Magazine Introduction

Crawling Chaos Magazine Introduction

Side Productions & Projects

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….

First Page

The intro makes an interesting read.

An Introduction

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.

Editor/tea boy

p.s. a.a.m = arsehole amongst men

Aye. That’s about it then (SP)

Nice Boy That Man You Brought Home Last Night

Jeff Poem

Nice Boy That Man You Brought Home Last Night

Jeff Poem
Jeff Poem
Stiletto cuts Stiletto cut Stilletto cut girl

cut girl cunt stilletto cut girl cut cunt

stilletto cut stilletto cut slit girl

fuck slit fuck cut
 
 Vex Dhole 78

n.b. Jeff had this down as a sort-of shouty song with each word more or less coming out as long punctuated staccato of either 1, 2 or 3 word clumps along with a jarring guitar.  I can’t remember the punctuation and it’s not included here, but the punctuation was important and added to the shock value and was not where you might think.   We experimented a few times but as far as I know there are no recordings.  I think we tried it live but I had misgivings anyway in the environment in which we existed. 

Crawling Chaos Magnum Innoninandum Cassette Cover
Crawling Chaos Magnum Innoninandum Cassette Cover

He has the date as 78 but it was more like 76 I think when we were ~19/20.  He said it to  me it in his mam’s living room during the time we were into Ege Bamyasi etc and wrote “The Prick”, “Merry Xmas Prince Charles” and stuff like that as well as being part of what was Magnum Innoninandum . (SP)

The Crawling Chaos Magazine

Mushrooms

Crawling Chaos Magazine

This comes from an email from Jeff in which he’d scanned some old bits and reminisced about our joint frames of mind back in 1983-5….

Tue 08/04/2008 22:29

Hi Rees,
I’ve had a scurry about and found a few more tangible bits of history – the majority (the stuff with the scribbled text and lyrics) are the remnants of a Crawling Chaos A4 fanzine that we colour-photocopied and sent out as a freebie to certain selected correspondents, here presented in the order of discovery. There are also a few posters, reviews and a newspaper article. Also included is a promo photo of Thee Earnest Kakas at the height of their powers. The line up from L to R is: Holly, Vex Drongo, Gordon Douglas Smith and Yeti (my name may have changed but not the hat obviously) This was another of many parallel projects running alongside CC, this one was more focused on surreal comedy than our “normal” output. I’ve included a picture of Bebside Hall as it was about 4 years ago. I don’t think I’ve got anything else – I’ll look though.
(….)
Looking at the fanzine again after scanning, I can now see that Holly’s “Holiday” series of cartoons was intended to end with Backworth and the “Explanation” of the Contents page should be at the front. If there ever was a cover it’s not there now. I like the style though and I think the document gives an accurate reflection of our frames of mind at the time, which judging by the lyrics included must have been after the release of C and before the recording of Waqqaz.
Well I think that’s enough for now.

Cheerio, Jeff

I’ve finally got round to uploading this stuff (sp)

All Screwed Up Inside

All Screwed Up Inside

I Aint got no ulcers

cos I don’t worry none

‘cept one or two

but they’re up my bum

VEX DHOLE ’78

(Jeff)