catalog

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I shared your post with an older mate wyh, who was in Sheff around same time as DiY were active. He said:

Smokescreen, the sound system I was vaguely involved with at the start kind of migrated to Nottingham and became entwined with diy. They put on a bunch of great parties and were much less macho than the other big systems and played good music! Seemed to burn out quick though and just do a bunch of club nights. From the outside there were a lot of hangers on that seemed like egotistical arse holes. Some of them built studios and I think were pretty helpful to other people in learning and lending skills and equipment. They were punks who played disco so the story goes and were welcoming to all. Fluffy vibe at the few early parties I went too. Quite a few of them came unstuck with the drugs I think.

For me I went to a few parties and raves in maybe 89/90 and started putting on a few parties with mates in 91/92 as Smokescreen. Can remember going to a DIY solstice party, probably in 91. I left the country after Castle Morton and Smokescreen grew and became a more organised crew. And more involved with DIY. I came back to UK in '94 I think and I did go to free parties quite a bit until 97. It was a good laugh but they were different by then. Criminal Justice Bill, Ketamine, Oblivion. Still a good laugh but it didn't seem revolutionary really. It really felt like being part of a change in consciousness for me at the beginning - it was fucking amazing. Meeting people every week who had completely changed their world view. Everyone was so friendly and you'd meet people from all walks of life that you never would've met a year or so ago. It really felt like things were changing. And they were, they did - but only to an extent. It changed a lot of people forever (for good and for bad), changed youth culture and music culture and has had a lasting legacy in the same way as punk. There are still communities around those times. But it never changed mainstream society. And it was naive to think it could because it was just based around getting off your head and dancing to silly sounds. Hard work changing structures and inherent behaviour I think and I'm not sure it can ever work if it's based on drugs. Or at least in needs to transcend drugs.

The thing about free parties is that they are temporary autonomous zones which is a pretty radical thing and plants seeds which can grow into movements. But they can also grow into mental health issues, addiction and superstar dj culture
 

william_kent

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WYH I'm very concerned that the song titles aren't in the comments so if videos disappear the track name does too

Here you go - before the links wither away - here's what @WashYourHands has posted so far ( it's a huge list, going to have to put it into multiple posts due to the 10,000 character limit )

