ROCK 'N' ROLL WON'T NEVER DIE
CD-R Auricle AMCDR 229 £8.00
Gross In Grain And
Gritty To The Touch
/ Preston Gubbals While Quatt Fitz 13'13"
2. R.U.G. 1'56"
3. Itchy Bed 2'42"
4. Dogpole Dirge 1'57"
5. Necroborborygmus 9'44"
6. No Parking 2'55"
Blood Crypt Solitude,
8. 7 Up - Enigmaranus 4'51"
completely 'live' at Steve's on the 25th & 27th July 1987.
Composed by Rancid Poultry.
Post production: E.C. Calvert.
cassette: Poultry Productions PP1 © 1987 Duration: 54:11
License: Richard Errington.
Digital transfer in 2007, and remaster August/September 2016 by Alan Freeman
at Tachyon Studio.
Cover art: front cover Mackeral, inner picture Risotto. Layout: Xylem.
Mackeral "Rub-It" Cloth: electric bass,
synthesizer, guitar, voice.
Steve Davis: synthesizers, keyboard, voice, & general
Risotto Drake: electric guitar, voices, keyboards.
Andy Davis: lead guitar on the second side (6-8).
"From Heldon via Hawkwind to Nekropolis to Guru Guru
and lots of more esoteric places! This one's full of surprises!"
RANCID POULTRY - ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WON’T NEVER DIE (Own label) MC
These guys definitely don’t want to be taken seriously, especially
with their titles and whacko psychedelic doodle covers!
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL... declares that it will die, note the double negative!
However, this cassette contains some excellent music, not really the step on
from DELICATE CREATURES (reviewed in Audion #3 p.28) that I expected, and no
Mellotron samples -what?! Preston Gubbals While Quatt Fitz is a truly
magnificent piece of Heldon-esque rock, oppressive and fierce it rattles on
relentlessly with mock Pinhas guitar to the fore. Aleatoresis finds them
really cutting it with some excellent riffing in the style of early Hawkwind,
brilliant guitar work, lots of bubbling synths and a great rhythm, as Steve
says - ‘so unfashionable, but so bloody good!’ Necrobortborygmus though,
shows their darker side with brooding electronics, effects and other spooky
sounds creating a really great atmosphere. Elsewhere, they explore other
musical regions, some really interesting and some less so, in fact the only
cut I actually don’t like is Itchy Bed - it just riles me!
[amendment to that review - I actually quite like
"Itchy Bed" now, and surprising that I made no mention of the
rather obvious Nekropolis dedication]
Alan Freeman (Audion #6, page 31 - October 1987)
Original issue: MC (private) - released 1987.
CD-R: 20 numbered copies - released 24/10/2016.
CD-R second edition: 20 numbered copies - released 8/7/2018.
Auricle Bandcamp download - released 10/6/2020.
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