Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Croiners ‎– "Learning To Live With Croiners" (Sound Of Pig ‎– SOP 80) 1987


James Levine,aka Croiners,with contributions from Al Margolis ,aka  Deaf lions,deliver one hell of a fast paced trip through every TV channel on US cable in the 1980's. Chopped up into a confusing attack that should suit the minuscule attention spans of todays version of humanity. Frequently there's  a different channel playing in each ear;reminding me of my teenage years when I was regularly seen reading a book whilst listening to ear burstingly loud Punk Rock and watching TV at the same time!?Somehow, I'm sure I was taking all three mediums in on a multidimensional level of subconsciousness.
Mixed in with the manic looped channel hopping,are various record snippets,looped noise,and some squelchy synth noodling. One sublime moment is when a section of Dr Stanley Z. Daniels',toe curling cheese classic, "Sex Explained for Children", is played for a small audience.This was back in the days when nobody had heard these unbelievable, so bad they're good, bargain bin records.Pre-empting the Incredibly Strange Music fad of the 1990's, and Plunderphonics.

(I tried editing side one into its eleven tracks, but it was impossible to hear or see where one track started and the other ended! But I think it works fine as one sidelong track.....by all means have a go yourself!?)

Track Listing:

A1- Trks 1-11 (30.08)
B1- recorded at Jims Tapes (9.32)
B2- Another Excerpt from the Deaf lions/Croiners Mail Collaboration (20.53)

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8 comments:

Chris S said...

Looking forward to this. Love this blog so much. Thanks Jonny!

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Jonny Zchivago said...

Hope it hasn't done you too much damage? I'm still recovering from editing hundreds of Croiners tracks.....repetitive strain injuries-ville.

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Mason Wills said...

Thanks! This one is amazing. Croiners was a great find!

Mason Wills Ⓥ said...

The reason why you couldn't edit the tape into tracks is because you mixed up side A and B. Switch them, and the tracklist works perfectly.