It's the end of the year,so I'll do what every TV channel does and look back over the year at Die or DIY?
This time last year this blog has just been deleted by the (Ir)relevant authorities for some made up crimes against,among others, the Beatles; because one included a cover version of "I Love You" on a Stray Trolleys cassette!
The best part of a year was spent re-posting everything that was wiped,without consultation one may add, or with recourse to appeal. The inter-web my be relatively "free" but it ain't just, or secure from your own,and other countries' (USA) governments.
To celebrate(?) a year of mainly repeats,here's another repeat post,the imperious Narky Brillans 'goes into Orbo' (also known as Narki Brillans in some quarters;,but this time with a difference. Previously posted without full track editing, one has now been bothered to edit this masterpiece into its constituent tracks,and ripped it to high quality 320k mp3.
As usual with any It's War Boys release there appears to be inconsistencies with the track listing.There are seven tracks when only six are listed,so i am guessing as to which tracks are which. Checking with the vinyl re-release from a few years ago,which has eight tracks(?), i have identified one previously unlisted track,"Dave got a job in a Garage".
Here's the original review anyway:
"More looney tunes from the Homosexuals collective, this time by Narky Brillans, who created this unhinged sound collage back in 1981,again on cassette(£13 is the catalogue number not the price by the way). Brillans was a central member of that collective and this cracked 1981 side is the perfect distillation of the UK DIY aesthetic, with a series of songs, instrumentals and sound works that combine the subterranean rock style of Swell Maps with home-recorded rants, punk-pop instants, outer space drones and doomy synth. Don't know what the personnel was on this recording,but i can sense the presence of Jim Whelton, L Voag ,lurking somewhere in the background of this murky DIY concréte classic. Its very L.Voag in places, and has certain echos of the equally fantastic Gus Coma cassette(posted below,as this was also the victim of a DCMA claim,and had to be removed). These are the sound experiments that Stephen Stapleton allegedly heard to inspire his Nurse With Wound project."
Track Listing:(for Narky Brillans)
|A1||Worship Worship U.S.A.|
|A2||On This Side Of The Tracks|
|A3||Dave got a job in a garage|
|A4||Fashist Tea Party|
|B1||ATom Making Bomb|
|B2||Falling Hole Into|
DOWNLOAD and Go into Orbo with Narky HERE!
GUS COMA - "Color Him Coma" (It's war Boys! £17) 1983 :
Gus Coma Tracklisting:
|Pro Walkabout Side|
|A2||Very Smart (it was)|
|A3||Are You Swede?|
|A5||Meet Our Employees|
|A6||The Cup Is Clean|
|A10||Sonar Too Good|
|A11||The Boss's Terrible Handwritting|
|A13||Topic Of Cancer|
|A16||Advice To The Elderly|
|A17||Bak Seat Driver|
|Anti Walkman Side|
|B1||No More Shoes|
|B3||Mr. West Today|
|B4||Stay At Home Housewife|
|B5||On 99 o o oh|
|B6||His Own 2 Feet|
|B10||Lemonade 'N' Beer|
|B11||His Master's Vox|
|B12||The Wrong Guy|
|B13||G'Bye For Now|
From the sleeve; "Gus Coma is 6 or 7 years old but with a brain and stomach ulcers of a 34yr old xcekutiv. Fanx to every one."
DOWNLOAD a colorful coma HERE!