07 09 2003
#147

SUNN O))) BURNING ROME!!


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JULIAN COPE PRESENTS HEAD HERITAGE:

JULIAN COPE'S: ROME WASN'T BURNED IN A DAY

October 30th, October 31st, November 1st 2003CE
@ Lyric Hammersmith, London

This Lyric Night Special sees Julian Cope bring together an array of special guests to create three different evenings of music and associated events. Featuring Cope and his band performing their first electric shows since 1996CE, this will be a 3-day series of proto-metal, underground grooves, and rare rock'n'roll footage. Enjoy music of shamanistic powers in the comfort of the Lyric's intimate beauty and lush acoustics.

All tickets £20 (£9 limited availability)

Is it really 25 years to the month since Cope's debut 45 ("Sleeping Gas") was recorded? Yup, November 1978! From the mind-death proto-metal of "Reynard the Fox" to the Louie Louie of "World Shut Your Mouth", via such refusenik works as Autogeddon ,The Modern Antiquarian ,Fried ,Krautrocksampler and countless more, Droolian Cope has always been the voice of the post-ironic generation. And with such gems as Let Me Speak to the Driver ,The Megalithic European and Citizen Cain'd still to come, we gots to ask ourselves whether there's any stopping his sustaining mantra: "Education! Education! Education!"

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DAY 1: OCTOBER 30TH
JULIAN COPE BAND
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN

Films to include:
TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS (1971)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR (1971)

As the swamps of Massachusetts were always an in-breeding ground for dyslexic post-Shaggsian crab-skank, perhaps it's only to be expected that this 16-wheeler should have hauled ass from said location. Messrs. Moloney, Bohill, Cooper, Franklin, Orleans, Pontius, Thomas, Critter and Cousin Rich have led us to expect the world. However, only the truly deluded could have anticipated SUNBURNED's exceptional hybrid of Miles Davis' Dark Magus and Captain Beefheart's Mirror Man .

TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
A 1971 ambient documentary of these Japanese Underground stars led by Takehisa Kosugi.

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Introduced by the Seth Man, this is a live performance from French TV of their amazing 22 minute "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers".

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DAY 2: OCTOBER 31ST
JULIAN COPE BAND
VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA
HOLY McGRAIL

Films to include:
LES RALLIZES DENUDES (1970-76)
AMON DÜÜL 2 (1971)

Sampling a whole Stooges LP may have seemed like a bad career move back in the Winter of '02, especially as the powers-that-be insisted upon its immediate deletion. However, McGrail's Raw Power Suite is destined to become a 21st century download classic. Now a member of Julian Cope's L.A.M.F., McGrail finally unleashes tracks from his new album Collecting Earthquakes (Yerkrasharzhakagh) and makes Boris, Leviathan, Earth and Slomo seem like yesterday's news.

Several all-nighters at the Leeds Dronadrome have featured this magnificent gloop troupe exclusively. Adam Davenport, Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell, Michael Flower and Bridget Hayden create a surging and propellent drone of ass-fixiating toxication. By now, you'll all know their albums ( Dabbling with Gravity & Who You Are ,Lino Hi ,Versatile Arab Chord Chart , etc) and agree when I say I'd rather have a full-frontal lobotomy than a full bottle in front of me.

LES RALLIZES DENUDES
30 years on the same riff and Ethan Mousike (the guy who made this movie) couldn't even get Mizutani in focus until halfway through!

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DAY 3: NOVEMBER 1ST
JULIAN COPE BAND
SUNN 0)))

Performance & Lecture from:
THE SONS OF TC-LETHBRIDGE

Film:
KISS performing in 1975
Includes "Deuce", "Parasite" & "Strutter"!!!

Doom and Gloom from Seattle's grey lords Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley. These sacred twins of ambulent grudge-grunge death-trudge sludgecore will fuse your inner butt walls together and break on through to the other side, so bring your portable commode. Their albums ( OO Void ,White 1 ,Flight of the Behemoth ,Grimmrobe ) are Al-Things of underground legend. 'Scuse me while I kiss these guys!

At 72, Colin Wilson ( The Outsider ,The Occult ,Mysteries , etc.) has still found the time to add spoken word to this project run by writer Welbourn Tekh and Brain Donor's legendary guitarist Doggen. This epic eulogy to the psychic researcher TC-Lethbridge is a bizarre stew of lecture, guitar pyrotechnics, rant and troublefunk. More Dr. John than Dr. Johnson.

