Thursday, February 26, 2009

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Thee Early Worm - Early Worm ,LP,1968/2008,UK

Here is something i always wondered if i woud ever have the chance to hear it. The most desired item possibly for every Psychick TV/Throbbing Gristle/Genesis P. Orridge fan!This is the legendary one copy acetate, Gen has released in 1968 and since then ,he was the only one to have a copy.Early Worm was a project he formatted with some igh school friends , who were rehearsing at Gen's house attic. Improvised music based mostly on Gens inspiration after reading some essays of John Cage.It was pressed on Deroy sound label, known for pressing records with speeches of Adolf Hitler and Ian Brady(one of the Moors Murderers).
"“EARLY WORM” was pressed at Deroy Sound Services in November 1968 even though the actual single acetate copy has “copyright 1969” written by hand on the centre label. I was away at Hull University when it arrived at my home at 6 Links Drive, Solihull, Warks. So I took it back to Hull in the new year. I hand wrote the cover quotes from “SILENCE” by John Cage. It was recorded in the roofspace attic of the house during 1968 Summer and on a weekend trip home with Jesus Joheero (Joheero pronounced - Yo’ hero, i.e. Your Hero). The sleeve notes were hand written on typing paper. Xerox enclosed.Gnaire Gill was Pinglewad’s girlfriend.Joheero & Dr. Moses Tea are nicknames I gave John Shapeero.Spiderman is Ian Evetts.Jangel is my nickname for Jane Ray, my girlfriend at the time.RFM is my father, Ronald Frederick Megson.Pinglewad is my nickname for Peter Winstanley. Pinglewad is also the name of a homemade, banjo-like instrument I built that sounded uncannily like a sitar, using a shallow biscuit tin and banjo strings, with drilled nails for machine heads and a plastic shopping bag as the “skin”.The original tape still exists, as does a tape of the follow-up album that was called “CATCHING THE BIRD” and was the same people, but including the addition of Dr. Timothy Poston. However, it being old, cheap, analogue tape the oxide is probably very fragile as on other tapes from this and earlier periods. Transfer to a new master for preservation would have to be very carefully supervised as it would probably only go through the tape heads once before disintegrating. "
From http://www.genesisp-orridge.com/index.php?section=article&album_id=34&id=30&print=1
A second LP ,named "Catching the bird" is rumoured to have been recorded in reel to reel only.Hope Dais label,that in collaboration with Gen released this gem in limited 500 copies edition (already sold out), will release this too. Unfortuately i didn't realise this reissue when it came out,but thanks to a friend of mine, i own a copy now,as he knew how much i wanted it and send me a copy as a present a few days ago. I know it as been posted recently elsewhere in the blogosphere but i could not resist posting it here.

get this mega masterpiece here
Since Dais contacted me and informed me that this is still available through FUSETRON ,srry guys i had to remove the link.

38 comments:

Titus Bresthell said...

thanks
thanks
thanks
...

jessi said...

whoa, thanks !!

Loki said...

amazing.... truly didn't think i'd ever hear this... just one of those mythical albums that i'd imagined hearing in my head since i was a teenager... almost don't want to hear it...

almost.

Loki said...

amazing.... truly didn't think i'd ever hear this... just one of those mythical albums that i'd imagined hearing in my head since i was a teenager... almost don't want to hear it...

almost.

Jason Weaver said...

This album is a running gag with one of my friends. We never thought we'd hear it either. Really excited about this! Bring on the copyright breeches! Thanks so much!

armeur H said...

mmh... originally posted here : http://alicerabbit.blogspot.com/2009/01/genesis-porridge-early-worm-1968.html
but your blog is so great, I forgive you ! ; )

mutantsounds said...

armeur H: i already said it was posted somewhere but wasn't quite sure where.Since i know you are a fan of my blog, if there's a problem,i can put my post down.....but....you know i'm so obsessed with Genesis P. Orridge and PTV/TG that ,as i already sai, i really wanted this to appear here...sorry if i caused you anykind of problem,didn't mean to.
Jim Mutantsounds

armeur H said...

