Holiday Snaps from the Foetus Magazine
Source of detail is here. Drawings by Holly, apparently. Minimal pointillism.
David Bowie denied all knowledge that it is him in the pix
I’d totally forgotten about these bits…(sp)
As Jeff said in his email to me the magazine/fanzine/newsletter or however it’s described was photocopied and sent as promo material along with demo type stuff (‘ freebie to certain selected correspondents’ is the actual wordage). This is the materiel you’ll find on discogs and elsewhere. Small run cassettes of various compilations of CC members and others from the large output we did over the years. This is stuff that we didn’t really deem fit to grace the grooves in vinyl having the Crawling Chaos epithet which is why they’re not dwelt on in this website. Blood Samples From The Pox Clinic is but an example .
However it’s interpreted, what happened was that we recorded stuff in various veins and only afterwards was it decided what to do with it….
Hi cultural lovers. Gathered here today is a varied selection of works by some members of Foetus Products.
Plenty of super doopa photies, useful recipes, classic poetry, and some wonderful art work which when gazed on will make the mind.
We are lucky enough to have put together the talents of The Marquis Glissanda Ermies Tourdé whose poetry reading has turned many a W.I. meeting into anarchy.
Also we have included some lyrics by The Crawling Chaos which can be heard on the last L.P. So now everyone can sing along to Wee Jimmee whatever the occasion may be.
The photos were all taken by the official foetus vet, Fabian Shyte.
The holiday snaps series was some very rare and early work by David Bowie, which since this publication he has denied that he was the actual person in the pictures.
Vex Dhole is just a cunt.
Flambard d’Quinceteth, the local drunk, is Tyne and Wear Council’s chief advisor for flower arranging, and isn’t terribly good with words.
I think that covers everyone involved, so all that’s left to do is wish you all a very happy Birthday.
Chomster Ubangi Drummond a.a.m.
p.s. a.a.m = arsehole amongst men
Aye. That’s about it then (SP)
There’s an interesting URL here to Amazon where some of our art is sold – note the copyright assertion on that web-page. It’s not Crawling Chaos! Funny that.
Or take this other Amazon URL – note the copyright assertion on that web-page. It’s not Crawling Chaos! Funny that.
Or take this Apple URL – note the copyright assertion on that web-page. It’s not Crawling Chaos! Funny that.
Or take this other Apple URL – note the copyright assertion on that web-page. It’s not Crawling Chaos! Funny that.
There are more, but Apple and Amazon are the biggest download players… Here are four screenshots of the above, detailed.
Some folks may know that I live in France… So what, you may ask? The issue, for my communications, is that both web and mobile reception is iffy in my house. I live in the countryside and in a dip, well hidden from gits in a thick stone walled house. The land-line is fine.
I recently had a call on the mobile that cut out (happens a lot) and later I found 2 voice messages. Normal eh? Well sort of…. It was Mr Anthony Chester, or Baaldy Chester as we all referred to him decades ago. Maybe not Gazza, but the rest for sure. 🙂
Some years ago in a gesture of faith I removed all the references to him of “Baldy” and changed them to “Anth” – which was how he liked to be known. This was not a bland gesture on my part because at that time I asked for false references and copyright assertions to be removed from the stuff that he’d released without my consultation. (The few folks on the planet who have read these pages may remember these circumstances).
Latterly, I reinstated the words. There has been zero activity for too long in the Chester dept.
So, threats about untruths and falsehoods on my part in his voice-mails have forced me to disclose exactly what the issue is; I will demolish Mr Anthony Chester’s claims whilst simultaneously correcting and clarifying some stuff on my part, as I naturally do.
The images and links at the top are just part of it, and the most visible to casual web users. He is falsely claiming copyright for much of our works. It cannot be plainer than that and yet, after many complaints by all of the extant band members and the passage of a large amount of time, he still keeps them there.
n.b. There are other websites where the works are downloadable, for cash or otherwise: spotify, emusic, soundcloud, rhapsody etc – if you’re in the game you’ll know. But the reality of the web is that no-one has had to pay for music if they really don’t want to for over a decade now.
From Mr Anthony Chester’s angry voicemail voice I get that he’s probably a bit pissed off. So fucking what? If he had any empathy then he’d sharpish realise how pissed off everyone (including the dead members) in the band are. He obviously has no empathy.
Raging he was. I may upload the audio here so folks can see both sides of what goes on? But for now, I know how old we all are and the likely physical appearance because of this. I know what I look like, it’s on my website! It matches the view in the mirror most of the time. Apart from the derogatory nickname that Jeff invented for Eddie (Fatso) no-one on this website was ever called “fat” as claimed by Mr Anthony Chester [I had to check using phpAdmin to be sure though! One never knows]. Neither was anyone actually described as “bald”.
