Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Brilliant, Just Brilliant

Whats behind that fur coat?
Found this over at Percy Trout.
NSFW, but i just dare ya!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Muslimgauze - Iran (1988 Staaltape)

This was my first ever Muslimgauze CD, bought this in '89-'90.

I did not up-load this, found it here.

Just cuz whats happening over there made me think of this.


Edit: My bad, I should have looked at the link a bit closer. This comes from a really great blog found here . A thousand pardons.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Best New Experimental Sounds From Europe (1991)

I found this flyer for a great show from 1991(?). This took place at a gallery on the edge of China Town near downtown Boston. My friend and I were walking to the gallery when we noticed two guys standing up ahead of us a block a way from the gallery holding a pretty decent microphone, patched into a DAT recorder, we went past and straight to the show.

It was a small space and there were many spectators jammed-sitting down on the floor. I believe we missed Phauss or just the tail end. There was a good 25min before Hafler Trio played (there's no stage, it's them right in front of you BTY), but they didn't have instruments, just a DAT player and a couple flange pedals i think. It was the two dudes that were outside, playing back "street sounds" they recorded with overlays. IT WAS VERY LOUD!
They had the volume cranked to 11, for a small space densely packed-not pleasant. During a lull someone from the audience spoke up "Could you turn it down, please." and everyone in the space agreed "YESSSS!".

The Trio obliged, and continued. After they played, Karkawski/Bilting set up. The set consisted of a stainless steel double sink turned upside down on a stand and a PVC cage cube the height of a tall person.
There was some kind of mixer/computer patched into the cage, one of them entered the cube and moved their hands ,arms or legs in between the bars it would break a light beam that were dotted over the cage. This would change the speed, pitch or tone while the other played the sink with thick drum sticks, banging away with this tribal industrial melee.

By far one of the best shows that blew through the states during that time. Very intimate and in-your-face evening.

The flyer toner started to stick to other papers that i had packed away was very difficult pull apart without destroying it, with help from a blow dryer the job was done.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Tape Delay: Confessions from the Eighties Underground (1987)

If your interested in any the the artists listed on the back of this book (above) then I highly recommend buying it. If you already know about the bands then this will be a supplement or just to complete your obsessive collection, if you're just discovering them then this will give you much needed info on the history of these pioneering sub-artists.

My favorite chapter has to be the one about "The Hafler Trio". Great subject on sound and it's effects on the body and mind.

Udate: If you want a hard copy then buy it with link above, or...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

No Artistic Merit

Here is a flyer from June 1990.
The Legendary Pink Dots were slated to play on Saturday June 23. If I recall, the Dots applied for visas to get into the US but were declined do to "No artistic merit". I have a tape recording of a interview with Edward Ka-Spel talking about the problem getting into the US, i'll look for that tape soon and post it.
Around this time, Boston was having a "Golden Age" of experimental/industrial/noise shows like the "Static and Interference Tour" hosted by WZBC. The exact dates escape me but I was lucky to see Psychic TV, Hafler Trio, Chris & Cosey, Danielle Dax, Zbigniew Karkowski, and a slew of others at venues across town.
I know I have another flyer packed away somewhere for the "Static" show, i'll post once it's located.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

David Carradine dead at 72

David Carradine, the actor of the movie "Kill Bill" died from an apparent suicide yesterday (June 3rd 2009) in Bangkok. I was a huge fan of the "Kung Fu" series back in the '70's when i was a young grasshopper. I always though he was a really good actor, even in the shlock movies he made in the late '70's and '80's like "Death Race 2000" (1975), but it was in "Kill Bill" that i thought he shined. I was hoping that more roles in indie films would come his way and show a new generation what this actor was capable of.

He has been in well over 200 TV and films roles.

He will be greatly missed.