Saturday, 31 October 2015

Trick or treat? The psychology of fright and Halloween horrors

The Fall - Live @Powerstation Auckland New Zealand (17/10/15)



We have a winner

I am Pablo Escobar's Son

Sebastian Marroquin is the son of one of the world's most notorious criminals, Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar. At the height of his powers Escobar was said to be the seventh richest man in the world. And he controlled up to 80% of the world's cocaine trade. His unbelievable wealth and power were only matched by his brutality - he was responsible for thousands of deaths and kidnappings during the '80s and early '90s - a period when his cartel terrorised Colombia. Sebastian told Outlook his memories of growing up in the palatial Escobar family compound, Hacienda Napoli

Thor Harris on Depression

Fear on Saturday Night Live

Better just say now that LA punk has always made me laugh

Juice Porn


Why are drugs illegal?

Ad Break: SNAFU

Fuck I don't know even where to start with this...a song from 1978 not 72? A fugn guru? The tequila would have taken the edge of all the coke and smack I'm sure Cocksucker Blues to see what it was really like...the answer is: not pretty

Senegal’s Trash Transformed into Afrofuturist Haute Couture

Die Roboter

Danke to the kids of Lemmchen elementary school in Mainz

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Catastrophic Coltrane

The Incredible String Band: Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending (1970)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Jem Finer's Fairytale Of New York gold disc for sale on ebay

Two days left to bid with all proceeds going to Shelter
The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world. Image 3.
Lou Reed: The Illustrated What I’ve Learned
The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world. Image 2.The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world


Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton and the Oz Trial

All 48 issues of OZ now available to download

OZ magazine was published in London between 1967 and 1973 under the general editorship of Richard Neville and later also Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis. Martin Sharp was initially responsible for art and graphic design.
The earlier Australian version of Oz that was published between 1963 and 1969 can be downloaded HERE
Jim Anderson & Oz magazine

The Moth Body - Curious

Doktor Oktopus

4 Hour John Murphy Special (PBSFM 28/10/15)

A special edition of Club It To Death, where we pay tribute to John Murphy.
John left a staggering legacy with a career spanning 30 odd years. The sheer breadth of artists he worked with is truly remarkable. Few people have covered so much ground. Everything from first wave punk (News) - first wave industrial (Whitehouse, SPK) - groundbreaking post punk (Whirlywirld) - to a top 10 album (Max Q). And so much more, including: Hugo Klang, The Associates, Orchestra Of Skin And Bone, Lustmord, Browning Mummery, Nurse With Wound, Monroe's Fur, Bushpig, Slub, Jamie Fielding, Death In June, Scorpion Wind, Consumer Electronics, Zone Void, Foresta Di Ferro

Ghost On The Highway: A Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce & The Gun Club