No problem Jim ! more traffic on your web = more people can hear this gem ! It's the aim for bpth, isn't it ?
Perhaps could you put a link to my blog on your blog list ?

mondotrasho said...

big influence to must of the guys on our roster

sack lunch said...

worst...album...ever

Adam said...

Anybody have a copy of the Ian Brady stuff on Deroy? Sounds interesting...

SenzuriChampion said...

oh cool, someone made rips so I don't have to

I've been putting it off since I got the damn thing :(

It's an interesting listen for fans and the curious. Thanks.

adriana said...

hi friends, for reasons beyond .El Camaleon change the url.

note the new url please.

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

a hug to all

hola amigos, por razones ajenas .El Camaleon cambia la url.

anotar la nueva url por favor .

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

un abrazo a todos

frostymug said...

You need to correct the end of your post. You wrote, get this mega masterpiece here when it should read, get this mega rarity here. Rare it is, good it ain't.

icastico said...

New noise at http://penmallet.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I'll never get that time back >:(

Grk! said...

Nobody *ever* gets any time back.

Thanks for the upload!

bodo said...

sounds kind of ghey

Electric Voodoo said...

Get time back...
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

Louis said...

Bro, I got a request. Bo Anders Persson's 1967 composition 'Proteinimperialism'. I'll marry you, I swear.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mutant SoundS!
Your blog is fantastik!
You need some stuff, like
FAUST'O "LOVE STORY" (1986) and "CAMBIANO LE COSE" (1992), CLAUDIO ROCCHI & PAOLO TOFANI "RAS MANDAL REGGAE"(1980?
Let me know,
A.

Anonymous said...

Could you remove this please? This record is not completely out of print and is still available through our distributors (FUSETRON SOUND).

Thank you. www.daisrecords.com

Francisco said...

What a great blog you have, congrats.

I've added you to my links. ;)

Greets.

Electric Voodoo said...

Whoops, sorry. I just thought I would be the one to leave the 24th post. ;-0

Anonymous said...

fusetron is not doing business on a regular basis and may in fact be down for a while. I've had dealings with these people and they're a pretty demanding lot. on the one hand they don't want you to post and on the other...

fortunately i was able to get hooked up. it's great

Anonymous said...

fuck labels

Anonymous said...

that's bullshit. they're not selling it right now. and then they want $22.00. if they can figure their shit out. fuck them. besides that... great blog.

The Monocle said...

anyone have a link for this?
thanks

The Monocle said...

would it be possible to get this link by someone? i'd really like to hear this album. thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey, uh, The, uh, Monacle - Somebody mentioned Alicerabbit. Amazingly I had the same resources as you, and yet you asked for a link. ;)

I just want to hear it. I doubt I'll like it. Some of Gen's early shite, well, he wasn't established in anything in particular, like music.

Anonymous said...

fusetron lists a ton of stuff for sale and when you write to ask it it's available they tell you no. happens all the time. so I vote to leave the link up!

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

I just wanted to thank you for the great stuff I have found here and invite you to visit my blog. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I just placed an order two weeks ago with fusetron and was sent copy 39/500. You griping bastards should be happy you still have a chance to get a copy thanks to distros like fusetron.

V ! said...

Genesis P-Orridge interviewed on Soft Focus at
the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9D21xdwJc0

& 2,3,4

Anonymous said...

ДА! однозначно! я очень рад был услышать эту вещь! да кстате в россии не все дураки!

Anonymous said...

Может быть, но вы - пример обратному.

Anonymous said...

This is rubbish that should never have seen the light of day.

Roddus said...

Yes, just because it is extremly rare doesn't mean it will be any good, especially recorded by a bunch of school pupils in the loft or whatever, I am not too interested in listning to it.

Now for those who havent already found it, 24 hours of Throbbing Gristle is available here: http://www.raremp3.co.uk/2009/04/throbbing-gristle-24-hours-of-throbbing.html

Also TG+ Here: http://www.raremp3.co.uk/2009/06/throbbing-gristle-tg-2004.html