The 'Bouquet Of Steel' comp. album, released in 1980, covers postpunk bands from the Sheffield area. Sheffield is known for bands like The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Hula, Clock DVA, In The Nursery,...
Some of the bands like Disease, Shy Tots, Veiled Threat,... are only featured on this album as far as I know.
Artery delivers a very early track and also appeared on their 'Oceans' mini album although probably re-recorded. Simon Hinkler was still a member. Aardvark released their 'Unbalanced' (STEAL 3) and 'Cars In Motion' (STEAL 5) 7"s.
B Troop released a 7" in 1980 and an album 'Europeans' on Illuminated in 1981.
Comsat Angels deliver a somehow different, early version of 'Ju Ju Money' that also appeared on their 3rd album 'Fiction'. Never got the recognition in the UK but they had a strong following in Holland and Belgium. Their first 3 albums and early singles are classics, especially their 2nd one 'Sleep No More'(click to download). They should have been as big as U2!
I'm So Hollow deliver a different version of a track from their fantastic 'Emotion/Sound/Motion' lp.(click to download)
The Musical Janeens released an album 'Sell Out' on Dutch label Plurex. Never heard it but it seems to contain live improvisations.
The Negatives also have a 7" on Aardvark called 'Electric Waltz' (STEAL 1).
Repulsive Alien delivers the punk song here. Has been re-released on one of the PAX comps. in 1984.
Vendino Pact's 7" has been posted a few weeks ago.
De Tian did a split 7" with Spires.
Y? is the band that precedes Danse Crazy , later changing their name to The Danse Society.
V/A Bouquet Of Steel LP (Aardvark-STEAL 2-1980)
1. Artery - The Slide
2. B Troop - Peroxide Romance
2. Comsat Angels - Ju Ju Money
3. Disease - Psychobin
4. Flying Alphonso Brothers - Video Date
5. I'm So Hollow - Touch
6. Musical Janeens (And Other Party Games) - Glenn Miller
7. Negatives - Was It The Night?
8. Repulsive Alien - Say And Do
9. Scarborough Antelopes - Here We Go Indigo
10. Shy Tots - Robot Maid
11. Veiled Threat - Torch
12. Vendino Pact - Secret Thinking
13. De Tian - Chorale
14. Y? - End Of Act One