JOSEF K It’s Kinda Funny LP
Crépuscule presents It's Kinda Funny by Josef K - the Sound of Young Scotland on 45, rounded up on 33.
As well as their three legendary 45s on Postcard Records (Radio Drill Time, It's Kinda Funny and Chance Meeting), the album also includes both Crépuscule singles (Sorry For Laughing, Missionary) as well as the original Absolute version of Chance Meeting from 1979. B-side tracks are also included, plus a digital download.
Cover art by Jean-François Octave. Inner bag with liner notes and archive photography by Simon Clegg. Outer sleeve printed on matt reverse board.
A1. RomanceA2. Radio Drill TimeA3. It's Kinda FunnyA4. Sorry For LaughingA5. Chance MeetingA6. MissionaryB1. Heaven SentB2. RevelationB3. Crazy to ExistB4. The AngleB5. Pictures (of Cindy)B6. Final RequestB7. Chance Meeting (Absolute)
"Josef K were The Sound of Young Scotland, together with Orange Juice, whose guitars were also radiant and brittle, whose rhythms were also scrubbed and blunt, whose vocals were also proud and serious, but who sounded like another group entirely" (Paul Morley)
"Josef K was about the heroic Outsider suavely surfing across the fraught surface of their albino funk fracas. Haig sounds high on anxiety, finding an odd, giddy euphoria in doubt" (Simon Reynolds)
"Josef K specialised in cerebral, nerve-jangling funk, like disco played by Franz Kafka (or Franz Ferdinand). They also had some of the best, most insidious guitar riffs ever, notably The Missionary and Revelation, although they could do mordant: see It's Kinda Funny. What's no laughing matter is this music's dour brilliance" (Classic Pop, 03/2016)