Electronic Body Music

IdleRich

IdleRich
I've got this UK psych seven from 74 which is sort of like Suicide to my ears. Sort of. Not that I'm suggesting any link or anything.

 

IdleRich

IdleRich
if you do check out Demolition Group, make sure it's those 1986 cassette versions (which I posted)

the rerecorded a very inferior LP version of the same album two years later

apparently after that they jumped on the grunge bandwagon and became a Slovenian Nirvana, very strange career arc

I guess you could kind of compare them to a more electronic late 80s Faith No More too

like if ca. The Real Thing FNM was on Wax Trax but still had Jim Martin shredding maniacally over everything

anyway I love em
Hmmm I know this band but I dunno why - have you posted 'em before?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
they are
the scene they belong to is the arty NY proto-punk - Television, Blondie, The Ramones, etc
but no one else in that scene was doing anything remotely similar to them at the time
Presumably Craig Leon (as mentioned above) was part of that scene right? I mean I dunno much about him as a person - if he was a shooting smack on the bowery or home by ten with a cup of tea guy - but he ought to have been aware of what was going on right?
Although I never knew his stuff until much later, I don't know how many people would have heard it when he made it.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
This is a new beat banger that I really like but the words are so horrible (not to say childish) that I never play the a-side... and what's left is pretty much based on some Detroit record isn't it?

 

IdleRich

IdleRich
After that one the next thing that came up on youtube was Erotic Dissidents


I thought of you @john eden cos it was sampled from Lords of Acid below; a song which, even by their standards, strikes me as just so... so infantile. Maybe I'm projecting but every time I hear it I feel that she fires back the cutting riposte "Well let me suck your dick" with a sort of amazed pride, as though even she is stunned by how brilliant that line is, as if she has spontaneously produced an incredibly cutting and witty bon mot that will put him in his place and have the brightest young things of the most rarefied literary circles and salons shaking their heads in jealous admiration.
Or kinda like a kid holding up the contents of her potty to show everyone that she made poo-poo.

 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
every time I hear it I feel that she fires back the cutting riposte "Well let me suck your dick" with a sort of amazed pride, as though even she is stunned by how brilliant that line is
it's not a riposte, the whole sequence is a sample from Karen Finley - Tales of Taboo
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
a truly unique record, really just one of Finley's performance art monologues i.e. this

set over a beat halfway in-between early NY house and EBM/proto-New Beat

because it was produced by two big post-disco NY guys - Mark Kamins (of Madonna fame) and Alberto Cabrera of the Latin Rascals

and...Robert Görl of DAF

anyway the acapella has been sampled by a million people

while the instrumental was another of those tracks that influenced New Beat, like A Split Second - Flesh
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
while I'm thinking about Robert Görl, he also did this awesome duet with Annie Lennox off his post-DAF solo record

which 100% sounds like a slightly sped-up Mr. Fingers track Larry Heard would've made a year or two later
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
no I mean Maurice Engelen + co's deployment of the sample is incredibly juvenile in a very dumb Lords of Acid way

that Karen Finley record - and her art in general - is pretty easy to miss the point and just go "tits" or "omg lol" or whatever
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
while I'm thinking about Robert Görl, he also did this awesome duet with Annie Lennox off his post-DAF solo record

which 100% sounds like a slightly sped-up Mr. Fingers track Larry Heard would've made a year or two later
I can't see this link (and some of your others for that matter)*.
Eurythmics did do some stuff that was interesting in those days I guess....


*EDIT: to be clear I'm not disputing a chain of reason or connection or etc I just mean that in Portugal apparently one is not allowed to watch whatever is in that video you posted.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
no I mean Maurice Engelen + co's deployment of the sample is incredibly juvenile in a very dumb Lords of Acid way
that Karen Finley record - and her art in general - is pretty easy to miss the point and just go "tits" or "omg lol" or whatever
Oh I don't disagree with that, that's pretty much they are doing of course. I just thought they'd giggled at their own rude word is all.
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
Karen Finley's other jam is "Lick It", which is probably better than "Tales of Taboo" as an actual tune rather than just a novelty

it's a plot point in the early 90s indie flick Party Girl which is actually a pretty cool take on that era of house music, Club Kids, etc

(much better than the actual Club Kids biopic, Party Monster, which is terrible)

in the movie it's by a fictional producer named Teddy Rogers and the club owner forbids it to ever be played on pain of death
 

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
I'm not really into the Eurythmics at all even in terms of high-budget 80s synthpop

but their first record was produced by Conny Plank at the same time he was producing DAF

Robert Gorl plays on it, as do none other than Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay, and Stockhausen's son Markus

it's kind of post-krautrock meets new wave, definitely a bit off Sweet Dreams etc

on the Old Gray Whistle Test with the man like Czukay on French horn (and a surprisingly ripping flute solo from Annie herself)

anyway, that's the DAF-Eurythmics connection
 
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