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Steve Treatment and Nikki Sudden met in 1976 and spent the greater part of 1977-78 hanging around together at Marc Bolan's headquarters in New Bond Street, seeing bands, and dressing up and busking with 'Christeen' Isherwood at the Gloucester Road tube station, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and the Park Lane Hilton, before Steve recorded his first EP, backed by the Swell Maps - on their Rather label. ST insertThe LP insert comes with liner notes (9000+ words) drawn from Steve's diaries, fresh recollections from Christine Isherwood and Nick Welsh [later Selecter, Bad Manners], gleanings from Nikki's memoirs, plus dozens of never-before-seen color photos, photo-booth strips, and other artifacts to accompany Steve's colorful interactions with Marc Bolan, the 'Maps, the Moors Murderers, Derek Jarman, Captain Sensible, assorted Blitz Kids, and many others. Essential DIY. "All my songs are 'A' sides." -S.T. Steve's LP (and the Psykik Volts 45) kick off Messthetics' long-planned partnership with Munster Records, with muchmuch more vinyl to come! ST-LP+insertPsykik Volts - Totally Useless / Horror Stories #5 single: (Messthetics #703/Munster 7263): beautiful 7" reproduction of the Psykik Volts' 1979 D.I.Y./horrorglam classic apostas desportivas - their only release, originally pressed on the Ellie Jay label-of-convenience. Comes with the original sleeve-art and cleaner (though still original) sound. (Damaged Goods reissued the 'Volts on picture disk and CD a few years back, but remixed it from the original Psykik Volts tapes: boosting the drums, adding some guitar, compressing the sound for CD audio, etc., etc. Only Munster+Messthetics gives you the full original scuzz - minus a little pressing-noise and tape-hiss.) Selfish Works 7inBing Selfish - Selfish Works 5-song 7" EP: (Messthetics #702): Limited edition of 465 reissue of the original 12" from 1983: 11+ minutes of further DIY/artpop adventures from the post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squats (on holiday in Spain). Sometime in 1982 Bing Selfish, Amos a/k/a Jim Whelton, Chris Gray, Rob 'Murphy' Storey, Joe Torres (a/k/a Victor Lounge of Milk From Cheltenham), Rodrigo Lodwick (who'd played in Rob and Bing's original 1977/78 "punk" group, The Good For Nothings), Rita Chuli (who married Lepke Buchwalter and had a cassette on her own), Gabriel (MfC sax), and Enric Villalba (better known as Victor Nubla of Micromassa) gathered in Barcelona to record an Amos LP for Jim's It's War Boys label, but the only release to emerge from those sessions turned out to be "Selfish Works" - five Bing Selfish-led tracks. The original 12" came out in 1983 but was barely distributed, and - even worse - made no mention at all of the all-star cast. Nobody knew. So here it is again, on Messthetics 7", with lovingly-restored audio, sites de apostas , sleeves featuring five of Bing's drawings (in a dozen or more colors), all in a numbered edition of 465. YouTube videos for 'The Crush' and 'Rekjavic' show original 12 artwork and representative samples of the many 7" variations. *125 disks from the original 1982 pressing remained (ludicrously!!) unsold until 2011, when Messthetics silk-screened jackets from the original design[s] and added proper personnel listings: (on sale here). Hot Club 7in12 Minutes At The Hot Club Murphy 6-song 7" EP: (Messthetics #701) Limited reissue of a Rosetta Stone rarity from 1982: adventurous, subtly-hued pop art from an all-star line-up of post-Homosexuals / This Heat / Rock in Opposition squat savants, but the full story is far richer - and more complicated - than even that might suggest! Rob Storey is the one constant in 30-plus years of Murphy variations: Federation Murphy, Orchestre Murphy, The Murphy Love Experience, Murphy Patrol, Murphy Working Stiffs, Laboratoires Murphy, etc. Here is his (brief) account [the musicians performing on this EP appear in boldface] "We had made a start as the Good For Nothings in about '77/78 and played sort of punk rock music with a line-up of Catherine O'Sullivan, Bing Selfish, Rodrigo Lodwick, Seamus Luttman-Johnson, and Robert Storey. We soon got tired of the straitjacket of the sports betting canada and started trying other things, 'fake jazz', more theatrical elements, improvisation and performance deconstruction - which resulted in some extremely antagonistic audience reactions... "Bing was a semi-detached member of the Murphies anyway; there was Chris Gray, Jim Whelton, and Ted Barrow, who had all been associated with the Homosexuals; Lepke Buchwalter, David Doyle and Joe Torres (who were Milk from Cheltenham); Janey Haggar (a/k/a Nancy Sesay), and Mick Hobbs (The Work)... It was a loose arrangement of players by the time we made 12 minutes at the Hot Club Murphy." 