KISS
All the good stuff, plus rare black and white performances of "Deuce", "Parasite" and "Strutter". You wanted the best but you got Kiss!

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PLUS! Every night:
SETH MAN'S QUAD ROOM
with Black Sabbath's Paranoid album on heavy rotation


October 30th - 7.45 pm
October 31st - 7.45 pm
November 1st - 5.00 pm

Tickets
£20/£9 (limited availability)

Ticket Office
08700 500 511 (no booking fees)

Book Online
Lyric (no booking fees)

24 Hour Booking
Ticketweb: 08700 600 100 (fees apply: up to £1.50 per ticket, plus £1.25 postage fee)

Lyric Theatre Hammersmith,
King Street, London, W6 0QL

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Culled from HEAD HERITAGE WEBSITE. See the original page here.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR DROOLIAN!!!!!!!!!

07 09 2003
#146

UPDATE ON SUNN O))) 00VOID WAX


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DOOM, GLOOM, MISERY AND FALLING OFF A MOUNTAIN....

31 AUGUST 2003

Dear All,

Due to hospitalisation, and continuing personal incapacity, there will be a delay in the release of all Dirter label products, and all label activities are on hold for the next few weeks. This obviously means that the 00VOID vinyl will not be released when I had hoped. Unavoidable, I'm afraid, as I suffered a dislocated shoulder and broke my arm (lengthways) in two places while I was away. As soon as I am able to be in a position to receive delivery and process a few hundred heavy weight double LPs, I will do so.

Anyhow, friends, keep the faith and as soon as I am able to deal with this, I will do so.

ALL orders are valid, and you will all receive what you've asked me for. Please don't ask for an exact date; I have no way of knowing at this early stage how long it will take for all the pieces to become one again - the doctors can't say, so neither can I. I hope to be back up and running by the end of September, but I will keep everybody up to date as progress is made.

Yours,

Steve Pittis/Dirter Promotions

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Steve sent me that mail while we were away. We wish him a speedy recovery and best of luck! I'll update more information as I receive it. You can contact Steve/Dirter at this link. Thanks for reading and patience.

06 09 2003
#145

love,


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(forever your aficionado and radicalkhanateextremist)

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THX FOR THE PIC--->S

06 09 2003
#144

HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE


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Edward’s Lament

In the basement of one of the country’s leading medical schools, Dr. Edward Jessup*, candidate for the Nobel Prize, floats naked in total darkness. He is conducting the most dangerous experiment in the history of science. And the subject of that experiment is himself. -Altered States, 1980

Edward’s Lament is the second full-length from House Of Low Culture —the laboratory concoction of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters). Within its vast bandwidth, Turner marries warm cinematic tones with sub-nautical sound effects to produce a sensatory encounter like no other. Guitar strings reverberate circuitously within the close confines of amplifier housings and unidentifiable noises percolate from the murky recesses of the hearing threshold. Cavernous atmospheres find their foil in digitized blips as the low hum of inevitability drones mercilessly in the background. The effect is both vaguely disorienting and starkly captivating.

Just as Dr. Jessup’s own waterborne enterprise with obscure narcotics and dormant genes in our evolutionary path revealed forgotten primal instincts in the human mind, House Of Low Culture explores slumbering corners of the aural experience, revealing the full capabilities of the stereo field. Edward’s Lament, like its predecessors in HOLC’s modest but essential back-catalogue, is a thematically cohesive suite of instrumental excursions for barren landscapes and sunken shantytowns (think Bombay Beach, Quabbin Reservoir, Salton Sea). It is the swansong for all which was once thriving and is now desolate.

*We’re not entirely sure if Dr. Jessup is in fact the “Edward” that Aaron Turner refers to in Edward’s Lament (in fact, it’s unlikely), but the united themes of isolation, psychotropic disturbance, and experimentation seem to hold true in both works. Plus, we figure it’s just one more annoying question for journalists to ask Turner when they interview him.

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From Neurot Recordings website. A great album!!!

06 09 2003
#143

SUNN O))) GRIMMROBE DEMOS VINYL


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Outlaw's re-issue of the first album is nearly here. It should be finalized by 9.11.03 ish.

Limited to 220 sets, double picture LP in special packaging.

More information on ordering here.

02 09 2003
#142

KHANATE


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