Drugs Are Nice

Lisa Crystal Carver – Drugs Are Nice: A Post Punk Memoir (Snowbooks, 2006) I’d only ever been vaguely aware of Lisa Suckdog (aka Carver) and her ‘zine Rollerderby in the 90s but my interested was piqued when I saw Stewart Home quoting her book on his web page about Tony Wakeford. It’s actually not a …

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Oh How I Laughed

After reflecting on my teenage fandom of Death In June here, it felt quite good to finally purge this flat of their last remaining records. Unfortunately it looks like it isn’t as straightforward as that: MC036 eBay Listing Removed: Hateful or Discriminatory ( 182548222) Dear john-eden We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the …

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TEN RECORDS HIDING AT THE BACK OF YOUR COLLECTION THAT NO GROWN MAN SHOULD OWN

Man like Gutta nominated me for this… It’s a weird one because like Kek, I don’t really feel ashamed about music any more – I’ve almost always been into pop stuff and… other stuff. Anyone who checked the office party mix will know that, right? So this is more of a “ten records I have …

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bti

“My advice to you all is to take your entire Death in June / Current 93 / Sol Invictus collections down to the Music and Video Exchange and swap them for a copy of THE LEATHER NUN’s “Slow Death” 12″. This record is PROPER Viking Industrial, the sound of AIK Solna’s infamous Black Army waving …

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above the ruins – yet more ruins

Stewart Home’s new material on Tony Wakeford et al seems to have generated a flurry of additional information which has now been incorporated into the article on his website. The shitty politics of the post-industrial music scene AND revelations about the inability of some its “stars” to wipe their own fat arses.

ebay diary: part six

Week 9: Industrial Grab Bag Some Coil and Throbbing Gristle seven inch singles and related fanzines. I never saw TG live, as I was 11 when they split up. They existed as this weird phantom overlooking many of the bands I got into in the mid 80s. This was before the Mute reissue programme, so …

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ebay diary: part five

Week 8: Red Sky at Night, Death In June It was one of things you end up at, following links. From Psychic TV, to Coil, to Current 93 via little notes in fanzines, on record sleeves, even a couple of sentences in the NME. 20 years ago, at the ripe old age of 17, I …

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ebay diary: part four

Week 7: Whilst you have the Right to Kill, I must inform you that you are infringing my trademark I was never a big collector of power electronics and have little to add to what is said by the anonymous author of Bang Out of Order. Noise is something which has always interested me, but …

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ebay diary: part three

Week 6: Esoterra and Answer Me Esoterra began as a little zine covering occulty type stuff and industrial music and gradually became the definitive in-house journal of what they called “extreme culture”. It had excellent production values with loads of great photos and graphics in each copy. I ended up distributing it for a while …

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