Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My First Food Riot...

(Amended March 30, 2009.)

The Inexpressible Greatness of J. Marlowe, Pt. 1...

(For those delightful occasions when your constabulary conscripts the pockmarked.)

Imp Rape Express - Imp Rape Express

(1995, A Loco Motive Production C-90, distributed by Ugly American, no matrix number, unknown edition, out of print.)

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01 Cancer Panzer (45:53)

02 Torture and Torture (33:19)


Memory failed, I erred utterly, and I apologize to J. and Edward, who were kind enough to rewire my synapses with swift corner kicks to the dome.

Herr Marlowe, a once and future (and unrelentingly caustic) Ugly American scribe, clues me in:

"While I can appreciate your tentpole-in-pants enthusiasm for the phenomenon that is Greg Chapman, your avid readers should be aware that both tracks on Imp Rape 2000 were cranked out solely by yours truly, one forty-five- (or thirty-) minute guitar track at a time (sorry, no samplers, sequencers or keys - I was indeed listening to techno, but also to the Herzog-esque, dragging-the-boat-over-the-mountain madness of Branca and Chatham). “Torture and Torture” is, in fact, the track that eventually morphed into “Seething Deluxe” from the Holland/Skin/Tunnel CD that lurks somewhere in your collection. I’m sure that you’re very busy creating the missing algorithm that will conclusively link mortgage rate trend analysis with shitting-in-sock-drawer porn, but your attributions need sorting directly."

And so they have been.


J. Marlowe - guitar


Original recording information unknown, but I'd guess that the masters were captured direct to four-track in Red Bank, NJ, sometime in 1995.

Remastered by Tom Smith at Western Blot on September 22, 2008.


(163 MB, ripped @ 320 from the original cassette.)



Dr. Lao,


Neurasthenics Trump Calisthenics...

The second installment in our Greg Chapman, Greatness Be Thy Name series:

Frown - Live at PKN Stock 3

(1995, no label, no matrix number, unknown edition, deleted upon release.)

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No personnel or technical credits listed, but Greg probably played guitar, a keyboard, and summoned loops from gloomy Jersey redoubts. As for others, I await the word of the creator...


01 Untitled (19:37)

Recorded live on WPKN, 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT, February 26, 1995.

Remastered by TS at Western Blot on September 22, 2008.


(45.7 MB, ripped @ 320 from the original cassette.)



Pest Strip,


I Voted Today...

Yup. Took advantage of the first day of early voting in Georgia and cast my ballot for president, the senate and congressional races, local contests, proposed constitutional amendments, the works. The precinct was deserted when I arrived at 2:00 PM, but the clerk indicated she'd been swamped during the morning hours. A good sign, I suppose. Gave my vote to Obama, of course, but as I live in a provincial backwater (where the Illinois senator currently trails his senescent opponent by 10-plus percentage points), my efforts will likely be neutralized. So be it. I wanted to do my duty before leaving for Deutschland. So should you, you fuckers.

(Regardless of where you may be traveling in the near future.)


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