Between 1979 and 1982, Nick Blinko and Martin Cooper's Outer Himmilayan
Records released 7-inches by three short-lived bands - The Magits, Soft Drinks,
and S-Haters - who would nonetheless cast a massive shadow on the UK's
burgeoning post-punk/anarcho punk scene. Outer Himmilayan Presents collects
all of the music found on those original records, along with rare and unreleased
tracks by all three bands. It's a snapshot of a period of frenzied creativity by some
of the UK's most thrilling experimental punks.
The final Outer Himmilayan release before it became strictly a Rudimentary
Peni label was Soft Drinks' Popstars in Their Pyjamas 7". Popstars ended up being
the synth-punk trio's only release before their breakup, though they would also
record "Dangers of Drink," for the Bouquet of Barbed Wire comp and included
here, as well as the one-off track "Misconception," previously unreleased but now
available exclusively on Outer Himmilayan Presents.