Saturday, 3 February 2018

Various Artists ‎– "Für Ilse Koch" (Come Organisation ‎– WDC 881021) 1982

Who the fuck is Ilse Koch? One may ask?
Better known after the war as the "Bitch of Buchenwald" ,she allegedly chose inmates with Tattoo's to be killed and their skin to be made into decorative lampshades.At both of her trials, this was proved to be absolute bollocks.This didn't help her escape being given a life sentence, during which she topped herself in the six six sixties(note clever Throbbing Gristle reference?).
Lady Nazi's seem to be a popular male fantasy, but as I earlier mentioned in my piece on 'Women Ov Thee SS' and Irma Grese, "The Angel Of Auschwitz", they weren't 'lookers', and i'm sorry to inform you, never wore patent leather jackboots, fishnets stockings and crotchless PVC panties. They were as rough as old arseholes. Checkout a picture of our 'Koch' would not want to go near it; even though she was subsequently 'knocked up' as a prisoner in Dachau.The child campaigning to this day for her to be pardoned posthumously.Her earlier child having previously committed suicide over the shame of who his parents were.(Namely Otto Koch,commandant of Buchenwald and his missus).
Ugly on the inside,and the outside, the lovely Ilse gets a fitting tribute on this jolly compilation that represents the ugliness of life by the inclusion of several complete Twats; including Reichfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, who would have labelled the 'music' on here as 'Degenerate' and sentenced all contributors to death without trial.
Twat number 2 is none other than Chuck Manson, and his very appropriate self-penned number,"Cease To Exist". Appropriate because neither he or Ilse 'Exist' anymore in 2018. Which makes this world slightly less of a shithole for their absence from it. At least Manson never joined the Monkees, for whom he allegedly auditioned in 1965....which by the way is Total urban mythology style Crap!.....membership of which is equally a jail-able offence.
Twat number three is the self-proclaimed 'Beast', posh bloke Aliester Crowley, who thought so much of his own legend that he believed he was some sort of incarnation of the devil or something. That's no bad thing, but his introduction of that bloody daft spelling style,for example, 'ov & Magick', that all Industrial artists inflicted on the world, is almost unforgivable.
So on this rather silly tribute LP we have Germans,Italians, and some Japanese imperial army tune, which opens the album to complete the Axis powers representation.Then, to make things worse we have some augmented rubbish from a deluded Devil wannabe, and an attention starved murder cult guru.....charming.
There are some good bits however,like Nurse With Wound,and Whitehouse are always game for a laugh, so don't let Ilses' frowny fizzog put you off.


1–Imperial Japan- Under The Victory Banner
2–Musique Concret - Exit
3–Come - Come Sunday 2
4–Aleister Crowley - Nature Of The Beast
5–Nurse With Wound - Fashioned To A Device Behind A Tree
6–Consumer Electronics - Lebensraum
7–Leibstandarte SS (MB) - Plutoniumetrio
8–Charles Manson - Cease To Exist
9–Etat Brut - Necro
10–Wiking DDV - Nordik Perversion
11–Whitehouse - Mindphaser (Live)
12–Whitehouse - Anal American (Live)
13–Heinrich Himmler - Europe Lives


Alan Burns said...

I've read that William Bennett wanted this compilation to be some sort of "atrocity exhibition", but as your review shows, he mostly just succeeded in making it unintentionally hilarious - not least in opening it with that Japanese march where it sounds like they're singing "here come the marmosets, send forth the marmosets", and the fact that WB himself sounds like a grumpy Dalek on the Whitehouse tracks.

That said, Fashioned To A Device is one of the earliest stone-cold masterpieces by NWW.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Its funny, but I never think of NWW as an industrial act.They/he always seemed a cut above all that.....i suppose they were in the early day mind you?

Just waiting for William B to ask me to take this you may notice there are no Whitehouse albums on the blog at can guess why.

Alan Burns said...

Oh yeah, guaranteed he'll be sitting at his laptop (probably in the greasy spoon over the road from me where he like to hang out) searching for any Whitehouse-related blog links. Pretty sure Wet Dreams/Electronic Orgy got a telling off from him recently.

If I get to the point where I've decided to call it a day with my blog, I'll definitely be tempted to make the last week Whitehouse, Zoviet France then Franz De Byl - then just sit back and watch the fireworks.

W. said...

Will this is the first of a slew of releases that will bother William B?. If so, he deserves it - he's been bothering people with his 'degenerate' high pitched noises for decades.

Michael said...

"my 'Koch' would not want to go near it" Hahahaha, hilarious :-)
Thanks for your always comments.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed Bill, I've had similar shite from Zoviet France too!.......W, no slew of Whitehouse related stuff at the moment i'm afraid, maybe have to wait for Slow Goes The Gooses retirement?

Philip Johnson said...

All those Italian tapes were making me feel that power electronics are a complete dead end, but this is pretty good. (Though it DOES sound like Imperial Japan are singing about marmosets.)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Y'know what, power electronics was a dead end from day one....even though i love the concept,and its delivery. Its still a great live spectacle.You can't beat the sight of Philip Best gesticulating in front of a pile of crates with some minimal tech balanced on top......all he needs to do is sing about Marmosets now to make it perfect.

Anonymous said...

Funnily enough, like Hitler, Himmler, Eichman, and Auschwitz Commandant Hoess, Ilse Koch was JEWISH. Aleister Crowley was a British spy, like all the other spooks on Sgt Pepper LP cover.

Here's some more Jewish Nazis or Nazi Jews:
Eva Braun
Karl Doenitz
Dietrick Eckart
Hans Frank
Wilhelm Frick
Wilhelm Frisch
Walter Funk
Joseph Goebbels
Hermann Goering
Heinz Guderian
Rudolf Hess
Reinhard Heydrich
Alfred Jodl
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Wilhelm Keitl
Josef Mengele
Erich Priebke
Erich Raeder
Leni Riefenstahl
Ernst Röhm
Erwin Rommel
Alfred Rosenberg
Hjalmar Schacht
Otto Skorenzy
Albert Speer
Gregor Strasser
Julius Streicher
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Paul von Kleist
Boldur von Schirach
Rudolf von Sebottendorf
Walter von Seydlitz
Paul von Hindenburg
Claus von Stauffenberg
Karl von Stuelpnagel
Helmuth von Moltke
Constantin von Neurath
Franz von Papen
Ernst von Weizsaeker
Horst Wessel

Jonny Zchivago said...

So, as every member of the Nazi party was a Jew.....what about Manson?.....maybe he was jehovas witness?
I have serious reservations that Jews are actually a 'Race'. There are some genetically ashki(nazi) jews, from what is now Uzbekistan, who followed the Old monotheistic Religion that we attach to Jewism, but surely its just a religion/culture rather than a of course all Caucasians share similar DNA because we all originated in the Caucasus of europe (Uzbekistan etc).
Its also reeks of more conspiracy paranoia.
Which after all is good clean fun isn't it?