Release Date: 09/10/2020
Two PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED songs from the “unfinished” archives of late-‘80s urban guerrilla noise-pop nutters WORLD DOMINATION ENTERPRISES. Go Dominator
Woke Up Just In Time
VERY limited edition of only 300 copies in see-through orange vinyl. GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST! WDE, noted for their unpredictability and wild guitar sound, featured on the covers of NME, Melody Maker, and The Catalogue (the Indie version of “Music Week”), among others, back in the day.
Their one studio album sustained a top three Indie Chart position, and was the number one new entry on US college radio playlists at the time of its release. Regarded as an influence on DAVID BOWIE’s 1989 project “Tin Machine”, Bowie invited the band to support Tin Machine on their UK tour that year. Later in 1989 “Go Dominator” was recorded and co-produced in London by Bowie’s bandleader and collaborator, Kevin Armstrong.
However, drummer Digger’s new friends at the Jehovah’s witnesses disapproved of some of the lyrics. Digger refused to play on the song, and soon after quit the band. The song was never properly finished or released until now. “GO DOMINATOR” is pinned to a bouncing hip hop beat. The INFECTIOUS chorus, destined to become a chant for the rising throngs of human rights protesters across the globe, is punctuated by the clanky rock ’n’ roll guitar break from HELL. While in between Dobson totally does his nut about some (presumably important) shit. In July, 2020, WDEcorp Records was formed.
WDE’s first 2 tracks from the unfinished archive, ‘Paint the Curtains’ and ‘Trashing’ Around’, were unleashed, and were well received, marking up thousands of digital plays on BandCamp alone, as well as some radio plays. On 14th August, the album ‘Let’s Play Domination’ was re-released across all online digital platforms. A new vinyl remaster release of Let’s Play Domination is scheduled for April, 2021.
“The most exciting show I’ve ever EVER seen” (Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 1987).
“This is probably the heaviest album of the 1980s. Nobody has produced a more fucked-up guitar sound than Keith Dobson’s on the ‘Let’s Play Domination’ LP. Pettigrew [Alt-Press editor-in-chief] will concur.
“WDE indulged in a stylistic promiscuity that reanimated funk, dub, hip hop and Birthday Party-esque blues rock.” (Dave Segal - The 99 best albums of the 1980s - Alternative Press anniversary edition, 1995).
“Asbestos Lead Asbestos clang merchants are ‘back’ ‘back’ ‘back’ after a lengthy absence spent at home watching detergent adverts” (Jon Doran, the Quietus, July, 2020).
World Dom continue to enjoy the support of fans in high places. ‘Go Dominator’ will surely see them voicing their approval once again.