Some Industrial

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Just a couple things on the Experimental/Industrial music front that I just came across. A brilliant and lengthy, first hand, in depth history of the creation and roots of Industrial music and media experimentation by Genesis P-Orridge of Coum Transmissions/Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV. This is an over two hour lecture given recently at Timken Lecture Hall San Francisco Campus for CCA (Ca. College for the Arts). Genesis punctuates certain points in the evolution of the sound with recordings on vinyl, disc and digital.

Following that is a rare Cabaret Voltaire recording from 1976


Sounds of Nepal (Benefit release for The American Nepal Medical Foundation)

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THE AMERICA NEPAL MEDICAL FOUNDATION americanepalmedicalfoundation.com

Via Bandcamp: ‘Sounds Of Nepal is a sound documentation of Aaron Dilloway’s 2005 stay in Nepal. Three cassettes/discs of field recordings made by Dilloway in January through May 2005. The fourth cassette/disc is a collection of 1960’s through 1980’s folk and pop songs compiled by Aaron from Nepali cassette tapes.

This set was originally released in 2005 as a Four Cassette box set limited to 30 copies including a ‘Gurka Knife’ pin and Newari Cloth, which was given to family and friends. A 2007 CD-R edition was limited to 100 copies and housed in a 5 inch ‘reel to reel’ box.’


LA Weekly: ‘The Gears Are The Best 70’s LA Punk Band You Never Heard Of’ by Johnny Whiteside

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Don’t Be Afraid To Pogo Film poster courtesy of Chris Ashford

This is another one I’m loosely connected to as I played in a band with LA Deathrock/Doom-n-Gloom originator artist Pat Mata in a trash rock band called The Legendary Wrong People and we utilised the skills of Sean ‘Shift’ Antillon for awhile, I think we did a gig or 2.

Excerpt: “Los Angeles punk veterans The Gears may not enjoy the worldwide infamy accorded X or the Germs, but the band is nonetheless a critically important strain of this city’s raging, late ’70s punk-rock virus. Although they came to life at the tail end of the infection, The Gears distinguished themselves with a potent sound that combined the class of ’77’s buzzsaw bounce with some classic, elemental components — the clattering impact of Dick Dale, a pungent, blues-informed throb, Charlie Feathers’ war cry — to make them one of most popular bands in Southern California.

Now, at long last, they are the subject of Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo, a new feature-length documentary, which premieres Thursday at Los Feliz’s Vista Theatre.”

Read the Original LA Weekly Article in it’s entirety:

The Gears Are The Best 70’s LA Punk Band You Never Heard Of’ by Johnny Whiteside