Optic Nerve Recordings is the English-based reissue label specialising in releases from the 80’s and 90’s. I’ve picked up a few gems over the years. The singles usually come in some sort of coloured vinyl, along with a poster or postcard (or both) associated with the band or a gig they might have played back in the day. I’ve have already put in my order for some of the twelve singles being brought out in 2022.
But not this one, as I’ve got a copy of the 1981 original:-
mp3: Josef K – Sorry For Laughing
mp3: Josef K – Revelation
It came out on the Belgian-based Les Disques Du Crépuscule, under licence from Postcard Records. It’s regarded by many, including myself, as the band’s best and most enduring song. It was also later covered by one of the acts signed to ZTT:-
mp3: Propaganda – Sorry For Laughing
The Josef K tracks are ripped at 320kpbs as part of the ongoing theme of this weekly series. The cover version by Propaganda is not……..
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I, too, have the original, but I couldn’t help but order the reissue. It’s a sickness.
It’s an old one but still, I think, a good one … “I’ve got it on tape.,”*
* © The Pooh Sticks
But is it a beautiful sickness?
Probably blasphemy but I like Nouvelle Vague’s version best.
Saw them live twice, but never actually bought any of their records at the time. Somehow they never sparked a light in me that others did at the time, though I enjoyed the live shows well enough. First time was their first gig after changing name from TV Art, supporting Adam and the Ants at Clouds in June 79. Second was supporting A Certain Ratio at Valentino’s in 81. *wistful sigh*