Directed by Kurt Voss
There’s never been a proper documentary about the Gun Club, the apocalyptic punk-blues death party started in late-70s Los Angeles by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, who suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage in 1996 at the age of 37. Ghost On The Highway holds no pretensions to be the ultimate record. Director and long-time fan Kurt Voss, converted after witnessing Pierce get a kicking while supporting the Cramps in 1981, unashamedly believes that the group, particularly their doomed leader, are, ‘still in much need of more myth-making…My goal is to proselytize and leave the autopsy report stuff for later’.
This he achieves as band members and friends relate the often harrowing story of the phenomenal talent who exploded into the world with 1981’s seminal Fire Of Love album before embarking on a lifelong drugs ‘n’ booze-fuelled career kamikaze, though still managing to create incandescent masterworks like Miami, The Las Vegas Story and Mother Juno.
Pierce’s savagely-haunting confessionals and narcotic love songs explored America’s dark underbelly hotwired to the eternal artery of the blues. A hopeless romantic, when sober he was an endearingly-passionate sweetheart obsessed with William Burroughs, Blondie and free jazz. Drunk he became a belligerent nightmare, prompting the wrong Jim Morrison comparisons.
Former collaborators Kid Congo Powers, Ward Dotson, Terry Graham, Jim Duckworth and Dee Pop tell their leader’s story with rueful humour, exasperated anger or sometimes tears. Their disparate characters engage throughout the 98 minutes, particularly lifelong friend and Gun Club mainstay Powers, who Pierce taught to play guitar, and long-suffering drummer Graham, who confesses, ‘There were many years I had this recurring dream of hitting him in the face with a golf club’. Over a quarter-century later they smile grimly, even disbelievingly, through tales of wilfully antagonistic gigs, cowardly dismissals and missing money, incredulous that Pierce managed to demolish three Gun Club lineups which could have gone on to much greater things, although still remembering other nights when magic happened.
Light relief occasionally pokes through the foot-shooting: Pierce’s Debbie Harry obsession, marked by his peroxide tresses, was consumated after he hid himself in a shopping trolley to sneak into Blondie’s L.A. hotel in early 1977, earning his appointment as their fan club president. He found solace living in London in the mid-to-late 80s with new partner Romi Mori, adopting her native Japan as his spiritual home [his ashes scattered in Kyoto in 2006]. But it didn’t last and the home stretch of Pierce’s final disintegration is shockingly sad, especially for Kid Congo.
True to the infernal spirit of the Gun Club, Voss’s self-financed ‘love letter’ ran into trouble. After lengthy negotiations with Pierce’s estate to use the first two albums, it emerged he’d sold the rights in 1982 to a company that had just been taken over. By now, Voss had drained his resources, completing the film with benevolent editor Andrew Powell co-producing and nothing left for music. Surprisingly, once accepted this doesn’t seem to matter, the movie telling the story compulsively enough to develop its own engrossing flow [although puzzlingly interrupted midway by Lemmy growling about the music business!].
Henry Rollins, who published Pierce’s autobiography, hails him as ‘totally legendary now’. That the movie can explain why with such limited means is testimony to its success
Kris Needs (Mojo)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Oh for Foucault's sake!

That is brilliant!
Art by Clementine Melois

Peter Christopherson - Time Machines II (Albumstream)

...was my suggestion to Jimmy Page for the title of the album Led Zeppelin later called Presence (an infinitely less interesting variation, without the multiple meanings, in my view).
However, as I get older, it becomes clear that the old adage "Be Here Now" is a wise one. The present moment, though only a single fold-in-time away from what has gone before and is yet to come, is the only moment that really matters.
Time Machines remains one of the Coil album's about which I get the most mail. Despite its lack of melody or lyrics, its Power lies in the way it Changes the State of the listener.
Usually our elected authorities try to discourage, tax beyond reason, or even forbid outright, the average citizen from having control of his own State.
Pictures, moving or otherwise, that Change the State of the viewer are tightly controlled, not to mention the ingestion of unprescribed or unlicensed substances, even if you picked, grew or synthesised them yourself.
Even unregulated religious or physical practices, straying too far from the safety of the middle of "the bell-curve" of what's currently considered acceptable, are frowned upon, and often illegal.
So far, few have identified the potential of sound as a possible Changer of State (other than chanting Holy Men of all creeds across the aeons), and of course the Military (see if you need more.)
The last few years have seen me becoming more interested in changing state (legally obviously) not as a route to intoxication, leading to loss of Awareness of the Present Moment, but as way of opening doors to new visions, capabilities and knowledge. 
- Sleazy


Coil - Colour Sound Oblivion (16 DVD Boxset Free Download)

