History Music / ScrittiPolitti

14th Apr '16 11:17:53 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:344: The more famous line-up: [[FaceOfTheBand Green Gartside]] (at the center) and {{ThoseTwoGuys}}]]

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[[caption-width-right:344: The more famous line-up: [[FaceOfTheBand Green Gartside]] (at the center) and {{ThoseTwoGuys}}]]{{ThoseTwoGuys}}.]]



-->"Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)"

One of the many bands to come out of PostPunk, '''Scritti Politti''' were formed in 1977 in Leeds, by Green Gartside and Niall Jinks. They're one of the bands that marked the shift from PostPunk to its "phase two", New Pop, although, unlike other bands commonly associated with the movement, like Music/{{ABC}}, Music/TheAssociates and Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood, were far more intellectual, not only in their lyrics, but also in their ability of mixing Pop melodies and a certain avant-garde spikiness. Their name comes from Antonio Gramsci's political writings, which were markedly Marxist.

Other non-musical influences included people like Bakunin, JacquesDerrida (one of their songs is even called "Jacques Derrida"), Deleuze, and Lacan. They lived in a squat house in Camden Town, London, and, besides being a commune, they were also aware of various left-wing movements in Europe, interacting with them at times. They were also one of the bands more capable of practising the DIY attitude, by making their record sleeves themselves and listing production costs and their squat address in said sleeves.

Their first single "Skank Bloc Bologna" picked up a good amount of airplay on the John Peel show, and it was followed by the release of two E.Ps (one of them the "2nd Peel Session"). However, a greater exposure and a tour with Gang Of Four and JoyDivision caused Green Gartside's stage frights, coupled with a certain debilitation of his health and anxiety, to suffer a [[CreatorBreakdown big mental breakdown]].

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-->"Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For for Loverboy)"

One of the many bands to come out of PostPunk, '''Scritti Politti''' were formed in 1977 in Leeds, by Green Gartside and Niall Jinks. They're one of the bands that marked the shift from PostPunk to its "phase two", two," New Pop, although, unlike other bands commonly associated with the movement, like Music/{{ABC}}, Music/TheAssociates and Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood, were far more intellectual, not only in their lyrics, but also in their ability of mixing Pop melodies and a certain avant-garde spikiness. Their name comes from Antonio Gramsci's political writings, which were markedly Marxist.

Marxist.

Other non-musical influences included people like Bakunin, JacquesDerrida Creator/JacquesDerrida (one of their songs is even called "Jacques Derrida"), Deleuze, and Lacan. They lived in a squat house in Camden Town, London, and, besides being a commune, they were also aware of various left-wing movements in Europe, interacting with them at times. They were also one of the bands more capable of practising the DIY attitude, by making their record sleeves themselves and listing production costs and their squat address in said sleeves.

Their first single "Skank Bloc Bologna" picked up a good amount of airplay on the John Peel show, and it was followed by the release of two E.Ps EP's (one of them the "2nd Peel Session"). However, a greater exposure and a tour with Gang Of Four Music/GangOfFour and JoyDivision Music/JoyDivision caused Green Gartside's stage frights, coupled with a certain debilitation of his health and anxiety, to suffer a [[CreatorBreakdown big mental breakdown]].
breakdown.]]
26th Nov '15 2:51:32 PM Exxolon
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26th Nov '15 2:51:15 PM Exxolon
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->And don't feel sorry for loverboy,\\

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->And ->''And don't feel sorry for loverboy,\\



He wants the world to love him, then he goes and spoils it all for love.\\

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He wants the world to love him, then he goes and spoils it all for love.\\''
26th Nov '15 2:50:55 PM Exxolon
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One of the many bands to come out of PostPunk, Scritti Politti were formed in 1977 in Leeds, by Green Gartside and Niall Jinks. They're one of the bands that marked the shift from PostPunk to its "phase two", New Pop, although, unlike other bands commonly associated with the movement, like Music/{{ABC}}, Music/TheAssociates and Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood, were far more intellectual, not only in their lyrics, but also in their ability of mixing Pop melodies and a certain avant-garde spikiness. Their name comes from Antonio Gramsci's political writings, which were markedly Marxist.

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\n->And don't feel sorry for loverboy,\\
You know he wants the world to love him, then he goes and spoils it all.\\
Don't feel sorry for loverboy,\\
He wants the world to love him, then he goes and spoils it all for love.\\
-->"Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)"
One of the many bands to come out of PostPunk, Scritti Politti '''Scritti Politti''' were formed in 1977 in Leeds, by Green Gartside and Niall Jinks. They're one of the bands that marked the shift from PostPunk to its "phase two", New Pop, although, unlike other bands commonly associated with the movement, like Music/{{ABC}}, Music/TheAssociates and Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood, were far more intellectual, not only in their lyrics, but also in their ability of mixing Pop melodies and a certain avant-garde spikiness. Their name comes from Antonio Gramsci's political writings, which were markedly Marxist.
20th Jul '15 6:16:16 AM TrustBen
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* GratuitousItalian: The band name is slightly mangled Italian for "political writings", a ShoutOut to Marxist writer Antonio Gramsci.



* IAmTheBand: Green Gartside.

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* IAmTheBand: Green Gartside. In their early days as a live band/single producer there was a full lineup, but Gartside has been the only constant since they started releasing albums.
21st May '15 12:22:01 PM Morgenthaler
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** "Asylums In Jerusalem" is this to {{Nietzsche}}'s thing about the preponderance of desert prophets and fake seers who were Jesus's competitors.

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** "Asylums In Jerusalem" is this to {{Nietzsche}}'s Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's thing about the preponderance of desert prophets and fake seers who were Jesus's competitors.
16th Mar '14 6:45:00 PM Quag15
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* CreatorBreakdown: As documented above, it caused Green to start to change the sound of the group.
26th Feb '14 5:28:46 PM Quag15
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The new songs started to come out in 1981. "The "Sweetest Girl"" was featured in a free cassette tape given by NME called C81, which also showcased bands that would also become well-known like Pere Ubu, Orange Juice, or The Raincoats. The song featured Robert Wyatt, on piano. The songs were far more melodic now, as shown in their debut album, ''Songs To Remember'', released on Rough Trade, which also showcased an interest in Reggae.

Green was also becoming more interested in Hip-Hop and, after disbanding rest of the band, relocated to New York, and, with the help of producer Arif Mardin, David Gamson and Fred Maher, recorded the next album.

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The new songs started to come out in 1981. "The "Sweetest Girl"" was featured in a free cassette tape given by NME called C81, which also showcased bands that would also become well-known like Pere Ubu, Orange Juice, or The Raincoats. The song featured Robert Wyatt, Wyatt on piano. The songs were far more melodic now, as shown in their debut album, ''Songs To Remember'', released on Rough Trade, which also showcased an interest in Reggae.

Green was also becoming more interested in Hip-Hop and, after disbanding the rest of the band, relocated to New York, and, with the help of producer Arif Mardin, David Gamson and Fred Maher, recorded the next album.
26th Feb '14 4:50:06 PM XFllo
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* {{Bishounen}}: Green, [[http://funnynamesblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/green-gartside.jpg obviously]].
9th Nov '13 4:00:25 PM Quag15
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* HatesSmallTalk: "Small Talk":
--> I heard a whisper
--> That careless talk costs more than you bargained for
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