I’ve spent a bit of time cleaning up a tape I’ve come across.
As I described here on my personal website site, Ligger John and Mackie had a Zyklon B Zombie project for which Jeff and I made some custom backing music for them. The actual performances involved blood, guts and offal plus a variety of standard props like the bull and ivy on the right… The recording was far cleaner.
The video playing is the culmination of my clean-up and shows a cassette, the one I’ve sourced. For the young-uns reading this, this was how we made music portable, 40 years ago. This also explains why the track is 3/4 hours long since the cassette was 45 mins per side.
Just popped up on Facebook is Curly Jhon (CJ) with an old photo of himself and some props for a Dionysian Heights gig. CJ & Mackie did several gigs under the Dionysian Heights and Zyclon B Zombies moniker. Crawling Chaos provided a fair bit of custom background sounds for them.
This short Facebook conversation gives a hint of the nature of the performances, which, if my memory serves me correctly, sought and proved to be a blood-soaked offal-laden festival of over-the-top-ness.