-1 - Willie Maley - Charlie & The Bhoys ( apocryphal - this is @version's prompt that got the ball rolling )
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0 - The Dubliners ~ Will You Come to the Bower
1 - Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights
2 - Sun Ra - Springtime Again
3 - Alice Coltrane ft. Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda
4 - - Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful
5 - Anita O'Day - Sweet Georgia Brown & Tea for Two
6 - The Modern Jazz Quartet - Milt Meets Sid
7 - Charlie parker -What Is This Thing Called Love?
8 - Incredible String Band - Waltz of the New Moon
9 - Gram Parsons - Live at the Avalon Ballroom ( ? )
10 - Fotheringay - Gypsy Davy ( live at the beat club )
11 - Treorchy Male Choir - Gwahoddiad
12 - Wolfgang Dauner - Beobachtungen
13 - Xhol Caravan - All Green
14 - free action / Wolfgang Dauner - Collage
15 - Amon Düül II - Wolf City
16 - Walter Wegmuller -Tarot
17 - can - little star of bethleham
18 - Can - Oh Yeah
19 - Can - Spoon
20 - Roedelius - Selbstportrait
21 - THROBBING GRISTLE - hamburger lady (live T
22 - Richard H Kirk - Synesthesia
23 - Cabaret Voltaire - This Is Entertainment
24 - Cabaret Voltaire - Obsession
25 - Cabaret Voltaire - Do the Mussolini (Head Kick)
26 - Cabaret Voltaire - Landslide
27 - Chris & Cosey - Dancing Ghosts
29 - Pete Shelley - Witness the change
30 - ? Luke Kelly McAlpines Fusiliers (Rare)
31 - The Dubliners - Champion At Keeping Them Rolling
32 - The Blacksmith / Steeleye Span "Hark! The Village Wait"
33 - Steeleye Span - Dark Eyed Sailor
34 - Steeleye span - lowlands of Holland
35 - Steeleye Span - One Night As I Lay On My Bed
36 - Cabaret Voltaire - Wait and Shuffle
37 - Cabaret Voltaire - Get Out of My Face
38 - Cabaret Voltaire - Just Fascination (12'' Version Remastered)
39 - Richard H. Kirk - Entering Creation (Help Me I'm Melting)
40 - Cabaret Voltaire - Digital Rasta
41 - Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria (12'' Version Remastered)
42 - Cabaret Voltaire -The Arm of the Lord
43 - CABARET VOLTAIRE - Sluggin' for Jesus
44 - CABARET VOLTAIRE - Low Cool
45 - Luke kelly - The Auld Triangle
46 - ?
47 - Luke kelly - The Rising of The Moon
48 - Luke kelly - Kelley The Boy from Killane
49 - Amazing Hibs Fans Best Sunshine on Leith Scottish cup final 2016
50 - Popol Vuh - Phantom der Nacht
51 - Wagner - Das Rheingold - Vorspiel
52 - Don Cherry ?
53 - The Temptations "Take a stroll through your mind"
54 - Popol Vuh - In Den Gärten Pharaos
55 - Electronic Eye - Aquamamarine Sheen
56 - Holger Czukay - Canaxis
57 - Holger Czukay - Blessed Easter
58 - Holger Czukay - Ode To Perfume
59 - Jah Wobble,The Edge, Holger Czukay - Hold On To Your Dreams
60 - Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit - Where's the money
61 - JAH WOBBLE - How Much Are They ?
62 - Jah Wobble Invaders Of The Heart - Bomba
63 - Jah Wobble and The Chinese Dub Orchestra - Happy Tibetan Girl
64 - Bobby Caldwell - Down For The Third Time
65 - Tony Joe White - I've Got A Thing About You Baby
66 - KING ERRISSON - Space Queen (12" 1978)
67 - ?
68 - Lee Perry - Kung Fu meets the Dragon (Full Album)
69 - Slayer - Raining Blood & Angel of Death (Live at The Ritz, New York | 1986)
70 - Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy (Full Album)
71 - EPMD - You Gots To Chill
72 - EPMD - So Wat Cha Sayin'
73 - Soul II Soul feat Rose Windross - Fairplay
74 - Spacemen 3 - Come Down Easy
75 - Frank Zappa, King kong.
76 - Frank Zappa - The Orange County Lumber Truck (Live At Royal Festival Hall, London, 10/25/68)
77 - Frank Zappa - The Orange County Lumber Truck (Part II)
78 - Frank Zappa - Montana 08-21-73
79 - Frank Zappa - On The Bus
80 - ar éirinn ní neosfainn cé hí liam clancy
81 - PLANXTY ,JOHN O DREAMS , RARE LIVE AUDIO ,SWEET
82 - Luke Kelly The Auld Triangle
83 - Van Morrison & The Chieftens - Star of the County Down
84 - The Hens March - John Sheehan & The Dubliners Siamsa Cois Laoi, Cork, 1978
85 - Captain Beefheart - Plastic Factory
86 - Captain Beefheart - Grown So Ugly
87 - Captain Beefheart - Electricity
88 - Captain Beefheart - Son Of Mirror Man - Mere Man
89 - Captain Beefheart - Mirror Man
90 - Captain Beefheart - Gimme Dat Harp Boy
91 - Captain Beefheart - Kandy Korn
92 - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - I'm Gonna Booglarize You, Baby (1972)
93 - Captain Beefheart - Click Clack
94 - Captain Beefheart - Low Yo Yo Stuff
95 - Captain Beefheart - Circumstances
96 - Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
97 - Captain Beefheart - Crazy Little Thing
98 - Captain Beefheart - Party of Special Things To Do
99 - Captain Beefheart - Pompadour Swamp
100 - Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream for Crow
101 - Captain Beefheart - Upon The My-O-My
 

william_kent

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part 2:

