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Ron Rude / The Borders of Disgrace LP Vinyl
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Ron Rude / The Borders of Disgrace LP Vinyl

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Ron Rude 'The Borders of Disgrace' LP Vinyl

Sorcerer is pleased as punch to finally reissue - for the first time ever! - this classic slice of outsider Australian post-punk, originally issued by Ron himself on LP back in 1979.

Born and raised in Belgrave, an outer suburb of Melbourne which, 40+ years ago was basically a rural town outside of Melbourne, Ron and his band, The Unforgettables, were a rag-tag of hippie-punks who, under Ron's tutelage, recorded this album throughout 1978/'79 in a vague sort of isolation from the world surrounding it. Ron was inspired by everything from Stockhausen to the Stooges and made a kind of basement Iggy/Lou sound in step with the city's post-punk scene, but always one step removed.

Ron was a regular fixture in the scene which coalesced around the Crystal Ballroom in St. Kilda and featured other luminaries like the Boys Next Door, The Models et al, sharing stages with all and sundry. He reached a certain hometown infamy when he staged a hunger strike in the window of Missing Link Records after the album's release in protest of local commercial FM radio station 3XY not playing tracks from it. He also released the equally fantastic Vorpal Blade LP under the band name Piano Piano in 1980, among other highly-coveted rarities.

But for now, we present this fascinating, unique and thoroughly rockin' slice of Melbourne post-punk DIY history. Newly remastered by Mikey Young, the album also containing extensive liner notes by Mr. Rude himself, as well as some previously unpublished photos from the era.

Tracklisting:

A1 Films Of Ecstacy
A2 Truly Julie
A3 Sixteen In Melbourne
A4 Digging My Grave
A5 Orgasm On A Saturday Night

B1 Take My Life
B2 Leda's Myth
B3 Child Of Love
B4 Silver City
B5 At Least I've Got You