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Maximum Joy

I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights: Singles 1981-82

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RELEASED: 13th October 2017
2 x 12" Vinyl

“Maximum Joy is an aspiration, a claim to passion. To call a band 'Maximum Joy' is to ask a huge question - what is the very best you ever felt or hope to feel and more importantly how far can you take it?” Silent Street is a new collaborative label from Chris Farrell (Idle Hands) and Kiran Sande (Blackest Ever Black). For their first release they’re proud to present I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights, a compilation of singles by one of our shared musical lodestars; Bristol’s extraordinary Maximum Joy. The band was formed in 1980, by 18 year-old photography student and vocalist Janine Rainforth alongside Tony Wrafter, a trumpeter/saxophonist previously affiliated with Glaxo Babies. Wrafter’s former accomplices, Charlie Llewellin (drums) and Dan Catsis (bass), completed the original line-up, alongside erstwhile Pop Group guitarist John Waddington. With a youthful confidence and energy that leaps out at you even now, they took their diverse influences - punk, modern jazz, disco, dub, funk, soul, early hip-hop, Afrobeat and chansons - and distilled them into some of the greatest, most intoxicating pop music ever made.


A1:Silent Street / Silent Dub
B1:White & Green Place (Extraterrestrial Mix)
B2:In The Air (12" Mix)
C1:Building Bridges / Building Dub
C2:Simmer Til Done
D1:Stretch (7" Mix)
D2:Do It Today