Sunday, 18 August 2013

Greenwich Performance Collective: The "Dennis" Tape

Greenwich Performance Collective existed in South London in the 1980s and was a hotbed of innovative creative activity. Embracing the punk D.I.Y ethic the collective brought together musicians, artists and performers of all types for gigs and events in London (and later for exchange gigs in the North of England). Many interesting and talented performers found a platform here and sometimes more established acts joined the gigs, such as Nico, ATV and others.

The collective produced several compilation cassettes during its existence and after a recent meeting with some of the core and founder members (Andi being one of them), we have began a digital archive of materials and recordings, mostly thanks to the collections of Dave Skull and Brian Moulton.

The first compilation tape to be digitised is the one called "Dennis". It contains tracks by over 21 acts, and although it is now nearly 30 years old, it has aged well and is a very entertaining listen. Check out the tracks below, and you can also download the entire tape, plus artwork and scans free.

GPC has a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with the additions to the archive and get the latest news relating not just to the GPC, but the other linked collectives of the time:

Download "Dennis" free by clicking this link:

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