DVD 15 & 16

Air Gallery, London, 1983-08-24 (CSO 1)
Performer – Jhonn Balance, John Gosling
Performer [Spoken Words] – Marc
Recorded by – Cerith Wyn Evans
Sonar, Barcelona, 2000-06-17 (CSO 2)
Performer – Jhonn Balance, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Bill Breeze
Recorded by – Fabijan Rainer, Jon Whitney
Convergence, New York, 2001-08-18 (CSO 3)
Performer – Danny McKernan, Jhonn Balance, Martin Schellard, Matthew Gibson, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Tom Edwards
Recorded by – Don Poe
DK Gorbunova, Moscow, 2001-09-15 (CSO 4)
Cameraman – Игорь Якимов, Сергей Дышук
Coordinator – Митя Самойлов
Directed By, Film Editor – Дмитрий Великанов
Executive Producer – Игорь Тонких
Mixed By [Audiomix] – Russell Polden
Performer – John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Tom Edwards
Teatro Delle Celebrazioni, Bologna, 2002-04-06 (CSO 5)
Performer – Cliff Stapleton, John Balance, Mike York, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson
Recorded by – Angelo Visone
New Forms, Den Haag, 2002-06-07 (CSO 6)
Performer – Cliff Stapleton, John Balance, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Performer [Black Sun Productions] – Massimo, Pierce
Flex, Vienna (+ Prague), 2002-10-29 (CSO 7)
Performer – John Balance, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Performer [Black Sun Productions] – Massimo, Pierce
Vagonka, Konigsberg, 2002-09-29 (CSO 8)
Performer – John Balance, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Ydrogeios, Thessaloniki, 2002-10-05 (CSO 9)
Performer – John Balance, Ossian Brown, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Performer [Black Sun Productions] – Massimo, Pierce
Mutek, Montreal, 2003-05-29 (CSO 10)
Performer – Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Recorded by – Don Poe, Jon Whitney
La Loco, Paris, 2004-05-23 (CSO 11)
Mastered by – Yann Dub
Performer – Cliff Stapleton, John Balance, Mike York, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Tom Edwards
Melkweg, Amsterdam, 2004-06-03 (CSO 12)
Performer – Jhonn Balance, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Tom Edwards
Recorded by – Claus Laufenberg, Jeffrey Cornille
(Selvagina), Jesi, 2004-06-11 (CSO 13)
Filmed by – Colonel XS
Performer – Cliff Stapleton, John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
City Hall, Dublin, 2004-10-23 (CSO 14)
Countertenor Vocals – Francois Testory
Hurdy Gurdy – Cliff Stapleton
Performer – Jhonn Balance, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra
Recorded by – Royce Harper
The Coil Reconstruction Kit Disc One (CSO 15)
The Coil Reconstruction Kit Disc Two (CSO 16)
In the early 90s Geff commissioned a wooden fireplace from a handsome gay carpenter friend of of ours called Spud, and he chose to inlay the words Colour Sound Oblivion into it.
Within a few months of its completion, Geff and I were standing in the Chelsea funeral directors, looking down at Spud's dried out corpse, unrecognisable compared with the charismatic ruffian we had so recently known and loved. Once Spud knew he was sick, and the treatments were making no difference, he had deliberately OD'd, but he was already nothing but walking bones.
The Colour Sound Oblivion Coil Live Video box is named by and dedicated to him. I wish I'd thought about it before...
 - Sleazy

Vols 1-14 Download
Vols 15 & 16 Download 
NB: There are many more Coil albums, live gigs and videos to be downloaded for free at the Archive

Bernie Saunders & Wayne Kramer Rockin' The Bern


Scanner - Industrial Mix

A 2004 mix from Robin Rimbaud

Keith Richards' Desert Island Discs

Keith Richards, member of the Rolling Stones, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Keith was born in Dartford and grew up as an only child. He and Mick Jagger went to the same primary school, but then lost touch until meeting again at Dartford train station in 1961 and discovering they shared a taste in blues music. Keith picked up his love of the guitar from his grandfather and honed his skills whilst at art college.
If one single, living person could be said to personify rock n' roll then it is surely him. He's been making music and causing havoc for over half a century and counting. His song writing, singing and guitar playing have helped to make The Rolling Stones a stratospherically successful group and his early and single minded dedication to the triumvirate pursuits of sex and drugs and rock and roll made him a counter-culture icon.
No surprise then that as a boy he would go to sleep at night with his arm around his first guitar.
Producer: Sarah Taylor

