Friday, 22 March 2019

The Hoax ‎– "So What" (Hologramme Music ‎– HOAX3) 1980




Manchester standard Punk trio, The Hoax's only long-ish player from 1980.
Including that drummer bloke from The Smiths, Mike Joyce?
Morrisey's punk flirtation was in the far cooler 'Nosebleeds', with that Durutti Column bloke.
Its all rather entertaining power pop punk rock, effected in an efficient manner.
Its the kind of band thats fun to play in rather than watch or listen to too much.

Tracklisting:

A1 Rats In The Cellar
A2 Some Say
A3 Nice Girls
A4 Ich Habe Keine Spur
B1 Radio D.J.
B2 T.V. Addict
B3 Rich Folk
B4 Schizophrenia


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Bazoomis ‎– "White Washed Kids ('77-'78)" (Only Fit For The Bin Records ‎– OFFTB021) 2014


Some bands/groups/combo's, whatever the fuck you wanna call 'em, are doomed from the moment they pick a dumbass name, like 'Bazoomis', at the end of one fatal drunken evening.
Outsider Punk this may be, but they ain't half bad. A mixture of original UK punk and its precursor ,Pub Rock, from the Johnny Moped skool of excellence. Judging by the cover image they were from The Damned side of the street, more interested in 'Fun' than Anarchy......good choice.
Trouble is most of them are dead now,with only two surviving members. Too much 'Fun' will indeed kill you.
They apparently played at all the trendy 'Punk' haunts, such as The Roxy and The Vortex, after being invited by Clash mate, Keith Levine, to the Pistols/Clash/Buzzcocks Screen On The Green gig in 76, so naturally they should try it too? Not so 'Outsider' after all?
'Bazoomis' is apparently Russian for 'Madness', which would have been a better name.
They went on to become 'The Expressos' with a new singer, and Johnnie Christo had a number one in the USA as part of 'The Escape Club'.....he's was the luckiest one, as he still lives as well as having hits.
No releases in their lifetime, but they did manage to leave a posthumous pot of studio demos from 1977/78.

Tracklisting:

1 Bundle
2 The Pusher
3 Hot Station
4 Punk Head
5 Give It All To Me
6 Jimmy Slim
7 Don't Listen To What They Say
8 White Washed Kids
9 Rabies
10 Sulphate Depression
11 Plastic People
12 Live
13 Babelonia
14 Negative Boys
15 The Pusher (Long Version)
16 Punk Head #2
17 Slimey Blink


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Silent Noise ‎– "Whatever Happened To Us?" (Only Fit For The Bin Records ‎– OFFTB002) 2010


In the eighties we used to dig up old lost outsider psych bands, like Wimple Winch and put together lost tracks for eagerly consumed compilation albums.In the early noughties and beyond, we now search out unknown Outsider Punk combo's from 1977, and do the same.
So,from that seething volcano of punk angst,...er....Norwich, came the remanents of the town's first Punk combo, the Toads.....but this time with tunes, and a new name.....Silent Noise!?
Of course Norwich is more famous for being the location for "Sale Of The Century" in the 1970's, and the fictional home town of Alan Partridge. I doubt Silent Noise ever got any tunes on Radio Norwich, but their music certainly has that charming isolated quality of this fenland City. Just looking at the only picture of the group in existence, this was as far away as one could get from The Kings Road in London.
This was how provincial, or, Outsider Punk, as I like to call it.....looked. Aviator sunglasses, flared jeans,pullovers, permed or blow dryed hair...this is how the 'punks'outside of the London clique looked.In fact most of the kids in the Roxy and Vortex wore the same stuff.No-one outside the Clash and The Pistols could afford to shop in Seditionaries.No Richard Hells here!
A few slightly rude 'Punk' style tunes float around the very sixties influenced power pop, and even a bit of polite violence. These boys sound too nice, too embaressed, to be banned from anywhere......Oi..."sling Your Hook", replaces Fuck Off, and Bastards is about as subversive as they get.
All this is ,of course ,highly charming.Probably not what the Daily Mirror reading popularists assumed 'Punk Rock' to be; but thats what it largly was. The lyrics to "Hit Record" likely sums up the totality of their Punk Manifesto. This is all far more honest than John Rotten ever was, despite his tiresome protests of himself being the only 'Honest' rock star ever!
Listening to this inspid rebellion as entertainment for the provincial masses, i feel nothing but boredom at the prospect of listening to those knob'eads in the UK Subs, or to Sandinista!?...what a pile of shite was that?
This posthumous compilation collects their only single, and adds 15 tracks sourced from old cassettes of demo's and rehearsals, between 1978-1980.

Tracklisting:

1-All Through The Night
2-Bastards
3-Follow The Noise
4-Heart To Heart
5-Hit Record
6-I've Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)
7-Kick You In The Head
8-Missing You Today
9-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
10-Silent Noise
11-Sling Your Hook
12-Tell Me
13-Whatever Happened To Us?
14-You Don't Have To Say That You Love Me
15-You Need Someone
16-Nightclubbing
17-Baby I Know


Monday, 18 March 2019

Jandek ‎– "Chicago Wednesday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0804) 2010



A lovely photo of Chicago adorns the cover, or more likely an impression of how Jandek sees Chicago.A wasteland, devoid of human life.
He's got two trendy musicians from the Windy City's burgeoning underground music scene. That bloke from Tortoise/ Bastro/ etc, and a sophisticated Jazzer,who's played with everyone in the city.
Of course the audience love it, they wouldn't dare to be seen doing otherwise.

