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Lifes A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition)

Lifes A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition)

Artist: Billy Bragg

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download


Format: CD
Catalog: 596
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 10/29/2013
UPC: 711297499629

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Billy Bragg, once-described as a "one-man Clash," has spent the last two decades writing and performing passionate, witty, socially conscious music. This is a remastered 30th Anniversary Edition of "Life's a Riot With Spy Vs. Spy," 1983's mini-LP that first introduced the world to Billy's style -- roughly strummed electric guitar and stark vocals belying a keen sense of melody and committed, deeply humane lyrics on topics ranging from life and love to social upheaval and the plight of the working class.


Recorded live to 2-track tape for free over the course of three afternoons in Chappell Music's tiny demo studio in the modest hope of selling the occasional copy at early gigs, "Life's a Riot..." had initial sales topping 50,000 (ultimately over 120,000) without the aid of advertising. It spent 12 weeks at #1 on the UK indie chart and reached #32 in the national LP chart and featured his first underground anthem