Thursday, July 17, 2008

TLASILA: Interview with the Mitchell Brothers (repost)

Oh my, another moldy chestnut from our first decade... Chuck your crap-ass share rips, devour these fetid morsels, and cough up a blood-flecked essay on this topic:

"Why Doesn't Trevor Wishart Ever Have Anything Good to Say About Winger?"

Say, 2,000 words?


To Live and Shave in L.A. - An Interview with the Mitchell Brothers

(1995, Audible Hiss CD 012)

Availability: out of print since 1997.


01 Kopenhagen Lounge
02 Flesh and Brimstone
03 Scrimshaw Woman
04 The Resurrection of Eve
05 Beyond De Sade
06 Never a Tender Moment
07 CB Mamas
08 Inside Marilyn Chambers
09 Sodom and Gomorrah

Recorded at The Studio, Miami, on August 11, 1995 by Rat Bastard and Tom Smith.

Mixed and produced by TS.

Ben Wolcott - oscillators
Rat Bastard - bass
Tom Smith - voice, edits, shortwave

Music TLASILA / Lyrics TS.


(101 MB, ripped @ 320.)



Mitchell Brothers was our fourth album...


As some of you may be aware, we dashed out Mitchell Brothers in a day on a dare from Ned Hayden, the erstwhile Action Swinger and Audible Hiss (the short-lived, Caroline-distributed imprint) COO. Hayden thought our recordings a trifle mediated, so he threw down an ill-fitting, provocatively rust-dappled gauntlet:

"Write, record, mix, and master an album in an afternoon, and I'll release it."

Oops... Wish we hadn't taken the bait. Not dire, but five-sixteenths malodorous. (It was necessarily rushed.)

(Our 2007 Savage Land release, Les Tricoteuses, provided an opposing perspective.)


Syd Garon's design for the Mitchell Brothers digipak featured a cover inset photo of the titular siblings, and stills derived from the films referenced in the album's song titles. Caroline's lawyers flipped when they saw the artwork, and demanded we make changes. A compromise design was assembled and accepted; Syd's original version (from an old, low-res scan) can be seen below. Apologies for the poor quality of the image.


Next up? Tonal Harmony.




kingpossum said...

Is that...Honeysuckle Divine? No, it can't be.

Tom said...

Ja, mein Freund...

Anonymous said...

this is one of my favorites! what it lacks in sheen it makes up for in skull crushing formalism.

Anonymous said...

God damn, I'm listening to this one right now. I actually searched for a copy of the CD for almost 10 years before finding one. Good stuff.

ommyth said...

Glad you finally found the album, Anon. Still, you could always have downloaded it here, or from the MySpace page, for free. It's been out-of-print since 1997. There will be a few tracks from it on the Menlo Park box as well...



Anonymous said...

re-up??? maybe vedder vedder too??

much <3

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

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