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Lifes A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition)

Lifes A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition)

Artist: Billy Bragg


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

1. The Milkman Of Human Kindness
2. To Have And To Have Not
3. Richard
4. A New England
5. The Man In The Iron Mask
6. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
7. Lovers Town Revisited
8. Intro (Live)
9. Lovers Town Revisited (Live)
10. To Have And To Have Not (Live)
11. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Live)
12. The Man In The Iron Mask (Live)
13. Richard (Live)
14. The Milkman Of Human Kindness (Live)
15. A New England (Live)

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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