Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Danse society – Peel Session – 1981
After Punk came a catch-all sub-genre known as Post-Punk. More experimental and less high-voltage. In the case of Danse Society, it didn’t last very long. After gaining some following and releasing a few singles and ep’s, they disbanded in 1986 and went separate ways until they temporarily re-formed in 2011.
Here’s what’s on the player tonight:
The Danse Society
John Peel Session – BBC Radio 1
November 21, 1981
1. Sanity Career
2. We’re So Happy
3. Woman’s Own
4. Love As A Positive Narcotic
Post-Punk eventually gave way to a pile of other sub-genres – New Romantic, New Wave, Indie, Shoegaze and Experimental. Danse Society didn’t really fit in any of them and much of their notoriety was confined to the UK and parts of Europe.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t get to hear what you might have missed.