John Peel session. Scritti Politti's debut in fact, recorded on 5th December 1978 with Tony Wilson (him again) behind the desk. It's a prevailing misconception that the Peel session Rough Trade issued as the Work In Progress EP in 1979 was Scritti's first. Surprisingly it wasn't, though the sameoriginalline-up features on both: Green Gartside (vocals & guitar), Tom Morley (Drums) & Niall Jinks (bass). I've no idea why this inaugural set has been consistently overlooked as it's first-rate, very fractured & oblique, an unlikely amalgam of Canterbury prog, NYC No Wave & Marxist art school squat punk in fact.