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.
In a recent communique from Davenport, he tells me that after bumping into Hippy Mick recently, he was informed by Mick that the Chrissie/sacks/emptying statement is now false. However, I shall retain the reference as it refers to his trip to Morocco (I think) with Chrissie many years ago and I like the expression. It always brings a smile. Strangely is wearing his white jacket. Davenport is far left. Hippy Mick is second left in this picture. There are no pictures of his sacks but this link shows where they might be.
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. *******
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.
Is the self immoliator on the Homunculus Equinox cassette sleeve (Foetus cover up sticker censors area)
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.