Tuesday 21 January 2014

Portion Control - "I Staggered Mentally" (In Phaze Records CP007) 1982

Most old skool Industrial Bands have suggestive names that point in the direction of the sexually repressed humour of bedroom ridden (old) skool (sic) boys.
Lets see, we have Throbbing Gristle( slang for penis), Whitehouse (porn Mag), Surgical Penis Clinik, Nocturnal Emissions (technical newspeak for wet dream), amongst many more.
 Then ,by logical progression, does Portion Control refer to ejaculation control? (apparently its bizarrely something to do with food portions!?)
Just a thought, 'cus i've ran out of stuff to say about Portion Control.

When I bought this album I didn't like it, for what reason I haven't the foggiest!....but now I listen with objective ears, and declare it a masterpiece of in your face electronic thuggery.Although those cringingly bad vocals are still omni-present! Ah well.....Nobody's perfect.

 Track Listing:

He Is Patriotic

Out Of Order 3:47

Plateau Stage 4:15

All Present And Correct 3:32

Karsic 3:21

Sex Crimes 4:31

Sure Is Kinda Spooky 2:29

Mass Disorder 5:02

Fiends 3:22

Sort Out 3:08

DOWNLOAD some mental staggering HERE!


Philip Johnson said...

I believe "portion control" is actually a term used in catering.

Jonny Zchivago said...

I think the chef used on "A Fair Portion" sorta gives that away. Trust me for relying on low rent humour!

ROOKSBY said...

I loved - & I mean LOVED - this album when I was a nipper. And it still sounds terrific. :)

Anonymous No. 2 said...

For all I know, portion control is just a dietary term. Like in this definition: “To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume, which inevitably means one thing: portion control.” (http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20769037,00.html)

What with Staggered: I remember listening to it in 1983, 25 years old at the time, ah, stimulated with eyes like glowing coals, and at a very high volume. A miracle my neighbours didn’t kill me…

I still think it’s a masterpiece.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah, i used to do the same,probably with this very LP.My neighbours were frightened of me, so never said 'boo to any ghosts' in my direction.Still do it now.I had one complaint about ten years ago,answered with a silent stare.