Friday, March 02, 2007

TLASILA Flood: Live, Pez-Ner, Lyon, France, 28 Feb 98

(Revised March 3, 2007.)

It's hard for me to believe this recording was made nine years ago...

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Live, Pez-Ner, Lyon, France, February 28, 1998

We were in the middle of tracking the ultimately aborted Tony Conrad, Fat-Ass, and had just recently wrapped Peter Criss vs. Peter Christopherson, but two of the three songs assayed were composite renderings (or, palimpsests, if you must) of material written for (the still unreleased) Commmiinnggg! and Practis'd the Black Art.

(The first was taken from The Wigmaker.)

Just listening to this set's exposed, ulcerous tonalities nearly makes me ill. Not in a wholly malign way, mind. In my estimation - please note the obvious bias - the music has improved with age. I think it was rather daring of its time, prescient even.

But emotionally? Fuck, I feel tremendous sympathy for these stray dogs - I hope they found their way home, or at least scared up safe haven in redoubts less tumultuous than the bleak, windswept ports of their souls. The air seemed heavy, the mood rather less salutary than we probably would have preferred...

At last, a selling point everyone can relate to!


01 When My Rifle Went Sour with Preposterous Headdress
02 Was She Can, Magma Despoiled?
03 Pharmacological and Dead, or Both

(Total time 18:30 , approx. 42.3 MB, ripped at 320 kbps, compressed into a RAR file.)


Rat Bastard - bass
Greg Chapman - casio
Julien Becourt (aka Eva Revox) - tape manipulation
Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture) - interference
Tom Smith - voice, shortwave


Acquérez-le ici.

Au revoir pour maintenant,



Bruno B said...

Interesting line-up for this incarnation of the group... very curious to hear this. Thanks again for all these uploads, much listening to be done.

ommyth said...

The pleasure is ours/mine/the old drunk dude down the corner's...

Hoping all is well with you and your crew.

Saw David Fincher's new film, Zodiac, late Friday. IMHO, better than Se7en, maybe as good as The Game, less obvious than Fight Club.

I still have a soft spot for Alien 3...



a grey angel said...

I want that damned "Coffee: Delicious as Hell!" from the film for Pamela, but can't find it anywhere.

To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

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