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conspiracy theory

16.49€

Artist : Stress 

Label : Dark Entries 

conspiracy theory / LP

Stress is the duo of Alan Rider and Phil Clarke from West Midlands, England formed in 1981. Alan was editor of Coventry fanzine 'Adventures In Reality', and Phil was editor of Nuneaton fanzine 'Damn Latin'. Stress combined electronic rhythms and keyboards with bass guitar, vocals, percussion, and cut-up samples. They created catchy electronic pop songs that fused accessible & experimental elements with a pointed lyrical edge in the vein of Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and Joy Division. Their 1st 2 albums were cassette releases on Alan's own Adventures In Reality Recordings label. 'Help Comes Too Late' in 1982 followed by 'Restraint' in 1984. In July 1985 Stress released 'The Big Wheel' album and appeared on numerous cassette and vinyl compilations worldwide. More gigs and press followed and the album took the number #1 spot in the NME's electronic charts. Stress split in september 1985 and re-formed briefly in 1991 to record 2 tracks. 'Conspiracy Theory' is an 11-song best-of compilation album featuring tracks from the 1st 2 cassette albums with 'The Prayer Clock' from Third Mind Records' 'Life At The Top' compilation LP and "Tear It Down" from the 'Compulsory Overtime' compilation LP. Each LP also includes a 16-page booklet 'Stress Edition' of Adventures in Reality fanzine with photos, equipment list, press cuttings, lyrics and an exclusive Stress badge. Really Nice !!

the big wheel

18.19€

Artist : Stress 

Label : Other Voices Records 

the big wheel / LP

Formed in december 1981 as a 2 piece consisting of Alan Rider & Phil Clarke, by early 1984 they had released 2 high quality cassette albums, and featured in numerous cassette compilations and fanzines worlwide. October 1984, saw the 1st vinyl statement by Stress the track "The Prayer Clock" on the 'Life At The Top' compilation LP. More compilation LP appearances followed, 'Compulsory Overtime' (USA), and 'A Touch Of Class' (UK) to name but 2. June/July 1985 saw the release of the 1st and only LP by Stress, a 6 track mini album entitled 'The Big Wheel' on Alan Rider's Adventures In Reality Recordings label. In their music, Stress combine electronic rythms, sequences, keyboards with bass guitar, vocals, percussion, cut-up tapes, and a variety of acoustic instruments to provide a sound that fuses commercial & experimental elements with a pointed lyrical edge. Now 27 years later we offer you reissue of this cult with many bonus tracks from the era. Limited to 200 copies, here on standard black vinyl !

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