Monday, August 30, 2010

Element Of Crime - '''The Things You Do For Love,,,

Ink-stamped with label in custom stickered heavy duty card sleeve. This handmade 7" is 9 minutes of amazing lo-fi jangly throbbing garage rawk from some of England's riot bois and grrls. According to a Huggy Bear fansite: Chris from Huggy Bear sang, Jo and Dale from blood Sausage traded bass duties, Andy from Linus played guitar, Daryl from Sister George played the drums, and Layla from Skinned Teen did some backup vocals. Supposed to be first in a series of Huggy Bear offshoot 7" singles. No others came out afterward.

"Chris wrote the lyrics crouched down in the tube station waiting for Bratmobile to come. The studio was Toe Rag, which is the same place a lot of Billy Childish/Holly Go Lightly stuff was recorded, really rad old equipment and atmosphere too. It was a drunken party style recording, songs all written on the spur of the moment." - Layla (Skinned Teen)

1 - Hero Erin
2 - ((Jaws All ism))
3 - Delinqunt Squint
4 - Verte Break

etching: collaboration . . frequencies. simon - the exchange. subliminal . . mod tendancies


Public Image Ltd. - This Is Not A PiL Album

Here is a collection from an Australian boot that came out in 1984. Catalog # Porpak SEX 3525.
1 - Blue Water
2 - Where Are You?
3 - Mad Max
Tracks 1-3 were recorded at Pasadena Convention Center, USA, November 8th, 1982. Mad Max is an early version of Bad Life.
4 - Profile
Recorded at the Olympic Auditorium in L.A., May 4th, 1980. It's an early version of Home Is Where The Heart Is.
5 - Poptones
6 - Careering
Old Grey Whistle Test on February 12th, 1980. The OGWT recordings from this record were pretty shotty so I replaced them with better quality files of the same performance.
7 - Belsen Was A Gas
The Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London, 1978.
8 - Problems
From somewhere in Paris in '79.
9 - Another
Originally a B-side to the Memories single. This track was from the Sci-Fi Festival, Queen's Hall, Leeds, September 8th 1979.
10 - Pied Piper
London, '80. Pied Piper was originally on the comp. titled Machines.
I amplified most of these tracks on Audacity way beyond the recommended clipping levels because they were too muffled and quiet.