|B2||Even Dogs In The Wild||3:21|
|B3||Would I… Bounce Back||3:57|
- Recorded At – Morgan Studios
- Mastered At – The Town House
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – 18 Age Record Co. Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
- Published By – APB Music Co. Ltd.
- Published By – Sparta Florida Music Group Ltd.
- Pressed By – PRS Ltd.
- Artwork [Cover Art] – Bill Smith
- Backing Vocals – Robert Smith
- Design Concept [Cover Idea] – MacKenzie*
- Drums – Nigel Glockler
- Engineer – Mike Hedges
- Engineer [Assisted By] – Mike Dutton*
- Instruments – Rankine*
- Lyrics By – Billy MacKenzie
- Music By – Alan Rankine, Billy MacKenzie
- Other [All Titles] – The Associates
- Photography By – Andrew Douglas
- Producer – Chris Parry, Mike Hedges, The Associates
- Vocals – MacKenzie*
- Written-By – Rankine*, MacKenzie*
Notes"Thanks to Nigel Glockler: drums
Special thanks to Robert Smith: backing vocals.
Martyn Webster, Andrew Warwick, Mark Freegard.
Graham & Flood: strong tea.
Recorded at: Morgan Studio One"
All tracks published by APB Music Co. Ltd. except track A3 published by Sparta Florida Music Group Ltd.
Track B5 is written as A. on back sleeve and 'A' on label.
Durations are not listed on the release.
Inner sleeve with lyrics
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side, stamped): 2383585 A//2∇E TH 12 3 TOWNHOUSE
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side, stamped): 2383585 B//2∇E TH 11 1 TOWNHOUSE
|BMGCAT2CD70A||The Associates||The Affectionate Punch (CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM + Promo)||BMG||BMGCAT2CD70A||UK||2016|
|2383 585||Associates*||The Affectionate Punch (LP, Album, M/Print)||Polydor, Fiction Records||2383 585||France||1980|
|SPELP 33, 2383 585||Associates*||The Affectionate Punch (LP, Album, RE, Rem)||Fiction Records, Fiction Records||SPELP 33, 2383 585||UK||1983|
|SPEMC 33, 3170-579||Associates*||The Affectionate Punch (Cass, Album, RE, Rem)||Fiction Records, Fiction Records||SPEMC 33, 3170-579||UK||1983|
|2383 585||Associates*||The Affectionate Punch (LP, Album, RE)||Polydor, Fiction Records||2383 585||France||1982|