H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos A




Sorry, given that I am utterly predictable, no prizes for guessing this was next.

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes but for the sake of variety it's 2011 this time around.

Demos A

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos B




... and back in the real world. Genius is what genius does.

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes from 2012.

Demos B

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Spreading The Love ...




Let's face it people. These are pretty terrible times for all of us. We really need to reach out and think of those less fortunate than us ...





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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos C




More crunchy disco biscuits ...

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes from 2012.

Demos C

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demo = D




As I said previously, the Permanent Collection set partly comprised of the three Live Frying tour CDrs. The Live Frying Demo series are completely different collections of loveliness ...

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes but is from 2012.

Demo = D

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Wolf Eyes & Hair Police - Live!!!

Rotten-sounding fake bootleg on a fake label called Purple Stuff in a fake edition of 42 copies (every copy was #26/42). I think these are audience recordings of the bands at Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2005. The Wolf Guys' side features the legendary Anthony Braxton (who isn't credited anywhere here), and was released in much better quality as an actual CD later. Hair Police's side is, as far as I'm aware, exclusive.

Wolf Eyes & Hair Police - Live!!!

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Attaker




In my time, I've been to a lot of "weird" clubs ... but where were Henry and Hazel when I needed them?

American Tapes tour mersh from 2012.

Live Frying: Attaker

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H & H Slaughter - Permanent Collection




Or Henry And Hazel Slaughter if you will, which turns out to be John Olson again. It's a collection of CDrs that appeared as volumes of AmTour Live Frying ... at least the first three are, I've not figured out what the fourth is yet. Anyway, all aboard for scree-driven noise-rock techno?

A four CDr set released on American Tapes in 2011 ... it's AM913 btw.

Permanent Collection

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Sissy Spacek - Pow Pow

An early 7" by John Wiese' avant-grindcore collage unit, released in 2002 by Rhystop.

Sissy Spacek - Pow Pow

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John Wiese & Jetstream Panic - Split

One of John Wiese' earliest appearances, a two-minute track on a one-sided split 7" released in 1999 in an edition of 100 copies. I probably don't need to tell you that a one-sided split 7" is the second dumbest format in the world. The first dumbest is, of course, the compilation biz-card CDR. I've no idea who Jetstream Panic was and I have no pressing need to find out.

John Wiese & Jetstream Panic - Split

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Evening Spyked - Upheaval




Miles Haney who recorded as Evenings and John Olson who recorded as Spykes. Oh, you already know that. You should have said. It would have saved me a bit of time. Crack on then.

C60 released on Tapeworm Tapes in 2006.

Upheaval

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The Dead Machines - Every Minute Of Every Hour




Maybe it's because I had been trying to hear this for over a decade that I really like every note of this. Maybe it's because it is just brilliant from the start to the end. Make your own mind up.

A six CDr set released on American Tapes in 2007 ... it's AM651 btw.

Every Minute

Every Hour

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Dead Machines & The Cherry Point - Untitled




A great collaboration between Tovah, John and Phil Blankenship ... as good as the names would suggest.

C30 released on the great and missed Enterruption label in 2008.

Dead Machines & The Cherry Point

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The Residents - Live at the Snakey Wake

Download-only album from the band's moribund RSD (Robot Selling Device) label: "...Snakefinger died July 1st, 1987, while on tour. In August, The Residents as well as other San Francisco friends joined in a celebration of his life and music called The Snakey Wake. The group had not performed live without Snakefinger as a musical companion since 1983. The only way they saw to do so was to perform with the computer. They quickly developed a stylized sound to use for the short performance which is featured here. They felt uncertain about the performance enough that they have previously only released a studio version of that night. This is a recording of the actual live event. It is their first use of a computer for music and opened the door for CUBE E live and a world of recordings. It launched their new career with RYKO and the release of God in 3 Persons in 1988. In many ways this recording is the dividing line between the old Residents and the new Residents. This event forced the group to rethink their direction and plans. Joining the tribute at the end of The Residents section was a brief appearance by The Mysterious N. Senada, also included in this recording."

The Residents - Live at the Snakey Wake

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Tovah D-Day / Invasion Status - Soundtrack For An Actual Size Gachnar




I don't know what any size of Gachnar is. Anyway. Both parts of Dead Machines separated by a cassette. Tovah just levels the block whilst John has a pleasant skronky wander to avoid the collateral damage.

C60 released on American Tapes in 2008 ... it's AM760 btw.

An Actual Size Gachnar?

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Uncreated - Live At The Human Trials Meeting, South Branch




... and this is great as well.

C30 released on Gods Of Tundra in 2009.

Live At The Human Trials

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Uncreated - Giants Of Circumstance




I've been listening to this so much recently. At the risk of contradicting myself tomorrow, I think that I might have found my favourite of John Olson's work (that I have heard ... and that covers a lot of ground). It's genuinely awesome.

C60 released on American Tapes in 2010 ... it's AM885 btw.

Giants Of Circumstance

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John Wiese & Failing Lights - Southern Swamp

Lathe cut 7" released by Helicopter in an edition of 30 copies back in 2007. If you like this (and you will), support the artist by buying something from John Wiese's Bandcamp page.. or perhaps this one... or even this one here!

John Wiese & Failing Lights - Southern Swamp

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Uncreated - Characteristic Caramel Interiors




Uncreated was another pseudonym used by John Olson and as far as I know he only released three under that name. If I had to finally make my mind up, Uncreated would sit very high in the Olson pantheon. There is a fascinating Schimpfluch Onsen Geisha thing going on that fascinates me ... well that's what happens inside my brain.

A four CDr set released on American Tapes in 2010 as part of the AM Upset Prisoners splinter group ... it's F btw.

Caramel Interiors

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Sad Policemen - Uninvolved, And We Are The...




A mammoth exploration of John Olson's imagination ... choose your own descriptors.

C94 released on American Tapes in 2009 ... it's AM834 btw.

And We Are The ...

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