Tracklisting:

1-1 Bad Times 13:18
1-2 Red Skirt 12:01
1-3 Land Of God 11:18
1-4 The Lost Ruse 11:20
2-1 Blue Plastic Mat 11:48
2-2 Let Me Go 11:17
2-3 My Vow 13:54


Saturday, 16 March 2019

Tronics ‎– "Love Backed By Force" (Alien Records ‎– BEALIEN 3) 1981


The UK DIY White stripes,or Shite Stripes(?),Ziro Baby and Gaby de Vivienne ,aka Tronics,and their first vinyl LP.Complete with pots'n'pans drums,minimal buzzsaw guitar, and a song about a girlfriend in a coma; which I suspect a certain Stephen Morrissey may well have nabbed the intellectual property of.
Certainly an unusual record, with a rare hint of Tudor era pastoral electronic chamber music popping up inbetween the stripped down Rock'n'Roll and minimal Punk.
Oh, and by the way,for those that are interested,Ziro Baby's Hair was done by Harold?.....it says on the sleeve.

Tracklisting:

Side Odin

A1 Charlie Manson
A2 Love Backed By Force
A3 T.V. On In Bed
A4 There Talking About Us
A5 Ice Flod Festival
A6 Ultra Pol
A7 My Baby's In A Coma


Side DVA
B1 Min Dama
B2 Spending Time
B3 Love Tan (In A Two Way Circus)
B4 L.B.B.F. (Reprise)
B5 Crush On You
B6 Le Monde


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tronics ‎– "What's The Hubub Bub" (Tronics Label T004) 1980


Formed and fronted by some fine upstanding fellow called Zarjaz Baby, also known as Ziro Baby? Obviously not the name on his birth certificate. Zarjaz was once reported to claim that he was married to Marilyn Monroe in the afterlife.
Bit of a loony then, but nonetheless a very early exponent of the DIY art form.More frequent than not,performing as a duo,like some abstract version of The White Stripes but without the tiresome record collection.
What's left behind reveals itself as a low-speed collision of Velvets guitar violence, primitive tape collage, 50s rock n' roll, and an intergalactic radio broadcast, marshalled nonchalantly into some serious tunes by the outsider pop sensibilities of nutty Ziro Baby. Apparently recorded in a kitchen, these ramshackle tracks couldn't be more minimal: aside from the clipped guitar, there's often little else besides some seriously loping drums (think of a hungover Mo Tucker, or early Sun Ra) and Ziro's weasely vocals.

Tracklisting:

1 How Do You Do Again 3:53
2 Helsinki 3:44
3 Hard On Me 4:17
4 Raw Reggae 2:09
5 Space Message 1:14
6 The Other Man 3:02
7 Alone 1:19
8 The Shark Fucks Intro 6:46
9 The Shark Fucks 3:24
10 I'm A Diver 5:10
11 Piece For A Galaxy Juke Box I 2:44
12 Piece For A Galaxy Juke Box II 1:54


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The Fall ‎– "Live 1977" (Cog Sinister ‎– COGVP114CD) 2000



This almost unlistenable cassette,found at the back of a cupboard in the Cog Sinister Office,was recorded live at the Stretford Civic Centre on 23 December 1977, and features John The Postman on vocals for an encore of 'Louie Louie'; his signature tune.

It's also the earliest known recordings of The Fall, in the classic original line-up. For me this IS The Fall, and not the Mark E. Smith Band, which it was to become.
Notably, this was Tony Friel's last performance with the band,er.... sorry mark...Group. Whose departure was the beginning of the end of The Fall, and the start of Mark E. Smith and backing group.
Friel was the one who came up with the name after all.
The recording is pretty ropey, and noisy,with the vocals being somewhat over saturated,but its interesting to hear the early Fall being rather more 'Punky' than they had latterly intended.

Tracklisting:

1 Psycho Mafia 2:40
2 Last Orders 2:14
3 Repetition 4:42
4 Dresden Dolls 3:45
5 Hey Fascist 2:50
6 Frightened 5:22
7 Industrial Estate 2:23
8 Stepping Out 3:32
9 Bingo Master's Breakout 2:40
10 Oh Brother 4:10
11 Cop It 3:04
12 Futures And Pasts 2:50
13 Louie Louie (With John The Postman) 6:36


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Various ‎Artists – "The Disparate Cogscienti" (Cog Sinister ‎– COG 2) 1988


A compilation of Mark E. Smiths mates on his label Cog Sinister,including three John The Postman tracks that are surprisingly, rather good!? John had just returned from living in San Francisco by this time, so it must have had an inspiring effect on him.
Marks old DIY 'legend' mates ,The Hamsters, have a couple of tunez too, but you can get their entire unreleased back catalogue on Bandcamp HERE!
Industrial cassette making enigma, Phillip Johnson also crops up, with a musique concrete version of the Fall's infamous B-side manifesto, "Repetition".
The rest is a mixture of standard Indie (Beatrice),Felt-a-alikes (The Lowthers),a no-budget Gun Club (Obi Men),and tongue in cheek working mens club muzak (Mr A. Valler).
Wasn't 'God' that industrial metal group with Justin Broadwick and Kevin Martin of Godflesh fame within the ranks?...if so, they were once really good, or really God?
MES himself makes a brief, uncredited appearance, between sides, doing a reading over a bit of "Tempo House".

