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Gyrate Plus


Download links and information about Gyrate Plus by Pylon. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, New Wave, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 57:24 minutes.

Artist: Pylon
Release date: 1980
Genre: Electronica, Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 57:24
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No. Title Length
1. Cool 3:21
2. Dub 4:41
3. Volume 4:17
4. Feast on My Heart 3:34
5. Precaution 2:51
6. Weather Radio 2:14
7. Human Body 3:07
8. Read a Book 2:00
9. Driving School 3:53
10. Recent Title 2:26
11. Gravity 2:38
12. Danger 5:38
13. Working Is No Problem 3:32
14. Stop It 3:04
15. Danger!! 5:40
16. Functionality 4:28



Pylon's first album, although it doesn't contain masterworks on the level of the first single "Dub" or the later single "Crazy," is considerably more consistent than the comparatively spotty Pylon!! and Chomp. This is Pylon at their purest, mixing the spartan angularity of Gang of Four with a playfulness missing from similar U.K. bands like the Au Pairs or the early Mekons (or indeed from Gang of Four themselves) as well as the irresistible danceability of their Athens, GA, compatriots the B-52's. Yet Pylon never quite sounded like anyone except Pylon; their naïve instrumental style — guitarist Randy Bewley claimed that he didn't even know the names of any notes or chords — and singer Vanessa Briscoe's inimitable voice (moving from a flirtatious coo to a Meredith Monk shriek in the space of a line) and inscrutable lyrics are so idiosyncratic that they probably couldn't sound like anyone else any more than another band could tackle a Pylon song. (Remember the botch R.E.M. made of "Crazy"?) Highlights here include the spirited opener "Volume," the evocative instrumental "Weather Radio" (probably the prettiest song on the record), and Briscoe's impassioned "Feast on My Heart." Later pressings of this album replace the first track on side two, "Driving School," with "Recent Title." Both tracks are available on the 1989 compilation Hits. [DFA's 2007 remastered edition adds both sides of the band's first single ("Cool"/"Dub"), a B-side from the Cool 12" ("Danger!!) and a previously unreleased demo ("Functionality").]