...and for those who don't know who Matt Sweeney is

Monday, 26 October 2015

Psychedelic Britannia


Sleaford Mods - Silly Me

Silly Me is about the long tunnel, the one that has no light. Another week spent walking up and down the street. The quiet tension of your living room with its shit sofa. The unconfirmed nature of 'doing' instead of 'trying'.
It’s that realisation that all you have to work with is your own failure, it's the only starting point you have and to ignore it, to dismiss the reasons why unhappiness is still haunting you is a mistake. It's your ticket out of misery if you keep trying to confront it because eventually persistence rules. Not all the time though.
This isn't one of those fucking smug acid jazz positivity yawns. Large numbers of people have fuck all and that won't change. That's horrible. ‘Silly Me’ is just one experience over Andrew’s solid, hard funk loop


The Secret History of the Hashtag, Slash, and Interrobang

Terry Ork’s Punk Rock Time Capsule Celebrates a Nihilistic Niche

Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York

Yūrei: the Ghosts of Japan

Terry Gilliam's deleted animations from Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

Girls on tape: video gems from the 80's


Adana Balaweneh - Continue the Intifada

عدنان بلاونة -استمري يا انتفاضة

Palestinian Anger in Jerusalem and West Bank Gets a Violent Soundtrack

The Drones - Taman Shud


Thud thud my heart pumps blood
When ever someone talks about my Taman Shud
Who ditched that fox-gloved snitch?
Loaded him with poison like a puffer fish
Why don’t anybody feel like crying
For the Somerton somebody with the hazel eyes?
Why don’t anybody feel like crying
For the Somerton nobody with the hazel eyes?
Thud thud my heart pumping blood
When ever someone talks about my Taman Shud
He’s gone and no one even cares at all
The earth won’t answer and the sea don’t mourn

I don’t give a fuck about no Anzacery
I don’t care you got it interest free
I ain’t gonna fret about Lest We Forget
Fuck the Murdoch press
I don’t get hung up on any carbon tax
Or Ned getting strung up for being a psychopath
I ain’t really there with any class warfare
The only thing i care about’s the

Thud thud my heart pumping blood
When ever someone talks about my taman shud
He’s gone and no one even cares at all
The earth won’t answer and the sea don’t mourn
For all of the probing into whether he exists
The question’s still as open like a radar dish
Late 1948
Is sending a transmission but its inchoate

Don’t hate me for not caring ‘bout you losing your job
I think you’re gonna suit being a welfare slob
I don’t give a toss about no southern cross
Or the gulag union jack
I don’t give a fuck if you can’t stop the boats
I ain’t at a loss if Simpson’s donkey votes
I don’t care about no Andrew Bolt
Or even Harold Holt

It’s clear as mud
My taman shud
Everybody mouths off
While they’re chewin’ cud
Thud thud my heart pumps blood
When ever someone talks about my Taman Shud
Why did anybody feel the need to lie
‘less that’s Warsaw on the seashore
On the day he died?
Don’t nobody wonder where he’s been?
No tags no wallet
And his brains dry-cleaned

I don’t give a fuck about fuck off we’re full
I ain’t gonna send my kids to private school
I ain’t gonna grieve about no BHP
No silver spoons or mining booms
I don’t give a fuck about your brick and tile
I don’t really care if you’re a paedophile
I don’t care about no Master Chef
It’s as appetising as a whistle blower’s doom
Or any French cartoon
Nothing like a prune to make the death cults bloom
Why you think the whole world’s gotta be like you?
Fuck western supremacy
I ain’t sitting around being Gallipolized
One man’s BBQ’s another’s hunger strike
Why’d i give a rat’s about your tribal tatts?
You came here in a boat you fucking cunt

My Taman Shud
Everybody mouths off
While they’re chewin’ cud
Thud thud my heart pumps blood
When ever someone talks about my Taman Shud

Gareth Liddiard of the Drones: 'It’s time leftwingers grew some balls'

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Zen Paradox - Drift Sequence

The Birth of Melbourne's Rave Scene

Cary Joji Fukunaga on the Perils of Making 'Beasts of No Nation'

The The - Infected (Videos)

(1987) Directed by Mark Romanek Peter Christopherson Alastair McIlwain and Tim Pope