Tracklisting:

A1 –The Obi Men - Her Address
A2 –The Hamsters - Ole Spain
A3 –The Hamsters - Stupid Songs
A4 –The Lowthers - Sylvia
A5 –John The Postman's Peurile - Kowalski
A6 –John The Postman & The Legendary Lost - Come To The Sabbat


Interlude - The Fall

B1 –Beatrice - A Girl Like Me
B2 –God - Sounds Like Thunder
B3 –Mr. A. Valler - Mr. A. Valler
B4 –Andrew Berry - Unsatisfied
B5 –The Next Step - Pseudo Drama Time
B6 –Philip Johnson - One Forthy Three
B7 –John The Postman & The Legendary Lost - Work


Monday, 11 March 2019

Jandek ‎– "Bristol Wednesday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0801) 2010


Another double CD,Recorded live at Cube Cinema in Bristol, England on Wednesday, May 17, 2010.
Here we find the 'Representative' hitting every wrong wrong note on Ornette Coleman's shitlist. We've heard of the search for the thirteenth note in jazz, but this performance isn't even slightly interested in finding the other twelve on a journey outside of musical structure between the gaps of standard notation.The chewed up and stretched cassette tape effect is just a welcome extra.Oh yeah, he sings,groans, whatever you wanna call it, too!
Play this when unwanted guests drop by for supper, and they'll soon find excuses to leave you alone.Could not only clear a pub in thirty seconds,it'd probably make the stupider ones get violent. If that isn't the definition of 'Art' then i dunno what is.
Tracklisting:

Set One
1-1 Only Twenty Two 24:28
1-2 All I Had 9:05
1-3 Your Plan 10:45
1-4 Wrap It Up 11:38
1-5 More Than I Was 19:37
Set Two
2-1 Mermaids Calling 16:22
2-2 Not To Die 16:58
2-3 Another Vista 15:40
2-4 Hello To You 13:24
2-5 The Lesson 9:13


Sunday, 10 March 2019

John the Postman's Psychedelic Rock 'N' Roll 5 Skinners ‎– "Steppin' Out (Of Holts Brewery)" (Bent Records ‎– big bent four) 1979



Well, he didn't give up his dayjob, and here's why.

"I think the Buzzcocks left the stage and the microphone was there and a little voice must have been calling 'This is your moment, Jon.' I've no idea to this day why I sang 'Louie Louie', the ultimate garage anthem from the 60s. And why I did it a cappella and changed all the lyrics apart from the actual chorus, I have no idea. I suppose it was my bid for immortality, one of those great bolts of inspiration.For some reason it appeared to go down rather well. I suppose it was taking the punk ethos to the extreme – anyone can have a go. Before punk it was like you had to have a double degree in music. It was a liberation for someone like me who was totally unmusical but wanted to have a go." (J T. Postman 2008)


Yes. punk the great leveller.
At first it was Ex-clusive, then it became In-clusive;then there are moments like this when we wished it was Ex-clusive again, or better still, didn't happen at all,as it seems to have not today.
The DIY ethic unhatched much buried genius,but also a lot of no-marks high on cheap weed left their skid-marks on this particular musical toilet. Should have been 'Keep It To Yourself' rather than 'Do It Yourself'. These same also-rans then learned to play an instrument and became The Exploited or a NWOBHM band.
The main thing Punk lacked was a Filter tip to keep the smoke pure;but we love a bit of tar don't we?
Never ask the Public anything or you'll get Heavy Metal ,Brexit or Trump.Beware the Hive mind.

Tracklisting:

A1 A Well Known Jewish Tune
A2 G.L.O.R.I.A.
B1 Senegal
B2 Mahatma Ghandi's Heartbreakers


Saturday, 9 March 2019

John The Postman's Puerile ‎– "Puerile" (Bent Records ‎– Big Bent 1) 1978



Stoner,drunken reprobate and Manchester Punk ligger, John "the Postman" Ormrod (RIP), was around at an opportune epoch for the likes of himself.Anyone worth the label of 'Punk' were destined to get the chance to release product in 1978.
I don't think there has ever been a more descriptive title of an album,probably ever? Its full of Peurile nonsense, recorded by a bunch of stoned and drunken wasters in between fag breaks.
Mark E. Smith and Karl Burns of The Fall make a comeo appearence too, on backing vocals and percussion.
They seem like they're having fun anyhow.

Tracklisting:

A1 Louie, Louie (Version)
A2 Louie, Louie (Slight Return)
B1 Toothache
B2 Not Righttt
B3 Kawalski Of The Seaview Has Got The Best Hairstyle I've Ever Seen
B4 PJ Meets TD
B5 Flaming Aeroplane


Friday, 8 March 2019

The Record Players - "Singles and Ep's" (Wreckord Records) 1978/1981


The Record Players ‎– "Double C Side EP" (Wreck 001) 1978

Tracklisting:

A1 M.O.R.
A2 Don't Go Backwards
B1 Wrong Song
B2 Ignore Us



The Record Players ‎– "60-7 Inches EP" (Wreck 002) 1979

Tracklisting:

A1 Don't Give An Inch
A2 Squirmin' In The Vermin
B1 67
B2 Parasite City



The Record Players ‎– "Money Worries" (Wreck 003) 1981

Tracklisting:


A Money Worries
B Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right

I know next to nuffink about The Record Players,but I suspect they were from the Kent area of the UK.Tried to narrow it down by googling the 40 year old telephone code,but nothing popped up....its that old!
Facts aside, The Record Players had a string of foot-tappin'sing-a-long singles to rival The Buzzcocks;but, unlike their mancunian cousins, they didn't sell out to the majors.....in fact, I doubt they even had an offer at all, being in the hinterlands of southeast England, and not trendy looking enough.The lyrics to "Ignore Us" seem to be slightly autobiographical somewhat.
They left us with some great tunes made in a pure DIY ethic,and without pretentions towards being Rock stars,or even playing rock at all.Ten UK DIY jangly power-pop classics,with an added sense of humour, that can serve as their headstone for a future generation.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Performing Ferrets ‎– "No One Told Us" (Hyped To Death ‎– Messthetics #216) 2008


This has some unreleased material on it, and some non-album singles, so its worth putting it up here innit?

Tracklisting:

1 A Story
2 Brow Beaten
3 Convenience
4 The New One
5 Howler Monkey
6 Take It Easy
7 Mandolin
8 Dut Dut Dut
9 Morgan
10 It's About A Day
11 Shoo Shar
12 Field Of Yellow Flowers
13 Plastic Macho Man
14 The Rush
15 Nudes
16 We Are This Way
17 Sycorax The Witch
18 Where's My Four Slices Of Bread?
19 Bottle Fruit
20 Bar Room
21 Rouse Rouse
22 Fallen Tyrant
23 Didn't Like Us
24 Hold The Gravy
25 Dreary (live)
26 Develop That River
27 Shu-Shau
28 Egyptian


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Performing Ferret Band ‎– "Performing Ferret Band LP" (Pig Productions ‎– PIG1) 1981




Apparently Antony H. Wilson told them to do an LP in the Hacienda after an echoey gig. So they did just that. On their own label, 'Pig Records'.....we're still waiting for PIG2.
In the time between their first cassette and this album they seem to have added the word 'Band' to their moniker. A word that always seem to upset Mark E. Smith......"We're a fucking Group not a fucking Band!"...he would often say.
It seems that everyone in Manchester with an ego had a middle initial also?
Basically,this LP is a UK DIY proto-indie post-punk classic of faultless proportions. Knowingly charming.

Tracklisting:

A1 Plastic Macho Man
A2 Fizzy Drinks
A3 Howler Monkey
A4 Lung Cancer
A5 Field Of Yellow Flowers
A6 The Rush
A7 Bar Room
B1 Bottle Fruit
B2 Decorations
B3 Disco One (II)
B4 A Story
B5 Fallen Tyrant
B6 Nudes
B7 Great Duos Of Our Time


Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Performing Ferrets ‎– "The Ferretable Thing" (Dead Hippy ‎– DHC2) 1979




Well after all that mindless noise, its time to get back to some classic UK DIY and Outsider Punk, starting with Maidstones own Performing Ferret Band, and their classic post-punk pre-indie student pop sound. 
This being their debut cassette, of course recorded in glorious Mono, on the rather 'Punk' titled Dead Hippy label.
For more info check out their website (!)

Tracklisting:

1 Brow Beaten
2 Develop That River
3 Shoo-Shar
4 Morgan
5 Rouse Rouse 

6 Dut Dut Dut
7 Didn't Like Us So we didn't like them

Monday, 4 March 2019

Jandek ‎– "Toronto Sunday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0803) 2010


Another deserted city (I don't think its Toronto?) adorns the cover of Toronto Sunday, like an average episode of 'The Avengers', not the marvel comics crap, but the cult UK TV series from the sixties Avengers; or like a daytime scene from Chuck Hestons "Omega Man", before the zombies came out at dusk.
Head Zombie, Jandek, treats us to some nifty soundtrack music from his Synthesizer,yes, Synthesizer!? Could easily have been the backing to some awful high budget movie like Transformers 12,or some other box-orifice special FX shit like that. That is until Jandek starts moaning about existence,and the 'Duality of Self'. That would have the drongo's who watch, and even enjoy, utter crap like X-Men or similar, to leave the theatre in droves.
Thee worst genre by far in the world of hollywood features has to be the 'Rock Bio-pic'.....there has honestly NEVER been a good one.Just like there has NEVER been a good film made by, or staring , anyone from the music business.These two artforms are destined never to meet, or be mixed.Rather like oil and water.But ,still, I find it impossible not to look at these virtual snuff movies, killing the culture i love/loved.My eyes are unstoppably drawn to the screen,like i'm secretly breaking a Taboo,as if addicted to the cringeworthy attempts to recreate 'Cool'.Finger poised over the off button in case anyone catches me watching this clueless shit.Really I want to be Ray from the Clash's lamentable 'Rude Boy'.Do I long for Mick Jones to play the art skool 'ard man and warn me that 'He's Watching me'.....my heart says 'yes', but my mind screams 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOO'!!!!!!
Having watched an illegal download (what? Pay? Moi?) of the toe-curlingly bad "Bohemian Rhapsody" through my fingers, I can only imagine what a Jandek bio-pic would be like.It certainly would comfortably qualify as an entrant for the Good/Bad category at least. Johnny Depp starring as the Corwood Representative,speaking with that standard exhaling macho whisper that all the male leads seem to enunciate with.I can never hear a single fucking word they mumble. But hearing 'Depp', in all his contrived gothic splendour, mumble the lyrics to "The Duality of Self" would be worth the entrance fee alone. With Tim Burton directing naturally.....maybe an animated feature, like "The Nightmare Before Xmas"? except this will be the nightmare before the end of culture........Is it just me or is everything just compleatly SHIT!
I therefore challenge thee to name a 'Rock Bio-pic' that doesn't suck balls real bad.

