L. Voag- The Way Out

L. Voag- The Way Out

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Label: Superior

Reissued 10/23/15

The first-time vinyl reissue of the 1979 solo debut from The HOMOSEXUALS bassist Jim Welton (a.k.a. L. VOAG) includes a bonus 7-inch of the rare Move EP. The Way Out is recommended for fans of DESPERATE BICYCLES, THIS HEAT and MARK PERRY.

A band by the name of The Rejects were formed in the bar of Goldsmith's College in South London in 1976. The name The Rejects was too deeply embedded in what was regarded as "the new conformity of punk," leading to the name change to The Homosexuals. The band then lived in a series of squats while making music and recording. Their angular guitars, complex melodies, and experimental leanings distanced them somewhat from the punk rock being created by their contemporaries and cemented their reputation as a precursor to post-punk. The band members recorded in various combinations under several different pseudonyms. Contrary to often cited information about Homosexuals side projects, L. Voag's The Way Out was a Jim Welton solo album recorded during downtime between recording sessions at Surrey Sound.

Track Listing:

  1. Front Door
  2. Hall
  3. Kitchen
  4. Toilet
  5. Living Room
  6. Bedroom
  7. The Way Out
  8. The Lengthy Pause
  9. Franco's Prayer
  10. The Raw End (Of the Tits, Bum & Challenge Deal)
  11. Boxing and Sparring (With the Third Dimension)
  12. The Goalkeepers Fear of the Piss-Up
  13. Planning - Budgeting - Shopping
  14. Helping the Police with Their Enquiries
  15. Your Own Hair - Your Own Chance
  16. El Cada Dia Del Gente Comun
  17. The Tuned Knife and Fork Toned Down to a Light Lunch
  18. The Monumental
  19. Beauty Spreads
  20. Aural Terrorism
  21. We Dress Up Our Ideas (To Make Them Seem Greater Than They Really Are)
  22. According to Freud