Thursday, March 08, 2007

TLASILA Album Flood: Amour Fou on the Edge of Misogyny (1998, released 2001)

(Amended 9 Mar 07.)

Hello Friends, Bonjour Foulness, Big Ups, Loneliness!

We extend our chronologically disjointed series of TLASILA album offerings with this Billy Taylor-produced oddity from early 1998. Released three years after its conception in a microscopic edition of fifteen on the Hair Police-related imprint Gods of Tundra, Amour Fou passed quickly into oblivion.

The P2P rip which circulated for a time was dreadful. This version, conversely, has been converted from the original masters, and was remastered for this upload. Stuff the auction antiquities, save your filthy lucre for suntan lotion, and be slathered with mad love here instead.

Mr. Taylor, as some of you perhaps recall, was a member of Melted Men, and had previously plied his disruptive trade in Chinny Chin Chin, Wÿfe, and other convulsive Southern aggregations. A brilliant guy, never trenchantly so - he toured with TLASILA from 1997-8. I produced a solo album for Billy in '98, but we never got around to releasing the damned thing. Really need to unearth those tapes!

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Amour Fou on the Edge of Misogyny

(2001, Gods of Tundra CD-R, no matrix number, limited edition of 15.)

Availability: gone.

Remixed and produced Jan-Feb 1998 in Athens, GA by Billy Taylor from Where a Horse dub templates.

Ben Wolcott - oscillator
Rat Bastard - bass
Tom Smith - voice

Where a Horse elements mixed 1997 by TS at Microgroove, Atlanta, from the original Wigmaker masters.

(We were riding the texts pretty hard.)


01 The Women of K.I.L.L. T.O.M.
02 Mai Lai Shadow-Demons
03 Lovemaking Lucifer la Centrale
04 Trash Treasure Sierra
05 Lady L'Amour Movie
06 Saigon State Scarface
07 The Four Turner Two
08 Stars of Loose Siete

(102 MB, ripped at 320 kbps, compressed into two rar files.)

Part 1 / Part 2



Next? Where a Horse Has Been Standing and Where You Belong. (Either the unreleased 1995 version, or the still-available - albeit in limited quantity - 1998 Western Blot version.)

Until Next Time,


TLASILA Flood: Rehearsal (25 Aug 94) + Performance (27 Aug 94)


Rat Bastard installed the sound system at Churchill's, and by default ran its board most evenings. This gave TLASILA cover to conduct late night tests of new material on a large stage, through a very powerful (though occasionally grumpy) PA, before audiences of destitute Little Haiti residents and passed-out rugby fanatics...

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Rehearsal (25 Aug 94) / Performance (27 Aug 94), Churchill's Hideaway, Miami



01 I Learn to Inject Morphia ^
02 One Navel of Decline
03 This Is a Love That in No Way Resembles an Earthly Love *
04 The Ass God
05 I Used to Pay a Heavy Bribe


01 I Learn to Inject Morphia
02 One Navel of Decline
03 I Imagine I Am Blind ^^ / The Dublin Sound **
04 Tina Russell, Free
05 First Pop Novice
06 The Ass God
07 I Used to Pay a Heavy Bribe

(Both sets 56.3 MB, ripped at 320 kbps, compressed into a rar file.)

Rat Bastard - bass guitar
Tom Smith - voice and tape



Rehearsal, 8-channel ADAT

Performance, Panasonic stereo cassette

Recorded by Rat at Churchill's. Mixed 1 Sept 94 by TS at The Studio, Miami.


^ An early run-through of "Morphia," with a slightly different lyric than the Helen Butte version.
* Performed only once, never recorded.
^^ Became "Wanna Bust Up a Virgin Ass?," which also later appeared on HB.
** Performed at a handful of gigs, but never recorded. An sliver from this iteration was used as a Wigmaker loop element.


Download both recordings here.




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