Under Wartime Conditions

by The Cleaners From Venus

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Now remastered, 'Under Wartime Conditions' is a product of Martin Newell collaborating with longtime friend and former Cleaner Lol Elliot.

This is one of many Cleaners from Venus previously cassette-only releases from founding member Martin Newell, who formed the legendary lo-fi band Cleaners From Venus in the small town of Wivenhoe, England. One of Newell’s chief problems at this time, apart from constant money shortages, was finding musical collaborators who shared his own skewed pop vision. The absolute opposite of a musical perfectionist, the founder Cleaner believed that great pop was to be had by doing things quickly, in a slapdash fashion and by "fumbling around in the dark in search of happy accidents."

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released May 14, 2013

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The Cleaners From Venus Wivenhoe, UK

The Cleaners from Venus are these four 67 year-old guys in a band who dress the same and look a bit like each other. They have loads of tawdry adventures, usually with a group of over made-up women a few years younger than themselves. As a consequence they often spend their free time in prayer and quiet contemplation trying to atone for a shared guilt which they find very difficult to process. ... more

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