Monday, 1 May 2017

Chorchazade ‎– "Made To Be Devoured" (Get Ahead Records ‎– GET#1) 1987


Proto-Post Rock is the made-up genre for this deeply buried and deeply good lost album from another lost British group. Pre-dating the very american Slint to the claims of inventing Post-Rock by a couple of years at least.
This is one of Slint producer, Steve Albini's, favourite albums,which suggests an undue influence on those tiny giants of post-rock , by the giant of american alternative rock himself. He was always whipping out his copy of "Made To Be devoured" in the control room apparently; explaining the undeniable parallels with that "Spiderland" album.
But you won't find Chorchazade doing sell-out(in both senses of the word)tours performing "made To Be Devoured" in its entirety to packed audiences of middle-aged bankers, oh no. I doubt the individuals involved even remember,or care, they were in such a bizarre group as this at all.......at least I hope not.

Tracklist:

A1 Pie Maker
A2 Half A Crown
A3 Beak (Concise Version)
A4 Felix Rex
B1 It Aint Because
B2 Twain
B3 Tom Dander
B4 Out Of This World


20 comments:

pinkpressthreat said...

Thanks Jonny - what a treat :D

pinkpressthreat said...

Oh, sorry meant to ask - any more perchance? Death is Eeklo, or maybe The Aaah, You Are As Light As A Feather 12″ ?

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pinkpressthreat said...

Oops! Yeah, bit spaced last night! Much obliged, great EP. Good luck tracking down the rest. Some interesting tracks still on the myspace site, incl some live recordings, but you probably know about them.
https://myspace.com/chorchazade/music/songs

Thanks again Jonny.

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Misfit said...

Instructions and thanks and me without a finger lifted! I presume some other kind soul beat me to it but let me know if you still need me to have a crack at it. Many thanks for the Chris and Cosey albums that bought me here nonetheless. You've got an excellent blog here and I'm sure I'll be a regular visitor. Cheers. MistePrime

chris46 said...

Dear Fans, I have 120 vinyl copies of Made To Be Devoured rotting away in the loft awaiting the stirring of the strings. The links to our other recordings may be a bit old now - but aren't we all.
Proto on!

Chris (Guitar)

chris46 said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVqVgFJwjjs

There's more!!

zuiop said...

Does anybody meed Chorchazade's track "Too much timex" from the Bludgeoned compilation? Can upload the track (or the whole compi).

Jonny Zchivago said...

Did anyone say yes?......ok, then yes please,for whole comp if you can be bothered?

zuiop said...
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pinkpressthreat said...

Ooh ta zuiop

chris46 said...

http://www.gigwise.com/features/110042/a-gigwise-guise-to-post-rock-mogwai-seefeel-ar-kane-chorchazade-fridge
Visit here for more fun!

Anonymous said...

Am somewhat late to the party here, but... would somebody be able to post a link to "Too Much Timex" or the Bludgeoned! compilation, I've still never heard either of them. Thanks chums. ;)

Jonny Zchivago said...

I'll upload it later, unless some kind person beats me to it then I won't.
Just listened to 'bludgeoned',and its very entertaining..very c-86...except for the bloody awful Blyth Power.

Anonymous said...

That'd be great (and much appreciated), cheers JZ.

Jonny Zchivago said...

BLUDGEONED!...... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9NKN6kKD8tLMzJiRy1WdHpHRGc/view?usp=sharing

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, thanks again. :)