AC Acoustics : Victory Parts

One Little Indian re-issue AC Acoustics much revered second album, Victory Parts in re-mastered form including thee extra tracks – Shoka, Violent Peep and 1994′s long out of print Hand Passes Plenty– in a re-ordered track list. CD2 includes a live set, The Silver Echo & the Golden Echo – recorded live at Reading Festival in 1996.

“I’m particularly pleased that additional rarer tracks have been included with this release and that a live concert recording is available at last. In this case from the Reading Festival and one of the many live recordings we were fortunate enough to make for the BBC. Turn the lights down, turn the volume up and hopefully you will get some small sense of what I’m told was often a formidable live experience. Whether these recordings come to you as a first encounter or as a point on a return journey, I sincerely hope they bring you much pleasure.”

Paul Campion, AC Acoustics

Formed in Glasgow in 1990, AC Acoustics original sound took its lead from the wave of mid-late 80s noise bands like Jesus And Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Their first release 1992s Wrist Eye EP – featuring backing vocals from Teenage Fanclub’s Gerry Love – and a show opening for PJ Harvey brought the band to the music press’ attention and won them a session with John Peel. It also brought a record deal with Elemental who released their debut mini album Able Treasury to ecstatic reviews in 1994:

“It’s mixture of the instantly recognisable and the frankly lunatic that makes AC Acoustics such a vital prospect”.


By the time of its follow up, 1997’s Victory Parts, the band had evolved a more complex hook-heavy sound overlaid with Paul Campion’s intriguingly cryptic lyrics. The band toured heavily with the likes of Embrace, Stereophonics, dEUS and Placebo (Brian Molko a big champion of the band) but despite this and glowing accolades for Victory Parts in the music press ac acoustics were apparently destined to remain a cult act, ultimately calling it a day in 2003 after two further albums, Understanding Music (2000) and O (2002).


- 2x CD


All purchases of Victory Parts made through the One Little Indian store come with a 7″ record sized collectors booklet featuring interviews with Mark Raine from AC Acoustics about the making of the album.



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