Last Updated on June 1, 2023
Code: Foetus 4
Doomage inspired track based on a repeating C-A-E chord sequence played in 12/8 (probably) so that the chords appear to “rotate”and don’t resolve until the F-C-A run appears which Strangely suggested as a means to get in synch occasionally. The guitar melody is in 4/4, hence the apparent rotations.
This is a dirty remocarpet, reworked 2023.
Doomage creation. Strangely vocals with spooky spoken words added by Doomage. See lyrics here. This is a reworked version done in 2023 with airier cymbals and more pronounced bass, because it’s jazz cool man…
I’ve no idea what the title means. Jeff is long dead and the dates don’t relate to anything in particular – e.g. tradition has it that The White Tower in London was started in 1078, but it wasn’t finished until decades later. I guess it was one of Jeff’s Things” that he’d be clever on to keep us amused.
Doomage inspired chords and words. Strangely edited words to fit. First played live at an open air gig at Nenthead where it lasted about half an hour.
This version reworked in 2023. It’s a bit punchier.
This was quickly written as a vehicle to ridicule the TV-led hype that surrounds football. This is a reworked 2023 version that uses the space in the track more effectively to give apparent loudness and moves me away from the Heysel-derived connotations. It’s more a piece as it should’ve been. I used no volume envelopes (SP)
After the first serious mix-down we all sat down to watch the TV with this track in the background. The news was on with the Heysel disaster, almost live. The news item lasted the length of the track and was a perfect audio accompaniment to the terrifying scenes. Surreal creepiness and silence followed.
I made a YouTube video with it ages ago for the 25th Heysel anniversary and bunged it on YouTube, shit sound, sorry. (SP) Google deemed it offensive viewing….. Lulz. It’s not. All you fuckers need to know.
Very disturbing. The madness starts here.
Holly created chord structure then everyone added a bit. Doomage created keyboard chords at end which Strangely played. Everyone seemed to switch places both playing and inventing the parts with this one.
Since reworked by Holly as “The Punk Trout” as output for his
current project, The Symptoms.
Strangely inspired to investigate what would happen with two notes a fourth apart changing to another two so that the low one goes down a semitone and the higher up a semitone, thus producing a fifth. Progressed to completion while Strangely was in France and very nice it is too. There’s still the original “hard” version in my head.(SP)
addendum: I (sp) recently realised (and told John Black about it on Facebook and then had a chat about it one night while down at the Crown Posada), that my hammering away at the thing with a dirty sound of the keyboard was me trying to figure out where the actual tune came from that I’d happened upon – it was Softground by The Proles who we played and watched alongside a few times. This is John sweating it out a few years ago. Funny how minds work. I think James Williamson said much the same thing about Search and Destroy. (sp)
Doomage creation and one of his finest in the opinion of this author. He spent about a fortnight working out every note for the multi-layered guitar-based track. Words added by Strangely for variety. They spell EYES by design.
Holly based track (inc trumpets!). Strangely synthesiser is two-tracked with two notes tuned by ear EXACTLY a perfect third apart, with levels adjusted to suit. This gives the strange sound as usually the normal third would be used which is slightly atonal but our ears are accustomed to it, hence the perfect third sounds odd. This coupled to exactly the same notes on the organ makes it quite weird.
Strangely originated. Doomage words. Strangely plays keyboard through fuzz/VCA/echo as standard. Guitar power chorus. “Tengo mucho beber” is Strangely’s poor Spanglish for “I’ve had too much to drink”
Doomage main vocals on a joint creation(?). Multi-tuned synth goes through VCA for plinkity sound. Pinky and Perky on guest vocals.
Holly creation from Nothin’ days slowed right down for this effort, one of my favourite pieces.
Pamela’s Vile refers to Palmersville outside North Shields.
Doomage creation. We never could find any vocal inspiration for this one without being corny. Still can’t, even on this 2023 version to make it denser and brighter (SP)
Holly music and words creation. The words refer to a (working) holiday he had in France when he ran out of dosh and was so hungry he seriously considered eating a packet of Henna hair dye he found on the street. Strangely’s harmony vocals made Holly smile. And the hums.
It’s a fucking ace chorus, makes me grin (SP)
– pretty obvious from the title really. There’s another reprise version from 2012 by Holly here.
This is the 2023 version and I’ve added white noise. Why? Because.
Looking down, I saw that you are bleeding(,) awful.
Beginnings forgotten – the parts are a joint effort.
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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.