ALTERNATIVE TV - the 1977 industrial sessions featuring genesis p-orridge, carol newby and tremble the dog, and live at the rat club in september 1977, plus some more

do i really have to repeat all of the story of mark perry and alternative t' television, alternative television, alternative tv and ATV? no, i don't. history may repeat its beautiful selves all over and over again in all its farced glory; but i don't. so for today you will get to hear the so-cold industrial sessions atv executed at the throbbing gristle industrial studios better known as the death factory at 10, martello street in london in 1977, one of their live actions at the london rat club recorded by genesis p-orridge in september 1977, and some sounds from a 1979 live concert. let's go.

first of all we got the industrial sessions, recorded in april 1977. you can hear mark perry on vocals and drums, alex fergusson on guitar, and genesis p-orridge helping out on bass and drums; and sometimes in the background you can hear chris and cosey and tremble dog commenting on what's happening in the death factory. this is raw and pure and a lot of fun. though the wonderful blog die or diy shared these recordings in 2014 as mp3s at 192 kbps i decided to re-share them with the world as 320-kbps-mp3s, and whattzmore i decided to include some scans of the booklet.

so here we go:

01 - love lies limp 1:45
02 - love lies limp 5:02
03 - "...fuck up..." 0:26
04 - british kids 2:48 (listen directly in your browser)
05 - "...is she awake yet?" 1:17
06 - industrial porridge 6:00
07 - life 1:27
08 - life 5:21
10 - life 3:05
11 - tremble the dog 0:35
12 - "...i was hitting him, like..." 0:46
13 - "...a lot of gaps on this tape..." 0:57
14 - alternatives to nato 6:14
15 - more porridge 0:43 (listen directly in your browser)
16 - guardian, times and observer 2:14
17 - east acton action 2:03 (listen directly in your browser)
18 - never saw the blitzkrieg 3:14
19 - street fighter 2:00
20 - british kids 3:45
21 - love lies limp 2:29
22 - ten commandments 2:58
23 - street fighter 3:30
24 - still life 11:10 (recorded live at the rat club in london in september 1977)

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as the last track of the industrial sessions cd was recorded live at the rat club in london in september 1977 and was not included on the cd live at the rat club i decided to include that perticular cd ass well for your listening pleasure. 

you can hear mark perry on vocals, guitars and tapes, alex fergusson on guitar, chris bennett on drums, and tyrone thomas on bass; genesis p-orridge was in the audience and recorded this concert on his cassette tape recorder.

here is what happened:

01 - memphis tennessee
02 - love lies limp
03 - my hand was still wet (listen directly in your browser)
04 - sleep in bed
05 - life
06 - how much longer (listen directly in your browser)
07 - alternative to nato
08 - you bastard
09 - why don't you do me right?
10 - total switch off
and here come the bonus tracks: as the concert at the rat club only lasted for some minutes, i decided to add the atv tracks i found on the atv / good missionaries split tape scars on sunday i found on die or diy as well. 

you can hear mark perry on vocals and guitars et cetera, dennis burns on bass, dave george on drums, and anno wombat from here and now on woodwinds and some more. this is what happened live at the greenwich theatre in spring 1979.

11 - nasty little lonely
12 - release the natives (listen directly in your browser)
13 - the radio story / lost in room poem
14 - fellow sufferer
15 - the force is blind
16 - the good missionary
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marion brown and gunter hampel: gemini (1983) and play sun ra live in concert (1993)

and this is all too beautyfull=wonderfool, my deedearest fellowers. the german freeakjazzpostkraut legend gunter hampel playing vibraphone and bassclarinet and the cooltrained esp-legend marion brown on alto sax hyperealaxing in outtawourldish reciprocessallness in the studio in 1983 and live in erfurt in 1993.

gemini was recorded at the legendary tonstudio bauer in ludwigsburg on the 13th of june 1983, and was released by gunter hampel on his own birth records label in göttingen the same year as BIRTH 0037. ten years later it was rereleased as BIRTH CD 0037 including some 22 minutes of sounds the both of them recorded at a live concert in erfurt on the 18th of june 1993.

here we go-go!

