Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Wet Taxis - "Taxidermy" (Terse Tapes TRS008) 1981

The Wet Taxis are from Australia, although you'd never guess it. No hints of sporting prowess here, no beach culture, surfing or mention of Barbecues!
They sound like a sort of antipodean ,less funny, version of Danny and the Dressmakers, but more tooled up in the instrument department.
They later turned into a very competent garage rock combo......how boring.
But this tape is up there in the pantheon of chaotic bedroom rock recordings, competing with "200 Cancellations" as the most sprawling epic of DIY cassette rock.
The best tape I've heard from OZ.

Apparently this was Assembled from bits off 1,000 Cassettes! This makes the Homosexuals seem to have the production rate of Scott Walker!

Classic DIY Instrument List:
Compurhythm - Guitar + Effects - Bass + Effects - Vocals - Minipops - Noise? - Kazoo - Clarinet - TV Game - Wineglasses + Tapes - Piano - Utensils - Home Made Oscillators - Amp Hum

Track Listing:

A1
Dare You (Live)

A2
But Mono Never Dies

A3
Wind Up Toys

A4
Max And Peter Marmite Jar

A5
Felate Your Baby

A6
Miniamata

A7
FP219

A8
Theme For A Bitch

A9
The Worm Has Turned

A10
Untitled 1/2/3

B1
Vomit

B2
Nun Strike

B3
Cerebral Damage

B4
My Boy Lollipop

B5
Untitled (Live)

B6
Make Cake (Live)

B7
Boom (Live)

B8
Rhythm

B9
Doll Hospital

B10
Polio Baby

B11
Fingernail Biter

B12
Rubber Balunes

B13
I Must Have Drunk Too Much Rum

DOWNLOAD some taxidermy HERE!

6 comments:

Mason Wills said...

Thank You! This is really cool

Jonny Zchivago said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

Authors, Simon Knuckey, Tim Knuckey, Garry Bradbury - and the download is illegal.

Jonny Zchivago said...

It was also once 'illegal' to be Gay,or sit on a park bench if you were Jewish.
Providing a link to a third party file host is in fact not illegal.

Anonymous said...

many gay and Jewish folk are also musicians.... not sure why you have named them. point is musicians are being ripped off.

Jonny Zchivago said...

What are you doing on this site then Mr Self righteous soap boxer.
There are many Gay and Jewish music fans who have been ripped off also.
Also the vast majority of the 'musicians' featured here are more than pleased to have their music kept alive,where if they charged money for it, it would have been forgotten. Play live and you will get paid.....most of the time. The days of records as a way of making an easy living is dead,after the brief period it existed as a job.Market forces say,no money for recorded music.
No doubt you'll come back with some predictable and superior standard statement.