Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti

Last updated: 08 July 2009

Green Gartside formed Scritti Politti in the early 1980s and enjoyed chart success. He enjoyed a renaissance in the 2000s.

Green Gartside named himself after the verdant landscapes of his native south Wales, casting aside his given name and creating a moniker synonymous with the post-punk and new wave scene of the 1980s.

Read the full Scritti Politti biography.

Key works

  • White Bread Black Beer cover

    White Bread Black Beer (2006)

  • Cupid And Psyche cover

    Cupid And Psyche (1985)

    1985's second LP, featuring Wood Beez and The Word Girl
  • Songs To Remember cover

    Songs To Remember (1982)

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