Chaos - Live at the Ritzy 1983

by Nocturnal Emissions



Meaning of Life
Bad Evening
Smash with Love Chant
Sinking the Belgrano
Smash with Love
State Terror
Seven Shades of Shit
Squat the Land
Bite them Back
Cute Toy Beagle

Recorded live at the Ritzy cinema, Brixton, London, Election Night 9 June 1983


31 years later, workers at the popular Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton are campaigning for all staff to to earn at least the London Living Wage (currently £8.80/hour).

The campaign by BECTU members has seen Ritzy staff in ongoing negotiations with the owners City Screen to set a new pay deal.

Pointing out that the Ritzy is now one of the company’s highest grossing cinemas, they are asking Picturehouse to pay workers what they believe to be a fair deal.

Having so far failed to reach agreement, Ritzy BECTU Union Reps are about to go into talks at the conciliation service ACAS to try to reach agreement on a new pay deal.

The Ritzy workers have invited people who would like to show their support (and be kept informed of ongoing developments), to ‘like’ their Facebook page:


released July 7, 2014

All tracks p & c 1983 Nocturnal Emissions
Engineered by Larry Peterson*
* recorded on a personal cassette recorder from a seat towards the back of the audience.



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Nocturnal Emissions' Nigel Ayers has continued to work with a strong underground of cult support, avoiding music industry fashions, and following his own creative path he concentrated on creating a strong sense of a wilderness identity through sound.

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