Thursday, March 22, 2007

Von Lmo-Future Language.LP,1981,USA


Much before DEVO, and while the first man was landing on the moon, this astonishing character who adreesed himself as VON LMO was already experimenting with drums and syntethizers, way ahead of his time! His pioneering work in the destruction of musical forms and instruments spans back to the late 60s, with his combo FUNERAL OF ART, with Sal Meida (Roxy / Milk'n'Cookies / Hilly Michaels Band...). His next major contribution to culture came in the form of a band named KONGRESS during the mid 70s. Originally a synth/drums duo with erstwhile Aleister Crowley buff Otto Von Ruggins 666, the combo grew into a larger conglomerate incorporating bizarre spear-chuckin' Australian cleric Geoffrey Crozier amongst others. By 77, decided to join forces with 'antisocial' guitar shredder Rudolph Gray, to form the legendary and fire-raiser combo RED TRANSISTOR (their first gig saw Von Lmo donned a straight jacket and proceeded to chop up a lot of stuff...! A year later went on to form THE VON LMO BAND, a later incarnation of this unit recorded this "Future Language", after which Von went into 'suspended' animation for a while... From his records, you could count on a muscular kind of insect music, like Devo, Chrome, Residents, Suicide or Silver Apples, but the truth is a little louder...! Von Lmo ripped up heavy punk loops with really abrasive feedback and high-end hurting; a formula borrowed from him by Sonic Youth. He looked like George C. Scott towards the end of "Hardcore", demented and shellshocked.Sci-Fi avantgarde by futuristic punk pioneer...
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15 comments:

musicgnome said...

Another Incredible Collection of Rarities, Oddities and All-Together Desired Items.

Now, someone has to say it. VON LMO are some snazzy dressed fellas!!!

Anonymous said...

No missing tracks ?
http://www.collectorscum.com/volume3/nyc/

mutantsounds said...

you are absolutely right...re-upoading it in about 1 hour

Anonymous said...

this is NOT pop rock, and i thank lmo for that and you for posting this.

r grey said...

thank goodness Frank Cavallo von lmo, is in prison for molesting children...he got away with it for years....,he was always a fake and fraud and a criminal,,,,he is a jerk off and has smells

Anonymous said...

It's all true Moe , Larry & Jesus what Rudolph wrote !

Anonymous said...

Rudolph (assuming the comment was actually posted by Mr. Grey) is mistaken.

VON is indeed a guest of the State of New York, but he's inside for armed robbery, not kiddie diddling.

Anonymous said...

Really? Then why do i see him on the Lower East Side every day?

Anonymous said...

btw, Rudolph Grey's real name is Larry Bianco for anyone who wants to know.

Anonymous said...

Love Von Lmo, LOVE! but you need to check some math, and the recording dates of the Devo demos on Hardcore Devo - early 70's ...

Anonymous said...

can you please post Cosmic Interception that is so ultra-rare

Anonymous said...

von is out of jail. he was in for robbery, period. check the new york state prison database if you don't believe it. there are some von haters out there who are obsessed with smearing him. pathetic. get lives.

kip said...

really good stuff!!..it was great!!!...and kongress too!!...good music!

Anonymous said...

heard it.... not good

Anonymous said...

Long live our leader