12" Black Vinyl.
A fine year for alienation, 1979. The Clash made the apocalyptic London Calling; Manchester's Joy Division debuted with the brutally despairing Unknown Pleasures; Gerry Dammers and co. set the Midlands' malaise to a ska beat with The Specials. Meanwhile, in darkest Crawley, 20-year-old Robert Smith was forging his own take on the post-punk zeitgeist. Twenty-five years on, and in a beautifully repackaged edition, Three Imaginary Boys stands as one of that year's most audacious albums.