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Category Archives: Classic

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath – Get Out Of My House

Early Foetus material from his 2nd album, 1982’s ‘ACHE’. This album was a real step towards the yelping, cyber/industrial Teddy boy muzik that characterised a lot of his output for the next few years, and was a huge shift from its predecessor ‘DEAF’. The production is still extremely lo-fi, but this was certainly a convincing, embryonic (ahem) version of the album to follow; which was ‘HOLE’ (1984).

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Snakefinger – The Vultures Of Bombay

Snakey with a  track from his debut solo album (solo with some Residential backing and co-writing duties). This shows the man’s unique guitar style bursting out over a New Wave/Post Punk tune. The section that starts at 1:50 is exquisite; leaving one to wish it went on for just a bit longer.

Adam & The Ants – The Idea

Irreverent theological musings with some punk-funk/angular new wave backdrops; from the fantastic 1979 album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’.

This Heat – Peel Sessions 1977

Tracklist:

  1. Rimp Romp Ramp (0:00)
  2. Makeshift Swahili (6:40)
  3. Sitting (12:59)
  4. Basement Boy (15:15)
  5. Slither (17:24)

F.U.S.E – Another Time (Revisited)

Richie Hawtin with some Windsor Techno from back in 1992. Classic, classic stuff that stands proudly next to the motor city sound.

Adam & The Ants – Digital Tenderness

Before he became a pirate seduced by Top of the Pops and its shallow pools of success, Stuart Goddard a.k.a Adam Ant fronted a Post-Punk/New Wave band that created one of the best British albums in that ‘genre’ (please go easy on me). 1979’s ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ is up there with ‘Cut’, ‘Unknown Pleasures’, ‘Public Image: First Issue’, ‘Entertainment’, ‘Dragnet’, and other such gems. Angular guitars, scratchy punk-funk, UK colloquialisms, all bustling for space on an album bursting with ideas; which makes his next move even more tragic than it was. Painfully underrated, most likely, and at least partially, due to the pantomime that followed.

Henry Cow – Deluge

Scattered, splurges of sparse free Jazz stylings with a hint of chamber music from the UK’s Henry Cow. This is from the brilliant 1974 album ‘Unrest’, which is a dark and austere take on the Canterbury sound.

Nurse With Wound – Brained (Unconscious Mix)

Nurse With Wound’s crazed, demented, tripped out cover version of “Cottonwoodhill” by Brainticket get a zonked out mix. It starts with Jim Foetus’ vocals cutting through the fog, and eventually the listener gets thrown into occasional bursts of the maelstrom of the original version; then back into the voidy, bleached alternative. Dig.

The Fall – Peel Session 1978

Tracklist:

1. Rebellious Juke Box (0:33)

2. Mother Sister (4:22)

3. Industrial Estate (7:33)

4. Futures And Pasts (9:28)

LFO – Simon From Sydney

Crisp, cubic Electro from the Leeds Techno duo’s absolute classic album, 1991’s ‘Frequencies’. Stunning stuff from 2 guys and their hardware from back in the day.

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