Review Revue: Dance Hall of Shame

This is great. There’s not a lot of information out there about this record, but as far as I can tell Virgin Records released Dance Hall of Shame (subtitled “No thinking. No talking. No music”) in 1990 as a protest against censorship. The contents of the record? Absolutely nothing. Two sides of silence. A bold statement, and a great opportunity for the KCMU DJs to work on their comic chops.


“Hey! This is scratched already!! We need a CD. Be more careful, please!”

“Cool!”

“Really amazing stuff here. Unique, almost indescribable, extremely catchy but weird. OK at 45rpm or 33rpm. Watch out for red dots. M/L”

“POT HIGH”

“One of the most original releases ever. A bold stand against censorship of any kind. No song titles are printed, but what the fuck -- you can figure ‘em out. M.”

“Subtle + quiet.”

“Is 2-3 a John Cage cover? He was known for upsetting his audience. This is art of the future. But maybe a tad pretentious. L”

“If only Stranglers’ 10 were more like this -- the new Stranglers could learn much from this style!”

“Great listener response in all day parts!”

This entry was posted in KEXP, Review Revue and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories