Saturday, May 31, 2008

Legendary Pink Dots - Dot To Dot

There's nothing like a crisp clean bootleg of a live event from decades past. There's no clapping, no drunken chit chat by uncaring fans, it's almost as if the entire audience had their mouths taped shut. Recorded live in Hanover, Germany, 10 February 1988. Originally released by Teddy Bear Music in a limited cassette edition of 177 copies. LPD were a part of the cassette culture underground from the very beginning. Sing While You May!

(Side One)

-Intro (Pre-Regression)
-True Love
-A Strychnine Kiss
-Neon Mariners
-A Lust For Powder
-The Gallery
-The Light In My Little Girl's Eyes
-Echo Police

(Side Two)

-Under Glass
-Curious Guy
-I Am The Way, The Truth, The Light
-Flowers For The Silverman
-The Diary
-Love In A Plain Brown Envelope

Band Line-up:

The Prophet Qa'Sepel (Edward Ka-Spel)
The Silverman (Phil Knight)
Stret Majest Alarm (Barry Gray)
Graham Whitehead
Patrick Q. Paganini (Patrick Wright)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Playhouse Theater, Edinburgh, 8.13.81

This was sourced from a tape to CD to mp3 and so on, so it is a little worn but it's at the height of their line-up with John McGeogh on guitar. This is from the JuJu tour.

'Placebo Effect' sounds crazier here than ever here.

1 - Israel
2 - Halloween
3 - Spellbound
4 - Placebo Effect
5 - Tenant
6 - Night Shift
7 - Sin In My Heart
8 - So Unreal
9 - Voodoo Dolly
10 - Christine
11 - Head Cut
12 - Arabian Knights
13 - Eve White/Eve Black
14 - Happy House
15 - Switch
16 - Monitor

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Sisters Of Mercy - Live In The Trojan Horse, 1984

This is one of the better quality boots from The Sisters Of Mercy. Recorded in Den Haag at the Paard van Trojen, 12/29/84

1 - Burn
2 - Heartland
3 -Body And Soul
4 - Anaconda
5 -Walk Away
6 - Emma
7 -Floorshow
8 -Adrenechrome
9 -Alice
10 - Body Electric
11 - Gimme Shelter
12 - Sister Ray

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Public Image Limited - Peel Sessions

P.i.L. - Peel Session, December 17th, 1979.
These sessions are beyond words. As most Peel Sessions went, these tracks are a lot louder, colder, and scarier.

1 - Chant
2 - Pop Tones
3 - Careering

Chumbawamba - Revolution EP

Here is a copy of the extremely rare Chumbawamba 'Revolution' 12" EP from 1985.  Some copies may be sitting in the dusty attics of aging punks or held hostage in big city record stores behind the counter with a three digit price tag (pay no more than one pound ten pence).  Listen closely as they rant against EMI who had hands in the arms trade and vivisection.  They would later have a one hit wonder while joining EMI attempting to change the system from within.  They encouraged fans to shoplift from mega stroes if they couldn't afford the CD.  Unfortunately they were forced to censor a lot of great liner notes in the US version of their mainstream breakthrough.  Baby teeny boppers could find said information if they were to look up the band's website.
1 - Adversity
2 - Total Control
3 -Stagnation
4 - Liberation

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Marc Almond & Friends - Discipline

There once was a music zine called Flexipop. Each issue came with a 7" flexi record with different bands' rarities, b-sides, or leftovers.  This 'Throbbing Gristle' cover was appropriately released with issue number 23 in October 1982.  It was a clear one sided floppy. Matt Johnson (The The, Marc & the Mambas, etc.) is uncredited but plays guitar and percussion.  Annie Hogan (Marc & the Mambas) played piano and keyboards and was also uncredited.  This track can also be found on a bootleg of various rarities called 'Secret Life'.  Soft Cell released two CDs of cold n' old rarities called 'Demo Non Stop' and 'The Bedsit Tapes'. This song was not included on either of those.
Marc Almond & Friends

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Whole Price Of Blood (demo)

Siouxsie & the Banshees

- the Whole Price Of Blood (demo)

Don't worry, there are vocals on this demo. I'm not always interested in instrumental band demos. This picture cracks me up. The back of her big haired nest while she gazes at the penguins (circa 1987).

(the song) Based on a episode from a series called 20/20 Vision Siouxsie saw about a female version of amnesty, called 'Les Sentinelle', "They rescue women who are trapped in certain religious climates in the Middle East, religions that view any kind of pre-marital sexual aspersion as punishable by death - either by the hand of the eldest brother, or by public stoning". A sister piece to 'Swimming Horses'.
Source: Downside Up liner notes.

Oh how could do it?
A murderous crime
A murderous wounding
How could you allow it?
After time that's been passing
Time should be wisening
A law that was written
In the blood of your victims
Born out of pure resentment
And what of your baby daughters
And what of these shameless slaughters
Lying buried in the sand?
Oh how could you do it?
A murderous past
That preys on the helpless
How could you allow it?
Such cruel and vile blades
To tear at such tender flesh
And loose the knot
From your tongue
Where evil is the resting place
And so it shall only be the single cry
Five senses shall be
The whole price of blood
Foot by foot, wound by wound
The whole price of blood
Hand for hand, strike for strike
The whole price of blood
Oh how could you do it?
Oh how could you allow it?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Virgin Prunes - Twenty Tens

I only have the first track from their first 7". Originally released in 1981, later reissued on a compilation titled 'Artfuck' in 1993. Mute Records did a great job re-releasing most of their catalog. I highly recomend saving some money to buy all four CDs. This is just part of the missing gaps.

-Twenty Tens (I've Been Smoking All Night)

Hey, hey, we’re all alone
Can I ask you a question?
Come answer some
Or is it you lack personality?
Can I state my case in case you mind?
Or how about what do you think about what I think about?
Could it, or is it so, in a conversation?
Do you really want to know?
Out of sight, yes out of mind,
A secret thinker! A hidden lie!
Running, living day to day
Running, living, nothing to say!
Hey, hey, where do I belong?
What have you been doing?
Smoking twenty tens for pleasure and company!
Listen, someone else is talking!
Talk! Talk!
Could it, or is it so, in a conversation?
Do you really want to know?
I’ve been smoking all night long

COIL - Paradiso, Amsterdam, June 1st, 2001

This is a good quality recording that was part of a Dutch radio broadcast. 

2-Higher Beings Command
3-Amethyst Deceivers
4-What Animal Are You?
5-Blood From The Air
6-I Am The Green Child
7-Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Annie Anxiety - It Was July

From a collection called 'F/ear This' in 1987.

- It was July

Annie & the Asexuals - Gates Of Freedom

From the benefit album 'Here We Go' for the UK Miners' strike in 1985.

Annie & the Asexuals - Gates Of Freedom

Annie Anxiety - Soweto Suntan

From the 'Devastate To Liberate' LP to benefit the A.L.F. in 1985. Also on the compilation were Nurse With Wound, Sema, Coil, Shock Headed Peters, Current 93, Crass, Halfer Trio, Legendary Pink Dots, D & V, & P16.D4.  I need to upload the rest of the comp some day.

-Soweto Suntan

Annie Anxiety - Barbed Wire Halo

Barbed Wire Halo 7" from Crass records in 1981. There's an infinite groove at the end of 'Hello Horror' so if the record is left on the scream loops at the end.

A - Hello Horror
AA- Cyanide Tears

Creatures - Skytrain (demo)

Skytrain (demo)

In 1982 Siouxsie and Budgie took a vacation from the Banshees and ran away to Hawaii. While there they managed to crash a luau, make field recordings, and record the album 'Feast'. Here is a demo of the madness.
Here is some interesting trivia thanks to
-The location for recording the first full length Creatures album was reached randomly
by placing a pin in a map of the world.
-When flying to Hawaii to record the album Siouxsie & Budgie passed through three different
time zones, as it was New Year's Eve they got to celebrate it three times!
Skytrain (demo)

PJ Harvey on Jools Holland, 2007

Live session on Jools Holland in 2007. She drastically changed her style at the time to something stark and minimal. While mainly voice and piano, she also used a broken harp, fiddle, wine glass, mellotron, optigan, mini-moog, and a variety of other toys. This is not background music to listen to while entertaining.  Enjoy!

1 - Silence
2 - White Chalk