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Life and death of a Belgian cult band Digital Dance comin' directly from the Brussels punk scene. Prior to forming Digital Dance in Brussels, in the summer of 1978, Jerry WX (voice and guitar) and Stephan Barbery (guitar) were closely involved in the local punk scene. Jerry WX played with Chainsaw, the very first Brussels punk band in 1976, and a year later with X-Pulsion. Stephan Barbery played with Thrills from 1977 to 1978. During this period, X-Pulsion, Thrills, and a third band called Streets played many gigs together, often swapping instruments and members. (See Sub Rosa's recent Punk in Brussels 1977-1979 compilation). Despite their difficult reputation and lack of commercial success, Digital Dance built up a cult following, even having the support of John Peel in the UK. Between 1979 and 1981, Digital Dance released three singles and performed several notable live concerts as an opening act for Magazine and Siouxsie And The Banshees. The various members subsequently played in groups as diverse as Fad Gadget, Marine, The Revenge, Kid Montana, Noh Mask, The Names, Snowy Red, The Weathermen, etc. Digital Dance performed their last live show in 1981. There was no definite end of the band but they didn't play together between 1982 and 1998. Sadly, Jerry died in 2000. Last, but not least, the punk years in Brussels generated many fanzines. Digital Dance also published Digital Magazine. This LP includes the very last and unreleased issue of Digital Magazine. Pressed on limited marbled black and silver vinyl. Includes an insert.