01 - (no 520) gemini 4:34 (hampel)
02 - (521) horizon 14:35 (hampel)
03 - (18) turbulence 5:21 (hampel) (listen directly in your browser)
04 - (no. 346) serenade for marion brown 10:19 (hampel)
05 - ask me now 3:38 (monk)
06 - (no. 457) new york sunday afternoon 4:27 (hampel)
07 - (no. 430) funky get down 6:41 (hampel)

play sun ra live in concert
08 - lights on a satellite 7:29 (sun ra)
09 - enlightment 3:38 (sun ra) (listen directly in your browser)
10 - spontaneous simplicity 6:37 (sun ra)
11 - (no. 608) information 5:17 (hampel)
12 - applause 0:11

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and justin case you wonderered why eye called him "postkraut", here is some of the work mister hampel did with the very obscure 39-clocks-posse in hannover roundabout 1985: and though most of the links mentioned in those posts are dead, the music is still here and there and now.


drive to heaven, welcome to chaos: a very funny international compilation released in tokyo almost thirty years ago; featuring henry kaiser, fred frith, der plan, pyrolator, andreas dorau, john zorn and many others

exactly what it says in the headline: sixteen very different artists, mostly from japan, germany, england and the us of a, with a rather incoherent choice of tracks pullulating in the leftfields of weird pop, experimental noise, fake disco and yonderways beyond. 
drive to heaven will help you waste your precious time on a lazy sunday afternoon in a very sophisticated way: you're allowed to dance, in case you don't know, and welcome to caos (sic!), laydeedees and djintallmints!

here we go-go!

01 - henry kaiser - samma no aji 2:27
02 - picky picnic - welcome to heaven 4:34 (listen directly in your browser)
03 - andreas dorau - höllen-tingeltangel 2:52
04 - constance towers - great buddha air mail 3:51
05 - fred frith - wilder tongues 1:57 (listen directly in your browser)
06 - syzygys - le fonce 4:55
07 - lost gringos - unter dem vulkan 3:47
08 - laemonz - béla bodocampode 4:23
09 - henry kaiser - tokyo boshoku 4:15
10 - henry kaiser - kohayakawake no aki 4:15
11 - der plan - fackel der sehnsucht 2:29 (listen directly in your browser)
12 - tipographica - rhythm mountains~tanker 4:21
13 - picky picnic and pyrolator - murderer's night fever 2:15
14 - jumbo - the boy from ipanema 3:02
15 - expo - ebi combi 3:53
16 - john zorn featuring blind idiot god - purged specimen 1:54 (listen directly in your browser)
17 - fred frith - stay that way 2:08
18 - pyrolator - ritual 4:42
19 - henry kaiser - zange no yaiba 1:46
20 - bun itakura - lotus 8:13

welcome to heaven
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four semi=obscure 7inchers i found in my record collection: gene williams from 1968, the jets from 1973, the jars from 1980, and the modernaires from 1981

yes, i was digging in the graveyard late at night, and look what i found: four seven-inch-vinyl-singles most of you have neverever seen or heard: and now you can find out if there is a reason (no, there's no real reason) to hunt them down on discogs or ebay. i transmuted the crickcracklesandpops of the annalocked vinyl to some godlike mp3s this afternoof, cramming and stuffing both sides of each into one long track (each, as well), so that you can listen to the aside and the beside almost seamlessly in one rutsch right here on this sight of the everning; and if you want to downlord the tracks to your heartdrive please be sure to save the pictures as well as there are no .zip or .rar files as you might have expectered.


so let us start with the one and only known sevenincher (and their only known release as well) of the jets from 1973:

reportedly the jets were a one-off drunk-afternoon project created by ken elliott, kearon o'conner and mike craig to outglitter all that sweet stuff that slayed the charts in those days, and that's what they did. the a-side is a forgotten glam=gem, while the b-side is a coumpletely different sounding tongue-in-cheap-version of hatfield and the north or even van der graaf generator.

a: yeah!
b: rusty corinthian pillar

listen to the jets glammering it all out!


next up next is gene williams, a southafrican singer and songwriter, who is living in germany since he liberated the black forest from the fascist scum in 1945. he has recorded and released a lot of schlagersoul records since the early sixties, sometimes using the wonderful pseudonym eugene william birkenstock.

this=here record is easily one of the best records he recorded allthroughout the years, with a dieter reith combo that never again rocked like this, and the lyrics are a wonderful mishmatch of german and british blabla. great.