2012: Messthetics and Stewart Anderson's [Boyracer+++] Milk and Alcohol label reissued 12 Minutes at the Hot Club Murphy in its entirety as a 7" EP, fully re-mastered. The silkscreened sleeve uses the original front artwork, although the originals themselves had many variations with different inks, cover stocks, and design-variations, as the original screens and LetraSetting for the 12" wore out and were patched or replaced "on the fly". YouTube videos are online for 'Hiding in the Forest' and 'The Encampment show various original 12"s and representative Messthetics artwork in assorted colors of ink/paint and paper. Now in a numbered second edition of 300. Messthetics CDs - (some now available as 320KBps downloads): Messthetics #108 (South Coast vol.1) Bournemouth-to-Brighton, 1978-1981 Throughout the age of Punk and postpunk the English music press, the major labels, and the established indies ignored the South Coast with surpassing thoroughness. Their neglect blurred lines between casinos portugal , Rough Trade prospects, and deliberate D.I.Y., so that the South Coast scenes (though still insular) remained highly varied, while "D.I.Y." became less a choice than a necessity. Except for a handful of Mods, hardly anyone put out records on their own, so the best documents of South Coast postpunk were a handful of excellent local compilations - and a raft of barely-circulated tapes - that account for a majority of the tracks here. Messthetics purists may note with alarm that almost every band on #108 had a proper drum-kit (sacrilege!) and also performed regularly in public. Still, there are Messthetics sounds of all species on #108 - our most generous selection yet: 24 songs on the CD plus 10 bonus MP3s and a video: 110 minutes of music; 28-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts. Tracks from vinyl by The Chimes, Bloated Toads, Objeks, Greeting no. 4, Renaldo and The Loaf, Vitamins, Thought Police, Indifferent Dance Centre, Attic, Almost Cruelty, The Legendary Tenfoots, Pink Flamingos, and Mike Malignant and the Parasites. Unreleased and demo material from The Chefs, Poison Girls, Again Again, Lillettes, April & the Fools, Joe Dash, Relatives, Right Profile, 3D, Forward Edge, Intestines, Catholic Girls, The Passengers, Chimes, Butcher, and Venus in Furs - and an inspired D.I.Y. video from Attic. Listen now! 22bet The Chimes - 'Through To You' Again Again - 'Wrong Again' [unreleased] Lillettes - 'Air Conditioning' Indifferent Dance Centre - 'Flight + Pursuit' Objeks - 'Negative Conversation' Poison Girls - 'Cat's Eye'' 3D - 'Emotion' Messthetics #107 (London volume 3)1978-1981 Messthetics returns to London - mostly to a handful of Tube-stops along the Central and Northern Lines, including a special 7-band, 6-page feature on the legendary Dining Out label [Kentish Town stop on the Northern Line]. The usual quota of rough-edged new wave wonders, scrappy D.I.Y.-punk, ear-boggling home experiments, and accidental pop from fifth-form teens, art-school grads and committed hippies. Some things got recorded in actual studios, others on stand-alone cassette-decks placed just so on the squat- or church-hall floor. Bands feature ex-members of the Spitfire Boys, Tax Exiles and Flying Lizards; others went on to Weekend, Alien Sex Fiend, A Certain Ratio, 400 Blows, Alabama 3, Celestial, Afro Celt Sound System, Fraff, Late Night Poker, and ...and the Native Hipsters. Plus apuestas en linea that got their start at Raynes Park High School for Boys, Morden. Messthetics #107 features obscure vinyl sides from Disco Zombies, Demon Preacher, Jelly Babies, Six Minute War, Stepping Talk, Occult Chemistry, The Patterns, 49 Americans, Avocados, Methodishca Tune, Jangletties, Stolen Power, Flags, The Steppes, The Insex, The Milkmen, Design for Living, Twilight Zoners, and Club Tango. Unreleased material from Disco Zombies, Buddy Hernia & the Rickets, Twilight Zoners, Milkmen, and the White Brothers. 23 songs on the CD plus 7 bonus MP3 tracks: 90+ minutes of music. 24-page booklet, extensively documented with histories, photos and artifacts...buy it at the store or download 320K .mp3 or iTunes .m4a Listen now: melhor casino online Stepping Talk-'Common Problems' Avocados-'I Never Knew' Disco Zombies-'Greenland' [unreleased] Occult Chemistry-'Water' Jangletties-'Happy All the TIme' Jelly Babies-'Roller Skate' The Insex-'Inner Sanction' Gods Gift- Pathology CD (Messthetics #218) Manchester/Salford studio sessions 1979-84 Between 1979 and 1984 other bands on the Manchester scene played larger roles, but sooner or later almost everyone who was there mentions Gods Gift - in tones of awe, horror, or amazement. "Pathology" is where the rest of the world finally finds out what all the racket was about. The Manchester scene was anchored by The Fall, Joy Division, a few straight-ahead punks, and the more idiosyncratic denizens of the Manchester Musicians Collective. And Gods Gift out-did them all - in diffidence, darkness, pure feral energy and gleeful musical anarchy. Their successes were epic, but their failures, too, left indelible impressions. Guitarist Steve Murphy put it simply: "If things were going wrong, we'd make them go more wrong." Singer Steven Edwards once shouted out to a baffled London crowd, "Wotcha dancing for? - it's tuneless, you pillock!" Gods Gift found a champion in New Hormones' owner, Richard Boon, who booked the band and put out the 12" Gods Gift EP and their landmark "Discipline" single, but unfortunately, as New Hormones' finances crumbled, Boon's favorite track, "Clamour Club", remained unreleased. Messthetics' 17-song CD, "Pathology", spans GG's career from 1979 to 1984, drawing material from their records, a Manchester Musicians Collective compilation, several demos and two full-length cassette albums. Dusted calls it "harsh, droning, feedback-drenched, prone to chaos and, at least some of the time, claustrophobically brilliant...Fantastically intense, idiosyncratic stuff..." 12-page booklet with photos and extensive bio; 75 minutes of pounding, insistent, magnificent noise... buy it at the store or download 320K .mp3 or iTunes .m4a Listen now: 365 bet 'Anaesthetic' 'Clamour Club' 'Then Calm Again' 'Jacqueline's Admission' 'Nico' (live: this is utterly wicked...) 'Deicide' Listen first! more ... 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