Alterations were part of a whole raft of interrelated and little known improv-into-skeletal-song-form-by-way-of-weird-post-punk bands associated with various groupings of Steve Beresford, David Toop, Peter Cusack and Terry Day which I'll be posting in the coming days. By far the most well known intervention into weird new wave made by improvisers Beresford and Toop was their participation in The Flying Lizards (in collaboration with David Cunningham, another principal mover in this orbit), but together with these select cohorts in various assemblages, exceedingly odd and wonderful records emerged during the early to mid 80's from General Strike, 49 Americans, The Promenaders, The Avocados and varyingly assemblages of these personnel on numerous Nato Records releases, most notably together as part of Alterations. Herein, please find: disassembled funk, wheezy melancholia, hairshirt squeek-bonk improv praxis, beatnik hepcat spieling, duets for cocktail lounge jazz and balloon squeak and doo-wop piss-takes among other seemingly chalk and cheese combos, all whipped into a feather light frappe by these droll iconoclasts.
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