RECORD TURNOVER 80s HITS #47
Glorious Din was a San Francisco post-punk quartet that not many seem to have heard about. The group was lead by singer Eric Cope, who had an affinity for Joy Division and Ian Curtis. He’d taken that name after moving to the US around 1980, after being born and raised in 50s Sri Lanka. He was later to become the founder of the influential hiphop magazine Murder Dog. The band Glorious Din sounded a bit like The Lines, but with the melodic bass playing that New Order’s Peter Hook and The Cure’s Simon Gallup had pioneered. Their first album Leading Stolen Horses, released on Insight in 1985, is a proper masterpiece. Thankfully it was reissued a few years ago by the excellent B.F.E. label.