Themes From Great Cities
It might have come to your attention that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you will just have to get used to. I will however, have bursts of creativity where I move completely randomly from post to post with no rhyme or reason. I have recently posted a few singles (7 & 12”) and the odd bootleg which have been received very well by all who visit. More of the same will continue as you, dear readers, seem to be enjoying them.
Some of the rips are my own, but many more are from other blogs and I’m just sharing the wealth. If other bloggers out there wish to share the rips from my posts, please as I do, host them yourself. To combat this, the FLAC files that are over 6 months old will be replaced with MP3 files.
Finally I am happy to re-up old posts where the link has expired. Please comment in the relevant posts comments box.
The Creatures’ first full-length album (released 15th May 1983) is a revelation. It was recorded in Hawaii, and is environmental in terms of place: It drips with sex, humidity, narcotics and ritual; but is timeless. This is due in no small part to the mainly acoustic instrumentation, which is stripped down to drums, percussion, marimba and Siouxsie’s voice, all reverbed and processed to give the dense, trippy effect. No guitars are used and it sounds unlike anything anyone else was doing in 1983. The cover says much about this record. This is psychedelia of the truly shamanic variety: no gnomes or daisy-chains here! Much of the feel is of a crazed Hawaiian night-time beach party attended by William Burroughs and Dr. John at which strange, spiked cocktails are being served, whilst magical rituals are performed.
Ripped from the original vinyl album released in 1983 to MP3 @ 320kbps
1. Morning Dawn
2. Inoa' Ole
3. Ice House
4. Dancing on Glass
6. Sky Train
7. Festival of Colours
8. Miss the Girl / A Strutting Rooster