Early Vivien Goldman recordings to be reissued on vinyl




Featuring Adrian Sherwood, PiL, Robert Wyatt, Neneh Cherry and more.

Vivien Goldman is best known for penning Bob Marley’s biography but between 1979-82, she was also a working musician. Bridging London’s punk-dub movement with NYC’s downtown scene, “The Punk Professor” released Adrian Sherwood-produced works that, years later, would later be sampled by Madlib and The Roots.

Due in May, these early recordings will be reissued in a new LP on Staubgold. Focusing on Goldman’s three musical formations over a three year period, Resolutionary (Songs 1979–1982) captures her contribution to The Flying Lizards, her solo work on 99 Records, plus her releases as one half of Chantage with Afro-Parisian chanteuse Eve Blouin.

Most of the tracks collected here were produced by On-U sound boss Adrian Sherwood. Across the LP, there are also contributions from PiL’s John Lydon, Keith Levene and Bruce Smith; Steve Beresford, David Toop, The Raincoats’ Vicky Aspinall, Robert Wyatt, The Slits’ Viv Albertine, Neneh Cherry, and many more.

Check ‘Launderette’ below, a goofy love-in-a-laundromat tale over top of a spritely reggae groove composed of George Levi’s dub bassline and percussion from Wyatt.

Resolutionary (Songs 1979–1982) drops on May 20. More info here.

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