102 - Mel & Kim - Respectable
103 - Goldsprings Under the Bridge 12th July 2016! The sash!
104 - ?
105 - No pope of rome
106 - Ireland v England Riot , 1995 1/2
107 - Ireland v England Riot , 1995, 2/2
108 - Tales of the Unexpected (intro) ( tv theme tune )
109 - Severed Heads - Harold and Cindy Hospital
110 - Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened (played at 33 rpm + 8 pitch)
111 - Severed Heads - Always Randy
112 - Severed Heads - Lamborghini
113 - Severed Heads - Hot With Fleas
114 - Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)
115 - ?
116 - Wally Badarou: "Chief Inspector"
117 - Booker T & the MG's - Melting Pot
118 - Nurse With Wound - Soliloquy For Lilith
119 - Nurse With Wound - A Missing Sense
120 - Robert Ashley — Automatic Writing
121 - Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) Full Album
123 - zoviet france - Mohnomishe - Untitled-4
124 - zoviet france - Gris
125 - Dr John - I Walk on Guilded Splinters
126 - Dr John - Danse Fambeux
127 - Dr John - Loop Garoo
128 - Dr John - Black John the Conqueror
129 - Dr John - Babylon
130 - Hermeto Pascoal - Dança do Pajé (from the Lost '76 Vice-Versa Studio Session)
131 - Hermeto Pascoal - Maturi / Quebrando tudo
132 - Moondog - High On A Rocky Ledge
133 - Moondog - Fantasia
134 - Zoviet France - Shamany Enfluence
135 - Throbbing Gristle: The World Is A War Film
136 - Psychic TV - Message From Thee Temple
137 - Chris & Cosey - Trance ( full album )
138 - Chris & Cosey - Technø Primitiv ( Sweet Surprise )
139 - Chris & Cosey - Dancing On Your Grave
140 - Chris & Cosey - October Love Song
141 - ?
142 - Chris Carter - Walkabout
143 - Chris Carter - Outreach
144 - Chris Carter - Climbing
145 - Chris Carter - Electrodub 2
146 - Chris & Cosey - Bust Stop
147 - Chris & Cosey - Moving Still
148 - Psychic TV - Unclean: muted - for watching the video while listening to Psychic TV - Moonchild
149 - Soft Cell - Seedy Films
150 - Chris & Cosey - Send The Magick Down
151 - Throbbing Gristle - Still Walking
152 - Throbbing Gristle - Walkabout
153 - Chemise - She Can't Love You
154 - Chris & Cosey - Morning
155 - ?
156 - Jesse Saunders - On and On
157 - Jamie Principle - Waiting On My Angel (Club Mix)
158 - Chip E. Feat. K. Joy - Like This (House Mix)
159 - Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (Movin Mix)
160 - Joe Louis ‎– The Love Of My Own
161 - Coil – Gold Is The Metal (With The Broadest Shoulders)
162 - Coil - How To Destroy Angels
163 - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Opening Scene
164 - Brian Clough on himself, people, politics and football
165 - Nottingham Forest vs Malmo (European Cup Final May 1979)
166 - 1980 final highlights: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg
167 - ESG - Moody
168 - Housemaster Boyz - House Nation
169 - ?
170 - Frankie Knuckles / Jamie Principle - Baby Wants To Ride
171 - John Rocca ‎ - Move (Farley's House Piano Mix)
172 - Carly Simon - Why
173 - Peter Brown - Baby Get High (12 Inch)
174 - Strafe - Outlaw
175 - Bamboo - It's All In Your Mind (This Mix)
176 - Suburban Knight - The Groove (Pan Mix)
177 - Lil Louis - Frequency
178 - Virgin prunes - Caucasian walk
179 - E.S.G. - Moody - 1982
180 - Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful
181 - Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well (1972)
182 - Liverpool F.C. - Anfield Rap Red Machine In Full Effect 1988
183 - The BLACKSTUFF LADS - 'Gis' A Job' - 1982 45rpm
184 - Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red
185 - Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love
186 - Andrew Liles - Sinead, Dead in a Ditch
187 - WILLIE ROSS - RITA SUE AND BOB ( clip from the film )
188 - Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
189 - NG83 - When We Were B-Boys film
190 - Brian Jones - The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka (FULL ALBUM)
191 - David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
192 - David Crosby & Jerry Garcia ~ Kids and dogs
193 - Group 1850 - ?! ( from Paradise Now album )
194 - Pharoah Sanders - The Creator Has A Master Plan
195 - Ptah, the el Daoud - Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders - Full Album
196 - Pharoah Sanders - Harvest Time
197 - The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (Live)
198 - ?
199 - Joe Smooth - Promised Land
200 - Cool house - rock this party right
201 - BBC Snooker (Original Theme)
202 - BBC Darts Into 1984
203 - ? ( from context, theme to a Skiing TV show? maybe The New Dance Orchestra– Ski Sunday (Pop Goes Bach)?)
204 - BBC Wimbledon Theme
205 - BBC Grandstand Theme Tune
206 - Match Of The Day Theme
207 - Tony Hatch - Crossroads (Original Theme)
208 - Great Ecstasy Of The Sculptor Steiner: Opening Scene
209 - E'leesa - Where Did Your Love Go (Dance Mix) 1987
210 - Master C and J - In the city
211 - Fingers, Inc. - Shadows
212 - Mr Fingers - Slam Dance
213 - Bam Bam - Give It To Me Club Mix
214 - Armando - Land Of Confusion (Confusion Mix)
215 - ANDREW WEATHERALL SKANK. Tape given out before night in Venus club, Nottingham May 92
216 - Andrew Weatherall - Venus Nottingham pt2
217 - Larry Joseph - Move & Groove (Vocal)
218 - Master C & J feat. Liz Torres - In The City (Club Mix)
219 - BLAZE. "Can't win for losing" (Kevin Hedge Mix). 1988. 12" version
220 - Zoviet France - Shamany Enfluence
221 - Knight Action - D-Rail (Special Mix)
222 - Us - Born In The North
223 - LFO - LFO
224 - Ital Rockers - Ital's Anthem
225 - Armando - 100 Percent Of Disin You Remix (Armando's Dis Mix)
226 - ?
227 - Cultural Vibe. Feat. Glenn Sweety G Toby - Power (Power Dub 1 Mix)
228 - Satin, Silk & Lace - Your Love (12" Extended 1986)
229 - Pfantasy Club - Mystery Girl
230 - Cappella - Push The Beat
231 - Da Rebels - D.I.U. (Deep In Underground)
232 - Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
233 - Nitzer Ebb — Join In The Chant (Lies! - Instrumental)
234 - Coil - Love’s Secret Domain
235 - Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (The Friendship Mix)
236 - Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (Movin Mix)
237 - Todd Terry - Baby can you reach (Acetate version)
238 - Cabaret Voltaire – Groovy, Laidback And Nasty LP
239 - Cabaret Voltaire – Colours CD
240 - Cabaret Voltaire – "Easy Life"
241 - Cabaret Voltaire – "Rescue Me (City Lights)"
242 - Cabaret Voltaire - Colours (Original Style Mix)
243 - Cabaret Voltaire - Smooth
244 - Cabaret Voltaire - Wildlife
245 - Cabaret Voltaire – Colours (Club Mix)
246 - CABARET VOLTAIRE 'Colours' official music video Mute Records
247 - Cabaret Voltaire - Live At "La Edad De Oro" (1983)
248 - Cabaret Voltaire - Low Cool
249 - B2 - AOC - Slow Motion Riot (Gonna Live Forever Mix)
250 - The Messenger - Guide My Soul
251 - eddie s - youve got me down
252 - Bizarre Inc - Took My Love (Room 101 Mix)
253 - Lemon Jaxx - Ice Cube Crumbles
254 - edhughsamuel - DIY spotify list
 