Tracklisting:

The Duality Of Self


Disc One

1-1 Prelude 10:50
1-2 Part One 22:14
1-3 Part Two 21:25

Disc Two
2-1 Part Three 16:15
2-2 Part Four 16:18
2-3 Part Five 17:17
2-4 Postlude 8:31

Friday, 1 March 2019

Thee Electrocutionists ‎– "Sorry: Not In Service" (Union Pole ‎– UP57) 1995


Another project that featured Phil Todd of Ashtray Navigations was Thee Electrocutionists. The sound is yer usual trademark effect laden fuzzy noise encrusted dark ambient fog, and the cover seems to predict the London Bombings of 2007. Although I do rember an IRA bomb doing the same in London, when an Irish Terrorist/freedom fighter was transporting a bomb which prematurely exploded, killing the idiot,and injuring a few passengers in the process.
I was, once upon a time, witness to the last IRA bomb on the mainland, a deadly Bicycle bomb!? Not quite as laughable as the underpants bomber,but laughable all the same.This lethal bike was spotted, casually chained to the railings on Brighton Pier! Why those vicious religiously extreme marxists. The bomb squad effected a controlled explosion while we all watched from the pub, and cheered when it went 'POP'!
The worst part of the evening was, whilst asleep in the hotel, the fire alarm went off, so we all thought it was the proper bomb this time and rushed to get our clothes on to escape this evil. Turned out that some twat was smoking in his room and set the smoke detector off!!!

Tracklisting:
A Untitled (13:45)
B Untitled (11:22)


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#6" (Self-released CD-r) 2005


There's loads of these y'know.......getting bored now,so this is the last one.
Got nothing to say either, so here's a picture of a cat:



Tracklisting:
1 Untitled 4:07
2 Untitled 0:43
3 Untitled 5:27
4 Untitled 4:20
5 Untitled 3:22
6 Untitled 2:13
7 Untitled 3:37
8 Untitled 6:14
9 Untitled 4:39


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#5" (Self-Released CD-r) 2005


After having witnessed Lady GaGa delivering her vomit inducing acceptance speech at the Oscars,I can forward the good news to Neil Campbell, that never giving up will inevitably lead to winning an Oscar? GaGa informs us that after all those years of her back-breaking toil, the hard work has paid off. Let that nugget of information ring melodiously in the ears of  fruit pickers and building labourers everywhere. When you get home after a 14 hour day, to eat yer baked beans, and rest your totally fucked back, remember that Lady Gaga has been working hard too you selfish bleeders. Those days when Lady G's lickle fingers were sore from playing her piano for a full  half an hour, non-stop, then maybe another half an hour later , must have been sheer hell. And theres you, lording it with your feet up, eating the beans you got from the food bank, complaining about your health problems when poor millionaire celebrities have had to cope with the stress of doing the thing they love as a career,and working a couple of months in the year, at the mercy of those harsh razor tongued critics.
I doubt Neil Campbell would call what he does as 'Hard', but he will never give it up, and like Gaga will one day win an Oscar for best 'original song'.That would probably make me watch this sickening self-congratulatory back-slapping atrocity exhibition for once.
Oh Yeah, by the way Gaga, your so-called 'Original Song',in a film which is a remake of a remake of a remake, is fucking shit.
At the end of the day, who do you want in your nuclear bunker when the balloon goes up, a useless song and dance celebrity, or the fruit-picker with the fucked back?....thats right, Lady Gaga. As long as she brings some champagne,and signs my Flock Of Seagulls CD.
Giggle,giggle,I'm so excited,I can't wait for the next war.

Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 7:39
2 Untitled 12:13
3 Untitled 2:07
4 Untitled 15:40
5 Untitled 14:15


Monday, 25 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Seattle Friday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0806) 2011


Its Monday,Its Jandek,and the sky is forever cloudy on this particular planet.
I don't know wether Sterling ,the Corwood rep, is actually playing the right wrong notes or, my brain has just become attuned to his out of tune-ness? It all sounds so good to these ears, even in the deaf parts of my audio spectrum. You can train the brane to make sense of anything if its exposed enough to abnormal situations;and anything Jandekian is as abnormal as it gets, both musically and psychologically. All ones normal senses are screaming that something is badly awry, yet,after years of exposure to this madness, its become the new normal.
Recorded live at 'On The Boards'in Seattle,on October 27, 2006. The backing band sports some nifty wah-wah bass,as a tribute to Seattles greatest son, Hendrix,J.I won't mention a certain checked shirt wearing rock revival movement from the early nineties, of which Seattle was the urban sprawl that received the blame;but, Jandek cannot be blamed for being a corporate rock whore of any description,unlike most of that long-haired nonsense was.He also won't be blowing his own brains out either, but you, might, if you listen to his vast back-catalog in one go;of which this double CD is but two hours of.

Tracklisting:
1-1 You On The Plane 12:13
1-2 Queen Anne Avenue 14:30
1-3 Image Of The Lanterns 8:47
1-4 Long Time Coming 8:32
1-5 Across From Me 6:30
2-1 Cathy Sue 12:31
2-2 Live Right 11:21
2-3 Yes Dear 20:19
2-4 No One Around 9:58
2-5 Like You Love Me 7:28


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#4" (Self-Released CD-r) 2005



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Important Note:
I'm assuming you are supremely intelligent if you read this blog, so I trust you have not called that number.If you did, this is a disclaimer,as I am not responsible for anyone misunderstanding obvious satire.
I'm already in the Illuminati anyways...it ain't up to much.Never get christmas cards from the Rothschilds,and don't get the chance to order False Flag terrorist attacks....never!!! I'm thinking about sending my ring back. Anyone know their address?


Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 4:54
2 Untitled 12:40
3 Untitled 2:17
4 Untitled 3:05
5 Untitled 5:23
6 Untitled 6:45
7 Untitled 4:27
8 Untitled 4:16
9 Untitled 5:18


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Astral Social Club - "#3" (Self-released CD-r) 2005



I found this important piece of information in my spam section, which i think sums up this experimental drone noise variety performance rather adequately.....also I've ran out of superlatives for anymore Neil campbell projects so here's something as surreal as the music....behold the wisdom of Dr Olhia.....

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Please note this isn't me saying this, its Relanes Ihab....my penis is 4 inches soft and 2.65" hard, i'll gice you the radius later on so you can work out the circumference if you have nothing better to do.....whatever that could be leaves me speechless??

Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 8:30
2 Untitled 2:45
3 Untitled 3:33
4 Untitled 3:56
5 Untitled 1:20
6 Untitled 7:11
7 Untitled 1:26
8 Untitled 15:16


Monday, 18 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Indianapolis Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– Corwood 0807) 2012


The corwood Rep, with un-named friends, captured live at the Harrison Center for the Arts Indianapolis, Indiana December 9, 2006.
Was it not Kurt Cobain who said 'Jandek isn't Pretentious, but his fans are'?....well, if that isn't recommendation enough to listen to Jandek records I dunno what is. Basically fuck off Nirvana boy....oh,wait, he has.
Yeah, its pretentious, but like Political correctness ,that can piss off all the dick'eads one doesn't like. Unlike Rock Music in general, which is just 'conformism' in ripped jeans.
Yeah, Pretensiousness, if its done right, can be as subversive as Elvis in '56. I've grown to love Political correctness in the same way.Anything that fucks off 'les Gilet Jaunes' is fine with me. All Fascists and Bigots hate both of these fine institutions in spades.....and i'm not refering to 'people of Colour'!
Jandek's in fine form again on this double CD.The viola gets dusted off again, and there's some flute too, all improvised to the Rep's highest low standards.
As for Indianapolis, the only thing I can think of to say about that is, isn't that the place where thee most boring sporting event on the planet takes place? The Indianapolis 500, where a bunch of boneheads drive as fast as possible around an oval track with no bends or chicanes for 500 miles. No driving skill is required other than the ability to push the throttle to the max for 200 laps, and have a stupid desire to risk death. Some would say, that exactly describes Jandeks never-ending onslaught of record releases, but i would say back to them exactly the same thing i said earlier to the ghost of Cobain....it begins with 'F' and the second word is 'off'.

Tracklisting:

Disc One


1-1 The Chance 17:18
1-2 What I Am 10:54
1-3 Goodbye My Love 9:32
1-4 I Left You Here 8:52
1-5 This Day 10:32
1-6 When He Comes 8:47

Disc Two

2-1 Marvel At The Wilderness 10:03
2-2 In The Late Afternoon 10:18
2-3 Back Then 9:58
2-4 Forever More 11:23
2-5 Leave Me Alone 12:11
2-6 Timeless 12:53

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#2" (Self-Released CD-r) 2005



A second volume of Neil Campbell's abstract semi-improvised sound mixing, as his Astral Social Club shadow project.
As I have nothing short of eff all to say this evening, I'll keep it short and say that, "This is effing good shit that would make a jolly fine soundtrack to an alternative Bunga Bunga party."
Its music that perfectly describes the moment you regain consciousness in the Dentists chair and notice that your belt an flys have been tampered with and your bottom has an unexplained throbbing sensation. We've all been there.....haven't we?????

Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 2:48
2 Untitled 5:25
3 Untitled 2:23
4 Untitled 6:57
5 Untitled 3:18
6 Untitled 2:52
7 Untitled 9:26
8 Untitled 8:24

DOWNLOAD from the astral social plain HERE!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Astral Social Club ‎– "#1" - (Self Released CD-r) 2005


Neil Campbell's solo and small group outings post-Vibracathedral Orchestra project.
Its less dependant on the Drone, and even veers towards the 'ambient House' end of the toilet on track four.
I assume Campbells moniker for this project alludes to a fantasy version of the Northern English phenomenon of the 'Working Mens Club', full of Flat Caps, stale ale, and cigarette smoke....I was gonna say Fag smoke,but there were absolutely zero Homosexuals in Northern England until very recently.Just like there are No Gays in Iran. Christ knows what went on in those male bogs back in the seventies!?
The Astral Social Club is an antidote to all those Racist comedians and cheapo organists who provided the entertainment to these 'Working Class' morons. I'd have loved to see the reaction Neil Campbell would have received if by some impossible quirk of fate he was booked as the entertainment at a Working Mens Club in Scunthorpe, for example. Blood would have flowed.
If you are unfamiliar with the strange world of the W.M.C., also known as being 'posh', watch this clip from the British TV version, "The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club" and if you want the uncensored version, watch Bernard Manning at his very worst.
Now you know why Brits are weird.
Tracklisting:

1 Untitled 9:50
2 Untitled 4:16
3 Untitled 6:24
4 Untitled 6:45
5 Untitled 4:06
6 Untitled 1:18
7 Untitled 11:32


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Copse" (Self-released CD-r) 1998


Only recently did I notice that this CD-r wasn't called 'Corpse'!?...It's 'C-O-P-S-E....."Copse", as in 'Call the cops' or a small group of trees.
Dunno about trees, but Vibracathedral are a small group of, here comes that word again... 'Experimental' musicians, or most likely, Non-Musicians in this case.
Where on the graph of musicianship is the line drawn that marks the transistion from Non-Musician to Musician? I prefer to see myself, and other worthy vessels such as 'moi', as inhabiting the scarred and cratered land between the two, a 'No-Musicians Land' if you will allow me such flights of fancy? Here inhabits Poets who would never call themselves 'Poets', Artists who don't think they are the special ones, and Musicians like Vibracathedral who just do it because they appear to have a need to do it, without any pretentions otherwise. A killing ground where the only category is 'Other'.Its not, uh-hum, "Experimental", because its a natural outpouring of a lifeforce channeled from the pure energy that flows within us all,and it can be a rich seam, the motherlode.Then once you've discovered this exposed treasure....Reject it and start again.
In a sense Human Beings are experimental biological machines, full of flaws and defects,both organically and morally...dare I say?...A Failed Experiment?
Its taken a billion years to find out that intelligent life will always destroy itself, and most other living objects they come into contact with.Except for the humble Tardigrade,which is indestructable and would even survive the demolition of the Earth by the Vogons if so required.Perhaps the perfect living creature?
Vibracathedral are perhaps not the perfect living band, but their approach to Drone music cannot be faulted, and also can't be compared to the immortality of the Tardigrade.Especially as the 1998 era of CD-r manufacture turned out to be a less than perfect method for the storage of information.Several manufacturers of these awful little discs,produced CDs that slowly disintegrated over the ensuing years,contrary to the legend that CDs were indestructable.'Dee-grade'would be the name of their creature equivalent.

Tracklisting:

1 Knots Tied In This World Will Hold In The Next
2 Slow Amplic Crackle
3 Kids' Drawings Eat Gloom
4 The Sea Of Sleep
5 Losthappy
6 It's Always Like This
7 Some Will Come


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Music For Red Breath" (Self-released CD-r) 1999


Like an AMM of the nineties, Vibracathedral regularly exhaled red breath into the underground Drone praries of the UK turn of the millenium underground scene, like an Edgar Allen Poe novel that just repeated the same word over and over again, but all in different fonts. Like the novel Jack Torrence was working on in 'The Shining' (the movie), "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy".
Except in this version, us the listeners are Wendy,Vibracathedral replace Penderecki and this time Jack gets her and bludgeons her, and Danny to death with the Baseball Bat.
Well....I'm just nipping off to Room 237,so in the meantime, i'll leave you with this text extract and a free download of this Vibracathedral Drone epic, alternatively called 'Music to cure your Bad Breath'.

