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Parents Night at the Leper Colony
Gew-Gaw Fanzine
(Greece)

Dimitri Mugianis, who was (is?) the group's leader, was the singer and, along with Glenn Johnson, drummer, organist and lead vocalist in two of the 20 tracks, the co-composer of all the songs.

The recordings cover the period 1979-1994. The sound and aesthetic are predominantly punk, with snatches of new wave, some scattered soul snippets here and there, a bit of jazz, plenty of serious fun and quite a few lyrics that mean business. The recordings involve around 30 instrumentalists, playing, among several things, trumpets, violins and guitars. There are various excellent songs here: "Thing Called Love" [sic], the maladjusted "Zac", the incredible "I Love you More", a saxophone-featuring punk song of schizophrenic love (!?), the true-to-its-title "Weekend Punk" recorded in '79, the almost jazz ballad "Sorry I Made You Cry", the catchy "It's All True", the baffling "Jesus" and the unsurpassable blues/jazz of the 10-minute-long "Ready to Receive".

Put together the (English) Astronauts, the Ex, the Dead Kennedys, the Clash, the Deep Freeze Mice, Frank Zappa, add a bit of jazz, stir with extremely exciting lyrics and there's your ticket for the worlds of Leisure Class!

A real find!

Gew-Gaw Fanzine
March 12, 2011
Greek:
http://www.gew-gaw-fanzine.gr/leisure_class_greek_review.htm
English:
http://www.gew-gaw-fanzine.gr/leisure_class_englidsh.htm


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