Thursday, October 23, 2008

At Betley Hall, a now-demolished country house...

To Live and Shave in L.A. - "Her-Her," the So "Her," the Put-Mouth

(1995, Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers C-90, no matrix number, out of print.)


Side A (38:10)

Knitting Factory, New York, NY (21 Feb 95)

01 No More Was Needed to Inflame My Balls
02 Pull Chains of Memphis
03 One Navel of Decline
04 Moschino Powerslum
05 Gone and Bitched Up
06 Wanna Bust Up a Virgin Ass?

Gallery Film House, Ybor City, FL (12 Aug 95)

07 She Once Liked to Fuck a Drowsy Woman
08 The Genealogy of Orestes (According to Trace-Horse)
09 "Whore's Mug," Sometime Fustigator
10 Honeycomb Tripe
11 New Poem Dramatized for Lux Cudgel

i. Rat vs. Shadow Ring (13 Aug 95)

Side B (37:40)

Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC (16 Aug 95)

12 Kopenhagen Lounge
13 Flesh and Brimstone
14 Scrimshaw Woman

Dottie's, Atlanta, GA (3 Sept 95)

15 Scrimshaw Woman
16 Resurrection of Eve
17 Beyond De Sade

Local 186, Allston, MA (5 Sept 95)

18 She Once Liked to Fuck a Drowsy Woman


Although transferred to hard disc at 96000 Hz / 24-bit, then ripped to mp3 at 320 kbps, this is still pretty goddamned no-fi stuff, owing primarily to the original cassette deck-to-cassette deck assembly, BWCD's third-generation transfer (necessarily, to low-grade tape stock), the ungovernable roar that was our 1995 live sound, and the absurd wind tunnel acoustics we captured via stereo cassette in the first place. Although the compilation underwent a cursory mastering pass in late '95 at The Studio in Miami, all I probably managed to do was brighten the inherent hiss and stir the already-smeared tonalities in the dregs of the moor... That noted, enjoy!!

Far higher quality versions of some of the material originally excepted on "Her-Her" (a title derived from fused serial cut-ups of passages from 70s porn novels) will likely appear on the forthcoming Menlo Park Recordings box, Refusal.

Rat Bastard - bass and snores
Tom Smith - voice and tape
Ben Wolcott - oscillator


Jared Hendrickson - guitar (1-6)
Charlie Speight - guitar (12-14)

"Mastered" by TS on 14 Oct 95 at The Studio, Miami, FL.


(188 MB, ripped @ 320.)



At another country house in the village,



bruitiste said...

Adding it to the listening queue... thanks!


kingpossum said...

Yeeeah man! Bring on the box.

Love and peace,

KRM said...

thanks for uploading these old cassettes Tom, it's nice to finally find this stuff.
if it isn't any trouble, could you possibly upload the chocolate monk cassettes TLASILA did? those look pretty interesting.



ommyth said...

Hello Knox,

Thanks for posting! I'll try to get the Choc Monk stuff up for you sooner than later, but for the moment I'm focused on the TLASILA/Kev Drumm album and the box set assembly. Nearly finished with the former, just getting started on the latter. Stay tuned - swag will eventually emerge.



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