Friday, February 1, 2008

BILL BISSETT & TH MANDAN MASSACRE-AWAKE IN TH RED DESERT, LP, 1968, CANADA




Originally released circa 1968 in an edition of 500 copies, the lunacy contained within the grooves of this Canadian mindfuck is perched somewhere midway between the outwardly bound trajectories of their contemporaries in both The Nihilist Spasm Band and Intersystems, with intuitive and screw-loose outsider psych improv moves crashing headlong into lividly blurted sound poetry in a way that also calls to mind the touched-in-the-head maneuvers of Fire & Ice, Ltd (not to mention a raft of contempo freak folk practitioners...). Bissett is far better known as a poet (phonetische and otherwise) than musician and his spew here is what really tugs this in the direction of the aforementioned head cases in Intersystems. This is taken from the out of print CD reissue of several years back and features three 90's era bonus cuts by Bissett and some other character that are both gruesomely awful and woefully out of place in this context, though that said, this CD sounds a good bit better than my rather battered original vinyl...

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5 comments:

ishiro said...

this is one of so many reasons why i love this place.
thank you

j.henry said...

this is truly incredible -- ok if i cross host this on my site? -- what's yr opinion of cross-hosting / partnered archiving? nary a day i don't find something absolutely essential on this site -- some places with bandwidth eager to help make available the gem-load. back channel?

always many jangled thanks in prodigious profusion!

xoxo
j.h c
(j.h.chunko at gmail dot com)

Anonymous said...

Too frikkin' cool for words.

MOST appreciated,
Musicgnome

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Lemon H said...

Thanks for more this gem!!!