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Crawling Chaos & Foetus Products Personnel, Helpers & Liggers:

Including those on Parallel Projects and Others Mentioned in the Text.

Nom de Son Common Name Instruments Other Info Key Phrase, Act or other noteworthy thing
Strangely Perfect Martin Rees Keyboards, vox, sax, washboard, engineering, composition, electronics,  construction, production Beer and mushrooms. Produced home-brew which was Chose the name, Crawling Chaos after reading the H.P. Lovecraft story of that name.On the Green Tape.
Doomage Khult
(Vex Drongo in Thee Earnest Kakas)
Jeff Crowe guitars, keyboards, vox, sax, cellophane, engineering, composition, electronics, construction, production Beer and mushrooms, TEK Drank 1 litre of warm, stale chip fat. Agreed ~Crawling Chaos~ was a ~good thing~ and that we should do it.On the Green Tape.
Davenport Haltonberry or Holly David Halton guitars, composition, mixage, vox, additional sounds Beer and stuff. Arrived from Nothin’ .Major dance troupe choreographer and arranger. Currently a Symptom. Hairy mole on neck (still!). Famously berated ~A Certain Ratio~ as ~A Certain Pair of Tights~ to shut them up following their pitiful effort at ridiculing us…
Clinka, Mr Excess, Gazza. ******* Garry Clennell drums, composition Beer and cider. Clinked a lot due to habit of staggering fully loaded up stairs with cider bottles. His mother had their dead pet dog in restaurant freezer for a time (Alice’s Restaurant in Whitley Bay). Under the frozen chips.
 ~ Gordon Douglas Smith TEK TEK In Thee Earnest Kakas
Macky *** **** Robert Macdonald Vox on Mummy’s Tummy. Many Artworks. Argumentative type Designed cover for The Big C and early artworks and photography and cover for Homunculus Equinox cassette
Straight Dave (Cookie) Dave Cook Bass Left before output to public domain got one neat riff right off that I taught him.
Too straight for words
Steve Smooth Steve Smith Bass Left before output to public domain Knew when to leave.
Too smooth for words
?? Baldy Chester Vox, guitar, synth and jamming gets annoyed when he’s not called Anth  or if you mention plastering Lent out house for second major studio location. Is suck voice.
Ligger (Curly) John **** John Smith Is the self immoliator on the Homunculus Equinox cassette sleeve  (Foetus
cover up sticker censors area)
More Beer! nae scran! Sucked in by key phrase ~I feel, like a suicide’s death-bed~ on Urbane Encounter at first gig at Bridge Hotel. Famously berated Joy Division calling them Joyce repetitively till Curtis cracked. Fan and devilled kidneys supplier.
Errol Dynamic Eddie Fenn Drums, composition beer, sudofed and pile ointment Enabled flat for first studio (~Sex Machine~ recorded there.) Said ~are you tonkin’ Caroline now?~. Pretty obvious really
Billy Connolly Howard Titchmarsh  ~ Accidental drinker of piss. Narrator of ~The Baseball Bat Battle of North Tyneside~
George George Linton Drums, composition Came from Freak Electrik to help out Super syncopated drums with Lorna in Freak Electrik
Bingo Gareth Kingsley Marshall bass and finger snips Bingo’s dad, Alec Bedlington Marshall, did the Waqqaz artwork cracked his head falling off his bike
Macho Johnson Mark Johnson  ~  ~ Hung around a bit in the early days. Keeps appearing on photos.
Hippy Mick Mick Paterson  ~ Driver and dope fiend.Still probably hasn’t had his sacks emptied by Chrissie. ****** Nice VW camper
Haircut Paul Shields vox, scrumpled cellophane on Sniffed a lot. Immaculate powers of observation. When asked why he was puking, he replied ~I thought everyone was doing it~
Sally Sally Wilson occasional vox. Performance.  ~  ~
Trube Susan Truby occasional backing vox  ~  ~
Keef Keith Wear drums on early efforts. Drums used by Errol Dynamic until they were ~nicked~ Left before output to public domain Cycles. On the green tape. While the Magnum Innoninandum tape was being made, he painted his bedroom purple, copying the cover to the Panther book “Genius Loci” by Clark Ashton Smith

Genius Loci Cover, by Bruce Pennington. My book scanned and the title removed!

Genius Loci Cover

Hippy Jeff Geoff Kennedy  ~ Drove van quite a bit, usually smashed. Set up infamous all-night biker gig at deserted abbey on banks of River Wear. Ended up nicking all our mushrooms and then getting locked up in Durham Jail for a long time for dealing, man.
Bryan Sowerby Bryan Sowerby Drums, composition Even bigger nose than Holly (says Holly) ex ~The Noise Toys~ (I might lose a game of Russian roulette or fall to my death from a supersonic jet) and The Hostages.  Drums on Waqqaz.
Dave (Weirdbeard / Pipsqueak) Dave Pipkin Drums,composition  ~ Supported Brian May as part of STAN ***** at Newcastle City Hall
Rob Pybus Rob Joiner Guest Sax Solicitor for Inglejew, Bottrel, Roche and Pybus. Sax addict. Called to the bar.
Spug Andy Douglass bass Played bass at last gig (Belgium). Talented fucker who could play anything (as related to me by Jeff). Last heard of driving at 50mph in a lorry
Yeti Darren Yates drums TEK He’s a great artist. One of Thee Earnest Kakas

References and Notes for Clarity


3 Responses

  1. Strangely says:

    Updated to reflect info from Doomsie

  2. Alessandro Monti/Unfolk says:

    I’ve always thought that “The Gas Chair” cover paintings were amazing works. I recently found the Artist’s official website, go to:

  3. Strangely says:


    Neat painting indeed! I’ve referred to Denyse several times and have a permanent link on my personal blog front page! See these for example:

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Main image: “The Fall of Numenor,” an allusion to Atlantis made by J.R.R. Tolkien well after HP Lovecraft did his stuff.