Saturday, March 10, 2007

Peach of Immortality - "Jehovah" My Black Ass - R.E.M. Is Air Supply! (1986)

Hello Droogs,

The second POI album received an even icier reception in the States than the first.

We wanted REM to sound like constricted Gordian clots of unstable pirate broadcast signals. All we listened to at the time was David Hykes, Diamanda Galás, Bela Bartók, Crime + City Solution, György Ligeti, and Judas Priest. We did a fuckload of acid. It showed.

Peach of Immortality recorded another fifteen (!) albums between, before, and amid Jehovah/REM and 1989's Taxi zum Shoah. We couldn't inveigle anyone to release any of them them, and we slowly faded from view.

Soldiering on, we performed a poorly attended farewell gig at Atlanta's Klaang! studio space in early 1991, had a few drinks afterward to celebrate the long, mad debacle, and quietly parted company.

I'd already stumbled over Ron Jeremy's porn parody of William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. (in 1988, at Valdosta, Georgia's still-extant, long-bowdlerized Video Warehouse), and by May 1990 had filled four Maxwell C-60s with TLASILA demo sketches.

Met a girl, fell in love...

On moving to Miami, the POI name was retained for the handful of live gigs I performed while recording 30-mm. I made the switch to TLASILA permanent in October 1993, but everything recorded in Miami under the POI rubric was unmistakably in the vein of To Live and Shave in L.A. Same exact animal...

Peach of Immortality - "Jehovah" My Black Ass - R.E.M. Is Air Supply!

(1986, Adult Contemporary Recordings ACR 006 PRE LP.)

Availability: out of print.



Side A

01 30 Jan 86

02 18 Jan 86 (recorded live at the Bone Club, San Antonio)

03 31 Jan 86

Side B

04 29 Dec 85

05 14 Jan 86 (recorded live at Jed's, New Orleans)

06 30 Jan 86


Jared Hendrickson - guitar and treatments
Lowell Ginsberg - bass and treatments
Mark Shellhaas - signal manipulation
Tom Smith - tape manipulation, mix, production

(I'm giving the photographer the finger, Lowell Ginsberg is wearing the scarves, Mark Shellhaas is smiling knowingly on the right, and Jared Hendrickson - now better known as Jared Louche - has his boot in your face.)

(Ripped from the original vinyl test pressing.)

Get it here.


Respectfully Yours,



Anonymous said...

cheers, ears!

ommyth said...

I'm happy you're happy, Jim! All the best to you and your sensory apparatus.


Gabriel Thy said...

Ah, tricks of the trade I presume...

Hindu Pez said...

Tragedy. The rapidshare link didn't work :-(

ommyth said...

Hello HP,

The links tend to expire after a few months - there's a lot of content presented here, and older posts are often forgotten.

Thanks for alerting me to the expired URL! I can re-up it for you later in the day. Check the top of the blog for info...



Anonymous said...

broken link.. would love to listen to it !

Anonymous said...

Was this ever re-upped? I don't see a second link.


HellsDonutHouse said...

Damn, I miss my vinyl copy of this. I know I'm five years late, but any chance of a repost?

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