Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Homosexuals ‎– "Astral glamour" (Hyped To Death ‎– MSS-204) 2004

Way back between 1978 and '82, from a time when 'CD' was personal column talk for 'Cross-Dresser',The Homosexuals produced a cassette lake of unreleased music,and a few self-financed ep's. Then twenty-odd years later, in 2004, Hyped 2 Death released these 3 CD's in a box full of Homosexuals.
To label yourself a Homosexual in 1978 was a life-threatening act, and this bunch of, probably, straight squatters, were prepared to suffer for their art.
Firstly, no record label would touch any group called that with your barge-pole,never mind release any records.Not that anyone in The Homosexuals gave two fucks.
Their philosophy was admirably puritanical in its rejection of any commerciality whatsoever. Even the cult of personality was roundly shunned as no-one was really sure who was in the band, or what their names were, especially as their pseudonyms changed almost weekly.
Sadly,now we sort of know who the members were, and most of their recordings are more readily available for the great unwashed to exchange their monetary units for.
The most prolific member, Jim Whelton (or Welton?), carried on privately releasing music well into the 21st century, under a myriad of different monikers....which you can find in the archives of this blog by clicking here!
So this box set,featuring plenty unreleased versions of Homosexuals related material, is the logical end for our all too brief sojourn into the murky world of The Homosexuals.
Abnormal service will be resumed forthwith.

PS...check out my 'Homosexuals Special' radio show from Weds 09th May, on LYL radio at 3pm-4pm CET....click this> http://lyl.live/show/zchivagos-disco-dystopia/

Track Listing:
Disc: 1
1. Hearts in Exile
2. Soft South Africans

3. Astral Glamour
4. Divorce Proceeding(s) from Reality
5. Collected of You
6. Vociferous Slam
7. Mecho Madness
8. Flying
9. Technique Street
10. Mecho Madness, No. 2
11. (Do The) Total Drop
12. Walk Before Imitate
13. Neutron Lover
14. Naming of Parts
15. False Sentiments
16. Birds Have Risen I
17. Birds Have Risen II
18. Kiss With Venom
19. A Million Keys
20. My Night Out
21. All About Cheap
22. Hearts in Exile [Full Mix]
23. Soft South Africans [Guitar Mix]
24. Collapsible You
25. Regard Omission
26. Galore Galore
27. Cause a Commotion
28. Nippon Airways

Disc: 2
1. Prestel
2. You're Not Moving the Way You're Supposed To (Pt. 1)
3. Calvary
4. Symphonic Thaïs
5. Toto Rello
6. Yoghurt
7. Mad Bombers of Major Valour
8. Re Entry
9. You're Not Moving the Way You're Supposed To (Pt. 2)
10. Snapshots of Nairobi [Live]
11. Mitsu at the Controls
12. Still Living in My Car
13. Jesus
14. Magic Moments, Pt. 2
15. Magic Moments, Pt. 1
16. Cheetah [Vocal Version]
17. Early Developments [Vocal Version]
18. One Minute [Vocal Version]
19. Making Eyes [Vocal Version]
20. Vision Expanding [Vocal Version]
21. Charlie Watts [Vocal Version]
22. Galore Galore [Vocal Version]
23. Across Continents
24. Final Distance
25. Pamela
26. It's What's in It, Isn't It?

Disc: 3
1. Nursery Chymes
2. In Search of the Perfect Baby
3. Snapshots of Nairobi [Instrumental]
4. My Size Side
5. High and Low
6. Black Noise
7. Ants on Parade
8. In My Age
9. Woman/Man
10. Victoria Falls
11. Oh Baby Baby
12. Making Eyes
13. Charlie Watts
14. Symbols I Love
15. Especially to You
16. Two Horizons
17. There Are Shy Moons
18. Adventure Master of the Future
19. Early Developments
20. Gimme Gimme
21. One Minute
22. Cheetah (Click here for missing MP3)
23. Visions Expanding
24. Who Put the Jung in the Jungle Drums
25. Radio Ham Stormy Jam
26. Another Step
27. Funeral


Tim 'Space Debris' said...

This is one of my favourite compilations ever. It took me like 2 years to eventually get to the second disc because the first one was so good. Art unencumbered by commerce and inhibitions. Pure and free. Those adjectives would usually mean a musical disaster but no it's great fucking music.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Indeed Tim,
"Art unencumbered by commerce and inhibitions. Pure and free.", is what this blog is all about.

Homosexuals radio show by moi....from tomorrow...it gets archived if you miss it.

albrecht koschnik said...

On CD3 track 22/"Cheetah" does not unzip properly. Tried repeatedly, maybe it's just my gear ....

Anonymous said...


Track 22 of CD 3 won't open. Tried several times. Can you see what's up ???

Many Thanks, feel like time travelling and ending up at the right spot unlike tv, movie scenarios.


Jonny Zchivago said...

You may have to do without track 22, i'm certainly not re-upping the whole of Disc 3...i'll probably upload just track 22.Onwards and upwards.

Jonny Zchivago said...


albrecht koschnik said...


rev.b said...

Three CDs of The Homosexuals? Things are looking up. Thanks for this Jonny.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Cheetah, That did it.

There is also track two missing on : Bron Area_Fragile Sentences - Ambivalent Scale Recordings 1981


Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah, having computer problems...should be resolved soon.I've bought a new one......reupping the Bron Area as i type this.