Slow Crimes is a 1982 studio album by English post-punk rock group the Work. It is their debut album and was recorded between September 1981 – January 1982 in London, Switzerland and Belgium. It was released on LP in April 1982 by Woof Records in the United Kingdom, and follows on from "I Hate America", "Fingers & Toes", "Duty", their first single recorded and released in 1981.
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The Work were an English post-punk rock group, founded in 1980 by t/composer Tim Hodgkinson and guitarist/composer Bill Gilonis, with bass guitarist Mick Hobbs and drummer Rick Wilson. The band toured Europe in 1981 and 1982, and recorded their first album, Slow Crimes in 1982. After a tour of Japan later that year and releasing Live in Japan, the band split up. In 1989, the Work reformed to record Rubber Cage and performed throughout Europe between 1989 and 1994, releasing another album, See in 1992
The album's highlight track is probably "Brickyard," a rhythmically straightforward exploration of multi-layered percussion and guitar sounds and the kind of thing that really would have gotten Fred Frith going if Hodgkinson had brought in the charts during his Henry Cow days.
Is Slow Crimes the best album by The Work? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Slow Crimes by The Work (1982) Overall rank: 96,259th. Accolades: Top albums of 1982 (1,146th). Top albums of the 1980s (11,836th). Best albums of all time (96,259th).
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