Tuesday, June 9, 2009

V/A-WHAT IS TRUTH?, LP, 1986, USA








Here's the first salvo of the What Is Truth? compilation series, which served to document a raft of primarily American 80's sub-underground experimental electronic, post-industrial and free improv oddniks and did so with some real panache across the course of three compendiums, the rest soon to be forthcoming. This first lovingly hand painted missive comes equipped with a handful of real gems, including smeared sonics and dyspeptic vibes from The German Shepherds, an exquisite bit of Chrystall Belle Scrodd-like surrealism from Randy Greif and a wonderfully nerve wracking gibberish-meets-pots-'n'-pans improv from the Phil Minton/Roger Turner duo; the overall mood evoked here strongly reminiscent of the Flies Like Holidays comp on Smegma's Pigface label.

TRACK LISTING:

1. Eugene Chadbourne-What Is Truth
2. Devil Bell Hippies-Teenage Urban Barbarians
3. German Shepards-Why Did You Give Yourself Cancer
4. Furry Couch-Spudmatron
5. Research Defense Squad-Then Some Bad Boys Beat Me With Sticks (excerpt)
6. German Sheperds-Orgy Porgy
7. Burden Of Friendship-Burden Of Every Belief
8. Hunting Lodge-May This Meat Kill Me
9. Randy Greif-Woman In The Mirror
10. Furry Couch-Sea Hunt_Phone Fun
11. Eugene Chadbourne and The Hank Gonzalez Orchestra-Invitation To A Jam Session
12. Phil Minton_Roger Turner-Known A Knowm
13. Gary Marks-Untitled

Get it via Megaupload Here

(RAPIDSHARE LINK FOR THIS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY, AS THEIR UPLOAD FUCNTION WAS CRAPPING OUT TONIGHT)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Use 7-zip to extract the files. I have a feeling otherwise a lot of folks will have trouble getting the music from this.

a-g said...

Nice share. Should just have the .rar file extension. Or use 7-zip, as above poster said.

http://dreams-dxt.blogspot.com/ said...

hi! thnx! you mean you have more comps... waiting... bravo re!

dat cute 'lil Bosko said...

Thank you for posting this. I was involved in three of the bands on this album (Devil Belle Hippies, Research Defense Squad and Burden of Friendship) and it very nice to hear this again as my copy, alas, is long lost. I'm looking forward to hearing Vols. 2 and 3.
By the way, more information on and music by Research Defense Squad and Burden of Friendship (amongst other things) may be found at-
http://www.staklofoundation.com/

Thanks again,

Bill Meehan
Chicago