NORMIL HAWAIIANS : RETURN OF THE RANTERS [ Upset! The Rhythm ]
Catalogue : Upset! The Rhythm / UTR076V
Format : LP
Condition : New
Country : UK
Released : 2015
Genre : New Wave, Synth Pop
Recorded at Dave Anderson's Foel studio in Wales (sonic home of Amon Düül II and Hawkwind) in the winter of 1985—a time and a place triangulated by political, social and geographical aspects—'Return of the Ranters' extended the band's free experiments in compelling arrhythmia and seemingly organised sound, taking a loose trajectory from their previous albums and earlier, more confrontational approach. Lucid, candid, politically engaged, rarely metronomic but always humane, tired but still fighting, Normil Hawaiians' third album has waited patiently for thirty years. 'Return of the Ranters' was not released back in 1985, as with Guy, Jimmy and Wilf living in squatting communities in South London, and Simon and Noel re-locating their families to rural Kent, the Hawaii Family splintered and went its separate ways. Now the causes and conditions have finally come right, and 'Return of the Ranters' has finally been released.