Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Rudimentary Peni ‎– "Cacophony" (Outer Himalayan Records ‎– BOOBOO2) 1988

After a gap of five years since Death Church, during which Grant Matthews (bass) was diagnosed with cancer, Nick Blinko struggled with his schizophrenia, and they gave up playing live; Rudi P came back with an Anarcho-prog concept album based on the life and works of horror writer H.P.Lovecraft.
As with a lot of concept albums, there is a lot of between track nonsense in an attempt to link it all together like some bad musical. Top marks for doing the most non-punk thing possible, by making a literate concept album.......stick that in your mohican and smoke it!
Between the frankly irritating speaking in tongues connecting parts, there lurks some decent tunes.It would have made a killer EP, which they are very good at. As for cacophony, there are plenty of records on this blog which make this sound like ABBA.
Not the best Rudi P release by some distance, but still rather bizarre and you won't find anything that sounds quite like it.


A1 Nightgaunts
A2 The Horrors In The Museum
A3 The Only Child
A4 Architectonic And Dominant
A5 The Evil Clergyman
A6 Brown Jenkin
A7 Crazed Couplet
A8 Sarcophagus
A9 Lovecraft Baby
A10 Dream City
A11 C12 H22 O11
A12 Zenophobia
A13 Sunset For The Lords Of Venus
A14 Beyond The Tanarian Hills
A15 Imps Of The Perverse
B1 The Dead Loved
B2 Periwig Power
B3 Kappa Alpha Tau
B4 American Anglophile In The World Turned Upside Down
B5 Memento Mori
B6 Better Not Born
B7 Arkham Hearse
B8 The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic
B9 Gentlemen Prefer Blood
B10 Sonia
B11 The Day The Universe Ceased (March 15th 1937)
B12 The Crime Of The Century
B13 Musick In Diabola
B14 Shard
B15 Black On Gold


rev.b said...

Death Church was so good, I'm willing to give this a listen. Will have deflectors up for the linking bits. Thanks for all this

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed, a case of the difficult second album syndrome....but fear not the later EP's of RP are quite magnificent.(to follow of course)

rev.b said...

BTW, The Pop Group sent me notice of a new single. MUCH better than the recent album. Worth a listen:

Citizen Dysgeusian said...

You know I love you Jonny and usually I find your pretentious punjabbery at the top of the pops or whatever you call that shit over there. But on this one you're dead wrong mate and as daft as you are trite in concern to the Peni. You may be with the general consensus of sad dirty patch's for pants gutter youth with the Death Church exaulting ritual here for the general mass in their sycophancy but that don't make you right. Shit and Shinola look the same here Jonny boy. I understand it's all relative but that usually curtails a decent amount of ignorance or as of late indifference from past over familiarized content once fawned over but now seen stale as you upturn your beak and waft your dainty hand. Complete with handkerchief I'm quite sure. I will fight you anytime you want buddy. Through verbose or bats and shank. I would enlighten you to why your thoughts are the way you are but our kind is too stubborn and frankly too old for the kind of change that would curtail. I am a modest person with usually a steady head but I had hoped you would have been brighter on this one. I doubt you even like this so why share it with such a foppish attitude? Who do you expect to turn on to it with such passionless dribble. You sound like all the other mechanical morons on this one JZ. I suppose it was bound to happen. You can't win them all. If you knew much better than you would have known that this is a band that I have an affinity for. I'm aware I sound like some prepubescent twat but I'm just giving my honest opinion unto my own feelings. Even the band or at least Matthews would agree with you but they are old and fetid and hardly put forth effort anywhere near this. There are layers always much deeper. Infinite if you have the time and pay no heed to the heads that breath. You know I love you and if you didn't you should know now that I took the time. This is my favorite album of all time. I honestly have got in a physical embrace over it a few times. Some love and some hate. I think you're one of the best writers and commentary wizard I have ever read and still do. But fuck this day. Fuck anything less than complete praise. I'm not even in a bad mood or mad. I just have to stand by what I know to be right. I know you understand. I've watched many a tantrum lovingly. I thought I'd share. I actually came by to praise the scouts last work again and propose a plan but I will do that later as I have to go outside and beat the lawn with a water hose for a few hours. <3 is for the weak. I will be back to erase this soon enough. Hold my spot for me or any hate mail. I never get any mail at all. People are such a waste of time. I don't know how you deal with us. I changed my name yesterday fucking around but it's me Andy Tithesis with like 5 other accounts and the shitty CCC group. A piece of me died today Jonny. It died right here.

Citizen Dysgeusian said...

What a twat sounds like flapping in the wind of his own wounded bravado folks. My internet should come with an ignition interlock system for more reasons than pure hot air. Sorry love <3 <3 <3 ...the Amazing Jonny Zchivago everyone! Stop by anytime and purport to take a piss... I promise you will wake up wet but never cold. That is pure dedication. Thank you for the blankets.

Jonny Zchivago said...

I'm soooooooo sorry I don't like your album of ultimate preference citizen andy.......I do actually like it, but as you mentioned, i cannot garner the passion to elevate it to the levels which you require within yourself.
Interested to hear what you have done to the Scouts tune/s you have remixed.
Thanks for a great piece of speaking in tongues style comment writing....need more of this stuff on here.
I hope the piece of you that died can be resuscitated.

Convivial Cannibal Clan said...

yeah it resuscitated. a few times actually. like your youthful spirit. along with your natural hair color. or whats left of it anyways. took me 6 months to come up with that.

Stiles said...

Bollocks. Big chunks of shite drops from ur gob

Avant Garbles said...

That was a horrible attempt at an English accent... Lordy!
But I do agree. If you even said what I think you said.