a: my soul is black
b: rock'n roll in london town


not all too much is known about the jars; they were mik dow on guitars and vocals, armin hammer on bass guitar, gary nervo on farfisa, and marc time on drums. they released two singles in 1980 and then got lost in the process of growing old.

but this one=here is cool: a rather tame and nice a-side, followed by a version of psycho originally recorded by the sonics in 1965 in a hyped-up b-52s manner and then going completely over the top with the third track and stopping it appsoruptley before it starts getting a psychoboredelic jam. wunderbra!

a: start rite now
b: psycho / electric third rail

listen to the jars from 1980

finally we got the modernaires from wales if i may guess. in the early eighties they released some records on the illuminated label, frickled around in some obscure bands like brodyr-y-fin and the likes, and they were never heard of again and lived happily until you died, as far as my ears are inwolfed. 

but this little sevenincher, though corenpleateley worned=out and cricracrockeling all the time, is a wonderful tribute to the groundbreaking work of the early soft machine. starting with a little missapt quotation of a kinks reminiscence the wilde flowers had been using in the midsixties, and ending all out in some poetic kevinayeresk freeform noise for the afternoon show down in middle earth. take some drugs, baby.

a: we did it again
b: and again

listen to the modernaires from 1981



brian peter george st. john le baptiste de la salle eno aka brian eno aka eno: the ambivalent collection and some textures

for your pleasure here are two collections of far-flung and rather rare sounds that brian eno recorded and released between 1974 and 1994 on a wide variety of labels and for a lot of obscure purposes.

first of all: the ambivalent collection is a compilation of soundtrack recordings, one-off-7-inches and some in-studio experiments that was released in 1994. most of you will be quite familiar with some of the tracks, but unless you own this cd there always remains some uncertainty. 

most of these recordings have been executed just by brian eno and his machines, but additionally featured are the likes of robert fripp, phil collins, pat palladin, judy nylon, daniel lanois, and even the baader-meinhof group. you can figure it all out in the liner notes.

so here we gogo:

01 - are they thinking of me? 5:34
02 - i fall up 3:44
04 - some words 4:36
05 - under 5:22
06 - over 3:50
07 - dover beach 4:39
08 - r.a.f. 3:04
09 - slow water 3:22
10 - untitled 2:07 (listen directly in your browser)
11 - chemin de fer 2:01
12 - empty landscape 1:26
13 - reactor 1:44
14 - the secret 1:15
15 - don't look back 1:00 (listen directly in your browser)
16 - marseilles 1:30
17 - strong flashes of light 3:08
18 - more volts 2:53
19 - mist / rhythm 3:37
20 - seven deadly finns 3:11
21 - the lion sleeps tonight (wimoweh) 2:49

bonus tracks:
22 - #9 dream - here come the warm jets (from the 1992 album let it come down!)
23 - pascal comelade and richard pinhas - here come the warm jets (from the 1999 album oblique sessions II) (listen directly in your browser)

download the ambivalent collection
(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


and second of all: the album textures is an extremely rare album that brian eno recorded for the library music company "standard music library" for licensing music in television programs and films. the album was purely intended for "business to business" and was never commercially released for the public. 

eleven of these tracks are unpublished elsewhere, ten tracks are actually edits or different versions of pieces published on music for films III, the shutov assembly and neroli. at least four different versions of the cd with different covers and different design are circulating amongst collectors since 1999, but the music and the sequence of tracks is always the same.

01 - soft dawn 2:19
02 - the water garden 2:53
03 - shaded water 3:16 (with roger eno)
04 - suspicions 4:14
06 - landscape with haze 4:06
07 - mirage 3:20
08 - river mist / asian river 4:33
09 - constant dreams 3:57
10 - dark dreams 3:07
11 - black planet 2:52 (listen directly in your browser)
12 - night thoughts 3:37 (with roger eno)
13 - travellers 3:52 (with roger eno)
14 - evil thoughts 2:01 (with daniel lanois)
15 - darkness 1:24 (with daniel lanois) (listen directly in your browser)
16 - jungles 2:00 (with daniel lanois)
17 - sanctuaries 1:37 (with daniel lanois)
18 - menace 1:46
19 - suspended motion 3:43
20 - the wild 4:22
21 - asian river / river journey remix 11:14

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)