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 finished reworking Skaill. Heaps more reverb, compression and dynamics, plus the addition of a hospital emergency helicopter. I’m thinking we would’ve done it like this originally instead of fiddling with tape.
As in the original, it’s Doomage on guitar and Strangely on keyboards.
I’ve made a video to match, which is, unsurprisingly, of the Bay of Skaill and surrounding areas in homage to my part-Orkadian (or is it Shetland…) ancestry. Enjoy, or not, as the case may be.
But what gets my goat is when dizzy anonymous bastards like DieOrDIY (calls himself Nick Allison) talk bullshit for commentary about reams of semi-known bands all under the guise of fair comment when all they do is upload full copyright works without either,
even checking that the band has a website
trying to contact the band
posting the highly valuable back-links to the band’s or artist’s website
You see, if links were posted to the actual band content from where all music is listen-able and everyone can find out about the band and its music, it’d be great.
You see, if people like Nick took the time to make a video backed by a band’s music, and said where the music came from, that’d be great too.
But he’s done none of that. (Amusingly, in a fit of girly pique while I’ve been internet-free for a month, he’s pulled his commentary and then has the sheer gall to suggest that we contact him to ask him if he’ll give us a backlink! I tell you Nicki, try points 1, 2 and 3 above before jumping on your high horse. Go on. I dare you. And while you’re at it, read the first paragraph above clearly. You’ll then see that it’s not what you say about us that counts – it’s what you do. For those that doubt this, I posted his commentary in the original post below. This is what Nicki now hypocritically and distorting-the-truth-ly says:
I HAVE DELETED THIS POST BECAUSE CRAWLING CHAOS CAN’T TAKE MILD CRITICISM, AND APPEAR TO BE MOTIVATED BY MONEY. THEN SHOWS HIS ELOQUENCE BY CALLING ME A BASTARD AND TO FUCK OFF BACK TO THE DARKNESS???
You’ll see his/her words are either in compete contradiction or a distortion of what I said.)
Lack of Honesty, Lack of Care, Lack of Integrity
But you see Nick, (and there are loads like “him” (he may be a girl for all I know as there are no personal details at all)),
finds the time to write several posts a day, and
finds time to transcribe from the original
or finds time to upload material he already has
…all to a file sharing website.
All the while, he artfully advises us to try the power of thought, whatever that may mean.
After all, his hidden persona drips out comment into the intertubes, not once referring to any artist directly but instead pointing us to their ripped-off content. His only creation is his pointless drivel, struggling to say something when not much needs to be said. If he chooses to fuck off back to the darkness, as many have done before him, he’ll go. I’ve seen them many times.
Meanwhile, all the ripped-off artists remain.
This is an attempt to contain an illustrated history of U.K. D.I.Y ,and anything associated with it,in one site. This can also include anything that fits the criteria of said genre, and its influences. If this makes any sense whatsoever I will be surprised,but i will attempt to make it seem like it does.
Nick. I see the sense but you’ve failed. You’re just a copy & paste merchant. You’ve actually helped nobody. Not one person benefits from your doodlings. You’re not a compendium, a lexicon or encyclopaedia. You are the weakest link.
Nick. He gives it all away. But it’s not his to give. His name the clearest metaphor yet of what he does.