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Tag Archives: 1982

Snakefinger – Yeti: What Are You?

Wow! Snakefinger would have been 69 today if he hadn’t have passed on to the great gig in the sky back in July ’87. The Sentinel pay respect with the opening track from his great 3rd album, 1982’s ‘Manual of Errors’.


Biota – Biota [full album]

After they changed their name from Mnemonists to Biota, the US acts sound started to shift into something more subtle. However, this album has that darker, denser feel that they were known for under their former moniker. This is their self-titled album from 1982.

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian

Sweet ‘n’ lovely instrumental from the Captain’s final album, 1982’s ‘Ice Cream For Crow’. Combine this with a sunny day and it’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

For Karl-Heinz Exner. Float on buddy.

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.

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