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Tag Archives: 1982

Dinosaur L – Clean On Your Bean

1982 leftfield Disco from Arthur Russell. “You gotta be clean on your bean”.


You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath – Peel Session 1982

Unfortunately, this was the only session Jim Thirlwell did for John Peel; under any of his many guises.


1. Today I Started Slogging Again (0:07)

2. Clothes Hoist (6:14)

3. Wash It All Off (9:46)

4. Ignorance Is Bliss (Or Is It?) (23:36)

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).

The Birthday Party – The Dim Locator

Bad boy ruck ‘n roll from Melbourne’s notorious outfit. A hollering slice of sleaze off of the 1982 album ‘Junkyard’.

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath – Wholesome Town

Racism, lynching, and rednecks get the Foetus treatment as Jim Thirlwell channels the spirits of Rawhide. From his 1982 album ‘ACHE’.

Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

A wonderful future funk track from Prince’s fifth studio album; 1982’s ‘1999’. This could be a contender for the tag ‘Minneapolis Techno’, and surely stands as one of the records that influenced the Motor City guys. Fantastic tune.

*This is a fan made video, just to let you know.

23 Skidoo – Tearing Up The Plans

Imagine mixing Dub, Jazz Fusion, and Avant-Garde classical in a blender and handing it to a Post-Punk act. From their 1982 EP of the same name.

You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath – Instead…I Became Anenome

Cartoon Industrial with a hefty dash of Rockabilly; like a dayglo Suicide suffering a bout of mania. This is from Jim’s second album, 1982’s ‘ACHE’.

Peter Gabriel – Lay Your Hands On Me

Post-Genesis, and pre-Sledgehammer; this track comes from his 4th album released in 1982, titled ‘Peter Gabriel’ ( as were the previous 3), but also known s ‘Security’. There are hints of what was to come, but this album covers a lot of ground; from the cold, Electro-Funk of ‘The Family & The Fishing Night’, through the energised Pop of ‘Shock The Monkey’ and the glittering chant fest of ‘San Jacinto’, onto tracks such as this one. Tribal drumming and oh so 80’s vocal chants nestle alongside sections that you will recognise from his later material; where it can be argued that his work became a parody of what he did on albums like this. Have a listen, see what you think.

Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque Original 12 inch Version 1982)

Proto-Electro/Techno from Beate Bartel (Mania D, Einstürzende Neubauten) and Chrislo Haas (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft), released in 1982. Seminal etc.


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