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!”


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


“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!”

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