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Compulsion was an Irish punk band. They were formed in 1990 by Joseph Mary (singer) and Sid Rainey (bassist) as Thee Amazing Colossal Men. They signed a recording contract with Virgin Records, but after winning a lawsuit against their record label, they became 'Compulsion' in 1992. Joined by guitarist Garret Lee and drummer Jan-Willem Alkema, they moved to North London and signed to One Little Indian. They released several EPs and two albums. The first, Comforter, was labelled by the NME as part of the "New Wave of New Wave", while the second, The Future is Medium, saw them sport identical black outfits and orange hairdos.
Garret Lee Jeronimo Nieto Joseph Mary Barry Sid Rainey Jan-Willem Alkema


Artwork for release The Future Is Medium Compulsion The Future Is Medium 1 x CD 27 May 1996

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Various Alternator 1 x CD 1996