The Story of Technoviking

Heroes of Animation: Cyriak

The Golden-Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

The golden eagles that live in the high Altai mountains, in far-western Mongolia, build their nests in the crags of the area’s rugged peaks - there aren’t many trees. Hunters belonging to traditional nomadic clans from the country’s Khazakh minority climb up to these crevices to capture the birds at around four years old, which is old enough to know how to hunt but young enough to be pliable to human company and training. The eagles are domesticated, fed by hand, and will live with the hunters’ families for years. When the Australian-born photographer Palani Mohan began travelling to the Altais to document the traditions of these eagle-hunters, known as burkitshi, many of the men he met talked about loving the eagles like their own children. In an introduction to a new collection of his photos, Mohan writes, “It is the bond between hunter and eagle that fascinated me...”

A Google tour through The Underground

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (Alternate composite version with previously unseen video)

From The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

Hallucinogenic nights

'My muse is not a horse' Kylie Minogue reads Nick Cave letter to MTV

The letter is read by Kylie Minogue for LETTERS LIVE:
Letter taken from Letters Of Note, compiled by Shaun Usher (Canongate):
When released in 1996, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ ninth album, the beautifully haunting, sometimes terrifying Murder Ballads, attracted critical praise from far and wide and went on to reach a larger audience than any of their previous records. This heightened popularity also resulted in Nick Cave being nominated for an MTV Award in the category of Best Male Artist - a situation that left Cave feeling distinctly uncomfortable and which, in October of that year, provoked this wonderful rejection letter from the musician to the event’s bemused organisers


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Kenneth Anger: Lucifer Rising (1972)

'Lucifer Rising' is a short film by director Kenneth Anger. The film was completed in 1972 but was only widely distributed in 1980. Anger began filming around 1966, hiring a young musician named Bobby Beausoleil to act and compose the soundtrack. The film was abandoned in 1967 because Anger claimed the film footage had been stolen by Beausoleil. (Beausoleil and others said that Anger had simply spent all the money for the film). Anger then used some of the existing footage in another short film, Invocation of My Demon Brother. Beausoleil was convicted of killing Gary Hinman under the orders of Charles Manson in 1970. Anger began filming again several years later, with British singer Marianne Faithfull appearing in the film. Jimmy Page was brought in to record the soundtrack, but after he had a falling out with Anger, he was replaced by Beausoleil, who wrote and recorded the music in prison.
* Kenneth Anger - The Magus
* Bobby Beausoleil - Himself
* Donald Cammell - Osiris
* Marianne Faithfull - Lilith
* Myriam Gibril - Isis
* Chris Jagger - Man in Yellow Tunic
* Jimmy Page - Man Holding Stella of Revelation
Thanks to M.G.

Gerard Malanga and Andy Warhol: Screen Tests / A Diary

PDF epub etc
Or you can buy a copy for $4,000, though the other copy is priced at $19,950(!) HERE

The Bug - Skag Teng / Opi Teng

The Bug Vs Sleng Teng sees the bass explorer apply his own foundation-shaking sensibilities to Prince Jammy’s evergreen ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’ riddim, using his Elektron Octatrack and Analog Rytm machines.
“Truly future ragga for alien thinkers,” as he explained on Facebook earlier this year. “Most people will find the link to Jammy’s original hard to locate, but it makes sense in my twisted mind…lol..Variations on a deadly riff theme, where nothing survives from the original..Steppin off into oblivion.”
Mastered by Stefan Betke aka Pole, the EP marks the second release on Elektron Grammofon, the label arm of the gear maker. The limited one-off pressing of 300 copies will be available in November via Elektron, with all profits from the record’s sales going to charity
Rodigan Vs Barry G (Sleng Teng Soundclash 1985)

The Horror...

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Martyn Bennett DJ Set (Brighton 24/11/03)

On the 24 November 2003, Martyn Bennett supported Peter Gabriel at a one-off concert at the Brighton Centre. His eclectic, innovative and powerful DJ set that night was sadly Martyn's final live performance before his untimely death in 2005

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Ben Montero Sketchbook
For HelenX