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MESSTHETICS GREATEST HISS: the DIY cassette-scene vol.1 (#110)

MESSTHETICS GREATEST HISS CD: (#110) An introduction to the D.I.Y. cassette scene 1979-84

This is D.I.Y. at its most liberated.
The U.K.'s initial outburst of "cassette culture" produced sounds of incredible freshness, directness, and even occasional sophistication, which poured out of hundreds of bedrooms filled with found- and improvised percussion, Woolworths guitars, home-made electronics (and soldering fumes!) came at least a thousand tapes, mostly circulated through the mail for free or at cost (and usually in editions of 100 or fewer. The 'Greatest Hiss' series samples the cassette-scene's more, er, melodic material (sorry, there's no 'ambient' or 'industrial' - and everything's under 4 minutes!).

25 tracks on the CD plus five bonus MP3s: 86 minutes of music.
24-page booklet, crammed with histories, photos, artifacts and an essay from Mick Sinclair, who wrote the original 'Cassette Pets' column for Sounds
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Messthetics Greatest HISS features the superstars of cassette culture...and plenty of others: The Jelly Babies, Danny and the Dressmakers, Storm Bugs, Colin Potter, Event Group, The Get, Instant Automatons, Missing Persons, Gravity Craze, Farming Jim & his Hepcat Groovstas, 391, The Chromosomes, Mike Jones, The Living Dead no. 5, Digital Dinosaurs, The Twizlers, Aconite, Casual Labourers [Bendle and other DIY heavies], Midnight Circus, Milkshake Melon, Funhouse, Cultural Amnesia, Stripey Zebras, Chimp Eats Bananas [pre-Chumbawamba!] and Dean Johnson...

Listen:
Jelly Babies-'Soylent Green'
Missing Persons-'Sign of the Times'
Chromosomes-'Hi Fi Know How'
Storm Bugs-'Car Situation (nasal passage)'
Digital Dinosaurs-'Baby Snakes'
Midnight Circus-'Suburbia Nervosa'

Reviews

1 x MESSTHETICS #102: London D.I.Y. (II)
1 x MESSTHETICS #108 CD: South Coast v.1
1 x BING SELFISH - Selfish Works 5-song EP (Messthetics #702) 1982 DIY/art
1 x MESSTHETICS #103: Midlands D.I.Y. (I)
1 x MESSTHETICS #105: Scottish D.I.Y. (I)
1 x MIDNIGHT CIRCUS -Richard, Roger, Rodney, Rastus, Raoul, Roderick
1 x PERFORMING FERRETS - no one told us CD (Messthetics #216)
1 x INSTANT AUTOMATONS -Another Wasted Sunday Afternoon CD (Mess210)
1 x 12 Minutes at the Hot Club Murphy -ltd 7" EP (Messthetics #701)
1 x STEVE TREATMENT - All Dressed For Tomorrow LP (Messthetics 1201/Munster) classic '78-79 DIY'n'roll
1 x HOMOSEXUALS -Astral Glamour 3CD (Messthetics #204)
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -Extinction: 79-82 CD (Messthetics 207)
1 x MESSTHETICS' Regional series complete (10 CDs)
1 x BING SELFISH -Selfish Works 12" EP (1983+ltd sleeve)
1 x MESSTHETICS #107 CD: London volume 3
1 x HE'S DEAD JIM -Colour Climax/Monochrome World CDR (Mess.#215)
1 x MESSTHETICS GREATEST HISS: the DIY cassette-scene vol.1 (#110)
1 x STEVE TREATMENT 2xCDR: 25 "A"-Sides / Your Friends (Mess. 202-3)
1 x CRAVATS-In Toytown 2CD Messthetics+Penny re-master (OVER129)
1 x GODS GIFT -Pathology CD (Messthetics #218)
1 x DRY RIB -Whose last trickle CD (Messthetics #213)
1 x PSYKIK VOLTS -Totally Useless 45 (Messthetics #703/Munster) 1979 DIY-punk repro
1 x DIGITAL DINOSAURS -"Huh?" CDR (Messthetics #209)
1 x MESSTHETICS #104: South Wales D.I.Y. (I)
1 x MESSTHETICS #101: London D.I.Y. (I)
1 x MESSTHETICS #106 CD: the Manchester Musicians Collective
2 x ANIMALS & MEN -Revel in the Static CD (Messthetics #201A)
1 x COWBOY MOUTH -Cowboys and Indians LP pre-Stiff original mix
1 x COWBOY MOUTH -Cowboys and Indians LP (Throbbing Lobster 13)
1 x CRYSTALIZED MOVEMENTS -Damaged Lights LP: numbered ed'n of 296
1 x BING SELFISH-Selfish Works 12": orig. 1983 disk, 125 numbered ed
1 x CRACKERS -Sir Crackers EP: Steve Almaas 1980, pre-Beat Rodeo
1 x BAGS (as SWAMP OAF) Boston '89 psych - numbered edition of 300
1 x COSTES -Secouez…Crevez! LP (Costes Cassette 001) 1986 first
1 x CHAIN LINK FENCE - Fireworks 6-song EP (Throbbing Lobster 4)
1 x BURNIN' RAIN -Iwaska LP: Dallas '90 Rockadelic garage-psych
1 x ANTiSEEN -Honour Among Thieves LP (Bona Fide) limited first LP
1 x CRAWLSPACE -In The Gospel Zone LP: '88 garagepunk 1st: blue wax
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