So to clarify: the words on this website are as accurate as possible but since I’ve been the main contributor and I’m trying to make sense of ever-distant events it could be my opinion until I know otherwise. I can change my opinion, but on this particular topic there’s no rush yet.
Maybe Mr Anthony Chester is confused? In his voicemail rant he mentioned going on about who played what on what tracks? Maybe he is thinking of the illegally attributed “Danger In Paradise”, which is attributed to Crawling Chaos. It is available here on Amazon, say.
True, many Crawling Chaos members had a hand in it and it has artistic merit (though that is not the point at all), but no-one in Crawling Chaos, who played as Crawling Chaos, would actually attribute it so. No-one. Not one fucking person.
But no, it was none of that.
And for all those who did play on the tracks (which Mr Anthony Chester angrily voice-mailed saying he could name), where is the fucking money? Less bluster, less false hurt, more actual doing what should have been done in the first place.
Maybe Mr Anthony Chester is angry about these words regarding CC & DIP where I formerly said at the end of the Myths page?
“…but it was not ever Crawling Chaos and to tag the two bands together is plain deceit.”
Not nice, I know. But hopefully, the preceding words clarify the deceit that I see in front of me, and others, though they have not admitted it so here, only to me personally and in emails. I have clarified the sentiment after considering the above words. It’s now politer, and clearer.
And yes, Mr Anthony Chester, for all those downloads, where exactly is the fucking money? Quoting directly from an email from Jeff to me,
I see where you’re coming from believe me, but Anth asked me for my permission to put the LTM re-releases on iTunes and collect the proceeds on behalf of us all yonks ago, so that isn’t devious behaviour to me for what that’s worth. – Jeff Crowe
Now in all of this documenting of the band (The) Crawling Chaos, I (sp) have tried to maintain a banter much like the days when the band was extant – not this post though, there’s little banter so pissed off with the bloke am I. Anyway, in banter mode there were a host of nicknames and epithets bandied around, some alcohol fuelled….. For the most of the time I was just called Rees, but stupid cunt happened many times… Knackerdan was another good one. It was the same when Jeff and I were at school – we both got called stuff we didn’t like – I was called twizzle, moustacho, fartin-martin (clever, eh? I even got called that in The Cumberland Arms by some of the coterie, can’t remember who; it does not matter one bit.) &c. Jeff got particularly annoyed when only certain people called him Harry, some he didn’t mind. Funny that. Chester got his nickname from Jeff, baldy.
So fucking what? It’s all part of the Pitmatic Test, Chester being one of the failures.
Mr Anthony Chester seems (IMHO) to have a very thin skin on this point yet still uses this as a blustering pretext for obfuscation of his ongoing deceits, which really, would not take much time to fix on his part.
As I have already said,
But one thing I am clear on is that Mr Anthony Chester, IMHO, has not changed, despite his talk of meditation, Buddhism and the like, some years ago by telephone as deflectionary words of appeasement to me.
I advise Mr Anthony Chester not to pull the history thread hanging from the Crawling Chaos t-shirt and quickly fix things at his end – then magically, under The Principle of 3000 realms in a Single Moment, opinions will change and personal irritations will disappear. Maybe his karma will get fixed? I sincerely hope so. Really, I do.
One final thing Chester, don’t call, don’t visit. The contact form on this website will be my only method of dialogue with you until things change. You have no idea how pissed off I am with your petty chest puffing, and auditory dialogue, for now, is right out. Paraphrasing Jeff in his first email to me:
Q: What’s the difference between Mr Anthony Chester and a bucketful of phlegm?
A: The bucket.
You see, Anth? It’s not just about “the music”. It’s about everything.
I’ve re-done the Foetus Products’ on-line shop since I’ve moved host and didn’t want to purchase another SSL certificate. This shop works on WordPress since I’m familiar with it and it’s getting more and more flexible. I’m not using SSL obviously but it’s secure enough and works okay in testing. The domain is now dot com instead of dot co dot uk but there are pointers from the last-used domain.
Total cost of software? Zero. Hosting costs? A standard Vidahost account.
So far, I’ve only got some downloads installed. The Spookhouse CD will be added soon along with some more downloads. It’s only Crawling Chaos currently but Holly’s Symptoms stuff will go up soon as well. There’s currently a 20% off summer sale on…..
I can’t decide whether to charge 10p or £169 for “Suck” since it has the annoying ‘suck’ voice in it. I used 10p to test everything works. Any ideas?