Scritti Politti Biography (Wikipedia)
Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by the Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band to have remained throughout the group's history.
Beginning as a punk-inspired collective of art students and squatters, Scritti Politti released several early post-punk recordings on Rough Trade Records before transitioning into a mainstream pop music project in the early to mid-1980s, enjoying significant success in the record charts in the UK and the US. The group's most successful album, 1985's Cupid & Psyche 85, spawned three UK Top 20 hits with "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)", "Absolute", and "The Word Girl", as well as a US Top 20 hit with "Perfect Way".
The band's 1988 album Provision was a UK Top 10 success, though it only produced one UK Top 20 hit single, "Oh Patti". After releasing two non-album singles in 1991, as well as a collaboration with B.E.F., Gartside became disillusioned with the music industry and retired to south Wales for more than seven years. Gartside returned in the late 1990s, releasing a new album, Anomie & Bonhomie, in 1999 (which included various rock and hip hop influences). In 2005, Rough Trade released the compilation Early, which collected the band's first releases. In 2006, Gartside released the stripped-down White Bread, Black Beer.
- Scritti Politti's Green Gartside in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03f9mws.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03f9mws.jpg2016-01-12T16:03:00.000ZGreen Gartside joins Mark and Stuart to speak about Scritti Politti's upcoming London gig and new music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03f9n15
Scritti Politti's Green Gartside in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconie
- Green Gartside chats to Sara Coxhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w54zg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w54zg.jpg2014-03-24T15:33:00.000ZGreen Gartside from Scritti Politti joins Sara Cox to look back at the 80s.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w4zpq
Green Gartside chats to Sara Cox
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