luka

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the problem with changing your consciousness as anyone who has ever tried to go into a shit job the morning after tripping and gaining complete enlightenement will know is that the world around you doesnt change and you can't change it so most end up either self-destructing or becoming increasingly cynical/delusional, depending on taste
 

luka

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it leaves you in a very difficult, over-exposed, vulnerable position, out of sync with the world around you.
 

thirdform

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Bizarre Inc - You Took My Love, another heavy face melting dove record, apply sparingly. Images of buses parked up, bedlam, trying to get home alive. Not what you might expect from BI's quite commercial (and corny) repertoire


That Took My Love tune is great, proper 1993 spatious house with a heavy bassline, what guerilla wishes they could be.

I do like the corny and commercial stuff from BI, very surreal kitchen sink hooligan situationism. Impossible to get a chart listener of today to recognise it as legitimate music, but then again, that's what a lot of that stuff was about. Churn em out like a factory.

This one tucked away on the b-side of playing with knives is a proper 91 psychotic UK/Belgian brutalist mindfuck, and then when they've had enough with the head bashing they go into an almost Carl Craig-esque emotional bomb to finish the tune, incredible really.


Love that opening pad at the beginning as well, if only trance sounded this good.
 

thirdform

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the problem with changing your consciousness as anyone who has ever tried to go into a shit job the morning after tripping and gaining complete enlightenement will know is that the world around you doesnt change and you can't change it so most end up either self-destructing or becoming increasingly cynical/delusional, depending on taste

But this is exactly why I defend hard techno. anti-social surrealist tripping. More power rangers than Tim Leary, who in all honesty has probably fucked up a lot of peoples mental health, even if he had good ideas and did not intend to. In those sorts of positions one has to be pretty fastidious with what one puts out to the world. Not cos of elitism per se but because of the ready steady cook nature of popular culture.

But it's not about social realism at all, leave that to the goths.
 

catalog

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Transcendence is a Myth and drugs are definitely not the solution for everyone, but consciousness can be raised and lowered.
 

catalog

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Like when I was hanging out with these manny kids a while back, they were all coming out of mephedrine addictions and they are only 17. What a horrid drug.
 

suspended

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The change from acid and ecstasy to ketamine is a big move isn't it.
In theory but I think tranqs have always been in, yeah, (eg luuds) and psychedelics are more popular/mainstream than ever. The idea of an "acid generation" seems more to do with novelty, news cycles, and countercultural association than actual popularity of psychedelics in the 60s vs now
 
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