Red Square – Born In the U.S.S.R. – Vinyl Record Album
Red Square was a free improvising band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England during the 1970s. Consisting of Ian Staples (electric guitar), Jon Seagroatt (bass clarinet) and Roger Telford (drums and percussion). The group played extremely loud and intense free-form jam sessions supporting other like minded musicians, such as Henry Cow, Lol Coxhill, etc.
Red Square – Born In the U.S.S.R. is a song and album by the British post-punk band Red Square. The song is a cover of The Beatles’ famous track “Back in the U.S.S.R.” from their 1968 album “The Beatles” (also known as the White Album).
Red Square’s version of the song was released in 1984 as a 12″ single and was part of their album “Mysterium,” which came out the same year. The band was known for their experimental and avant-garde approach to post-punk, and their cover of “Back in the U.S.S.R.” reflects this unique style.
Red Square’s rendition of the song gives it a darker and more atmospheric feel compared to The Beatles’ original version, showcasing the band’s distinctive sound. The cover has been well-received by fans of post-punk and alternative music.
Red Square also played regularly on a semi-squatted basis at The Queens, a dilapidated hotel in Westcliff-on-Sea, where, according to a local urban myth, their set drowned out a concert by Cliff Richard, who was playing half a mile away at another venue.
The group was also involved with the left-wing political organisation Music For Socialism.
Staples and Seagroatt moved to Oxfordshire, and worked together in other bands including the dance based The Duffs and ambient/techno duo B So glObal.
Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic seal with jacket slit
Rhino Records 1985
Back In the U.S.S.R.
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