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Severed Heads

CLIFFORD DARLING PLEASE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST Vinyl Record

$25.98
Severed Heads CLIFFORD DARLING PLEASE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST Vinyl Record

Severed Heads

CLIFFORD DARLING PLEASE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST Vinyl Record

$25.98

Product Details

Severed Heads are one of the longest surviving bands to emerge from the Australian post-punk independent music scene. They began in Sydney in 1979, incorporating elements of 'industrial' noise-generation, tape cutting & looping and electronic sound synthesis. As the project developed song-structures and vocals were employed in a more-or-less recognizable mutant electro pop style. After many line-up changes featuring Garry Bradbury and psychedelic guitarist Simon Knuckey, Severed Heads was the vehicle for composer Tom Ellard. In 1985 their record label asked them to release a retrospective, so they dragged out bits that we had lying around from 1979 up til 1983. The compilation was titled "Clifford Darling Please Don't Live In The Past", spread out into a montage over four sides of vinyl. Bradbury and Ellard would fuss each bit and sling it on their new digital recorder, and since they still have the digital recorder, this reissue is made directly from the bits assembled twenty years ago. This compilation includes live recordings, raw demos, unreleased studio recordings and solo pieces from each member of the band during from the first five years. Their early music was characterized by the use of tape loops, noisy arrangements of synthesizers and other dissonant sound sources in the general category of industrial music. After several releases in that vein, Severed Heads began incorporating various popular music tropes, such as a consistent 4/4 rhythm, strong melodic lines, resolving chord arrangements and the occasional vocal. This move was underscored by the incorporation of mimetic devices, such as drum machines and bass synthesizers. The result was a striking hybrid of the avant-garde industrial and pop.

Track List
  1. Advertisement
  2. Prototype Pop
  3. Exiles Excerpt
  4. A Day In The Country
  5. Elephant Decibels
  6. Power Circles
  7. Alaskan Polar Bear Heater
  8. Umbrella
  9. J Edgar Hoover
  10. Blame
  11. Meanwhile, Back At Exiles
  12. Dance
  13. Saturday Night
  14. Man Dat Hip
  15. An American In Paris
  16. Tarzan's Grip
  17. That That Revolves
  18. Special Day
  19. Malt Duck
  20. Never Fall In Love
  21. Nazi Beach Party
  22. A Relic Of The Empire No 2
  23. Tiny Fingers
  24. Sydney Quads & The Megascope Space Probe
  25. Play It Again
  26. Carry My Books
  27. Nightsong
  28. Car Ad


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.
Severed Heads CLIFFORD DARLING PLEASE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST Vinyl Record

Severed Heads

CLIFFORD DARLING PLEASE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST Vinyl Record

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$25.98
Delivery:
Backorder Ships in 2-4 weeks
United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days after shipment
This item is on backorder and is estimated to ship in 2-4 weeks.
Guarantee: Backed by the Merchbar Guarantee.
Easy returns, great customer service and 100% authentic merch. Learn more.

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