Label: 4AD - 9 40547-2 • Format: CD Maxi-Single • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Leftfield, Funk, Indie Rock
The Wolfgang Press was an English post-punk bandactive from torecording for the 4AD label. The official 4AD band profile describes them as "post-punk", transforming to "avant-dance groovers" with Queer.
Allen started in The Models in All of these bands had also recorded for 4AD. Asquith remained a friend and contributed to Queer. After Mass split, Allen and Cox continued working together. The influence of Metal Box was apparent in their live shows of the time  and in their first recording as the Wolfgang Press, the album The Burden Of Mules.
Trouser Press describes it as "dark and cacophonous, an angry, intense slab of post-punk gloom that is best left to its own de vices";  the AllMusic Guide to Electronica describes some tracks as "so morose and vehement as to verge on self-parody. The AllMusic Guide to Electronica describes Scarecrow as "a lighter, more streamlined affair", Water as spotlighting "ominously sparse torch songs ", and Sweatbox as " deconstructionist pop".
The 4AD band profile describes Standing Up Straight as "an intense The Wolfgang Press - A Girl Like You of industrial and classical tropes". The AllMusic Guide to Electronica notes Bird Wood Cage as "one of the most pivotal records in the Wolfgang Press catalog; here, the trio begins to incorporate the dance and funk elements which would ultimately emerge as the dominant facet of their work.
As Allen put it, this was when they Depeche Mode - Get The Message Right that music could indeed be fun.
There was a freshness and ease about the way it was made that inspired us to reassess our working process. The album's sound includes many samples and funkier, poppier beats than previous albums.
Due to sample clearance issues, the US release of Queer which includes "A Girl Like You" needed considerable rerecording and remixing. After "A Girl Like You", the band bought their own studio, removing the financial pressure of traditional studio rental. The band spent two years recording Funky Little Demons. Trouser Press describes the album as "straight-ahead dance music with the correct materials", though "no longer enigmatic risk-takers, the Wolfgang Press have become just another white post-new wave soul band.
The single "Going South" reached No. Cox left the The Wolfgang Press - A Girl Like You in Februaryshortly before the release of the album. Allen and Gray aimed to continue,  and toured the US without Cox to promote the album,  but later conceded the band had run its course. Despite the name, it contains nothing from before Allen records and plays live periodically with his band Geniuser with Giuseppe De Bellis, whom Allen regards as the driving force.
Gray recorded under the name Limehouse Outlaw and released an album Homegrown on his own label on 27 May with some songs co-written by Allen. Gray also recorded with the Lavender Pill Mob. Spin said the band claimed to have named themselves after a device that Mozart tried unsuccessfully to invent to type out his music. Allen has stated elsewhere that the name was chosen to be "meaningless and open to interpretation.
All releases UK except as noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Bill Mafia - Robo Bass Hifi - 16 Bit Skanks live music archive, see Wolfgang's Vault. Vladimir Bogdanov, ed. Backbeat Books. Rough Guides Ltd, October London: Guinness World Records Limited. Archived The Wolfgang Press - A Girl Like You the original on 13 March Retrieved 8 January Categories : 4AD artists English gothic rock groups English post-punk music groups English new wave Watermelon And Root Beer - Sarah Gayle Meech - Tennessee Love Song groups.
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