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Tracklisting:

1 Train Tunnels / Railyard
2 Train Tracks / Fields
3 Late Night Street / Train Station At Night / Hallway
4 Brontis' Bedroom / Brontis' Backyard
5 Future Bedroom / Future Bathroom
6 Stairwell / School Classroom
7 Boys' And Girls' Bathrooms
8 Pharmacy
9 Train Tunnel


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Vibracathedral Orchestra ‎– "Mothing" (Self-released CD-r) 1998


As I said!..Neil Campbell was an integral member of the Vibracarhedral Orchestra!.Weren't you listening?...no(?), because you were reading......well....probably NOT as it happens.Haven't you got anything better to do?
In fact haven't,... I(?)....,got anything better to do?
That's depressing.
Well, to make me feel like life's worthwhile i'll tap away on my grubby keyboard on the subject of the Vibracathedral Orchestra, and generally talk about anything but the music, as I normally do.
I fact I'm listening to something else while I write these words.Words that are destined to disappear forever as soon as Google decide, one day in the near future, to delete everything on Blogger without prior notice.Google plus is going in april.The only thing people are interested in these silly old days are pictures of themselves on Instagram,reading fake stuff on Farcebook,watching funny cats on YouTube,or typing about complex issues in bad english with a minimum of 140 characters....nothing shitter than Twitter, i mean, Trump uses it for starters.
What am I listening to while i'm typing is garbled nonsense is what you all wanna know now right?....Ok,Ok,its that album by the late Mick Karn and Peter Murphy, Dalis Car, "The Waking Hour"....i think its well weird me;but is it weirder than Vibracathedral?.....I reckon it is.
In 1998 everyone and his granny were doing a Drone project.Everyone thought you couldn't get any weirder than that. Well, now i'm of the opinion that A Flock Of Seagulls and Japan were far weirder, we just didn't realise it at the time because this stuff was in the charts. Even the members of these mutant bands thought they were making normal chart music.However, I don't think Dalis Car actually got in the charts?...did it?
My sister actually turned up at a wedding looking for all intents and purposes like Mick Karn in a Dalis Car Video.I had to ask her if she wasn't actually the great Mick himself? She didn't find this funny.I was rather disappointed in fact that it wasn't the Karn himself.
Twenty years in the future...yep, as a commerical for Boeing said on TV this morning, 'The Future is already here'.....and Vibracatherdral doesn't sound so much of the time(1998) as Dalis Car probably does of 1984.Mainly because 'The Drone' is a timeless form of meditative music that dates back at least five thousand years, so 1998 was merely a blip of trendiness, where the perps thought they were doing something new and fresh, when in fact they had gone back to the year zero of pop.So, five thousand years ago this would have been number one,and Dalis Car would still be lingering around the number 50 mark.
But, Einsteins theory of Relativity has an interesting by-product called the 'Loss of Simultaniety'. So if one was travelling very fast (the speed of light) towards an event, say Vibracathedral playing a gig? And my sister, dressed as Mick Karn was, doing light speed in the opposite direction towards a television playing a re-run of Dalis Car on the Old Grey Whistle test in 1984, on Planet Niburu in the Oort Cloud of this solar system; they would have two different perspectives of which one was happening now or in the future or the past. My sister would see the Whistle test as having already happened, but oneself, travelling towards the Vibracathedral gig would think that that Whistle test re-run was in the future. So simutaneously, both parties would have different ideas of which was in the future,but they would both be correct.....got it? Therefore, this suggests that the future has already happened, depending on your relative speed and position in space. A third person, sometimes how I like to refer to myself as when i'm feeling arrogant...I prefer to call it confidence,....oh yeah,i digress,...the Third person....if this Third person, stands equidistant from both events, they will appear to happen in the present, simultaneously.But the other two have quite different views as to wether they have happened, or will be happening in the future.Therfore one viewer will be seeing the future before it has happened for the other.
Now that I've done your Brane in, you probably need some nineties Drone music to soothe your cerebral cortex......or even better,play some Dalis Car. 

Tracklisting:

1 The Beauty Of Refined Austicity 18:36
2 High Reach Driver 11:33
3 Souls Of Centrifuge 4:01
4 Fave Welfare 7:20
5 Transvestite Electrics 5:12
6 Falling Free You & Me 22:59


Monday, 11 February 2019

Jandek ‎– "Atlanta Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– Corwood 0809) 2012


For those who don't know, Mondays are Jandek days in this particular prison. This Monday,we find our hero getting all avant garde in Atlanta, Georgia, the state not the country.
Atlanta is the capital city of Hip-Hop, so sayeth the news, after some Grammy nominated Rapper called 'Savage 21'(oooo i'm scared!) was outed as actually being British by ICE, and is gonna be deported back to England, like Jandek, an 'Outcast of (american)Society' after outstaying his Visa by over a decade. Is there any way  we can block this and get this prat sent to Somalia or somewhere similar? In fact could we deport our own UK inbred sportswear donning Rappers and laughable 'Grime' stars to Atlanta in exchange?.....I'll understand if they say No...I would.
In a way Jandek is a White Rap star, but without ryhming anything.Such a concept would be an anathema to our shiny unhappy Jandek. 'Doom Rap' would be a fine genre in which Jandek could be the godfather of.
However, instead of tasty beats and samples, the rapping on this double CD is backed by Viola/Violin,orchestral percussion, oboe and Clarinet, with the Representative improvising on Piano....ocassionaly treating us to some of his doom rap.
Would love to see Jandek playing this to a hardcore Rap audience in Atlanta.....methinks it would be the last thing he ever did on Earth.

Tracklisting:

Outcast Of Civilisation:


1-1 Prelude 9:30
1-2 Part One 10:22
1-3 Part Two 9:58
1-4 Part Three 13:22
1-5 Part Four 13:46
2-1 Part Five 14:17
2-2 Part Six 21:54
2-3 Part Seven 11:23
2-4 Part Eight 13:10