Dead C 'the damned'

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Have you got this? and if so what did you think?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 6 February 2004 19:11 (nineteen years ago) link

Haven't heard 'new electric music' and that self titled double disc but its incredible stuff. Best thing I've heard from them since the majestic 'repent'.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 6 February 2004 19:12 (nineteen years ago) link

Its def a more textured record. I guess its them laptops!!! can someone tell me abt this? how does it work out live (since I've never seen 'em bcz they don't play in this country for some reason).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 6 February 2004 19:22 (nineteen years ago) link

When I saw them live about two years back, Robbie was on drums, Bruce had his guitar and all sorts of nefarious instruments and Michael played guitar and the laptop -- I'd need a clearer memory to be sure, but my sense was that Michael played and triggered parts as the mood and moment arose.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 6 February 2004 19:26 (nineteen years ago) link

I think somone else may ahve mentioned this (Hamish?)but the drumming on this one sounds much better. Not sure if it was due to they way they recorded the dums or if Robbie has been practicing.

brg30 (brg30), Friday, 6 February 2004 20:06 (nineteen years ago) link

i've read that it's similar, at times, to trapdoor fucking exit/had more structure, not as amorphous.
MALARKY or effective way??

ian johnssoonn, Friday, 6 February 2004 21:56 (nineteen years ago) link

TFE is a live recording IIRC.

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 6 February 2004 22:02 (nineteen years ago) link

parts of the cd version are live, but not all.

ian johnsttonn, Friday, 6 February 2004 22:04 (nineteen years ago) link

i guess i'm one of the few people who really liked the s/t double cd, "new electric music" was cool, though. "the damned" hasn't really grabbed me, for some reason, i'm starting to wonder if the infatuation is over. but then, i still intend to buy "repent" and "tusk" as soon as i see them.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Friday, 6 February 2004 23:47 (nineteen years ago) link

tusk is great.

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 7 February 2004 00:08 (nineteen years ago) link

''for some reason, i'm starting to wonder if the infatuation is over.''

tell me you're joking PLEASE!!!

dead C have their share of so-so records (Tusk didn't grab me as much as I liked, nor did 'white house').

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:19 (nineteen years ago) link

"White House" is about my favourite. The only one that hasn't really grabbed me so far is "Harsh 70s Reality", which seems a bit silly of me.

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:23 (nineteen years ago) link

that's the best one!

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:24 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah I just pulled it out to listen to when I get back home tomorrow, I KNOW I should like it a lot more than I do

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:27 (nineteen years ago) link

you'll love it silly.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:28 (nineteen years ago) link

TRAPDOOR FUCKING EXIT, GUYS!!!

Also: What the fuck is the '43 sketch' cassette? i got a copy of it, but i have no idea when it's from. it sounds like drone pop as done by the dead c; pretty good! i assume it's early, but not sure

Ian Johnson (orion), Saturday, 7 February 2004 01:42 (nineteen years ago) link

One or two tracks on The Damned are actually recorded by Michael Morley / Nathan Thompson / James Kirk, who all played on The Wisher Table. Michael obviously smoked too much pot when he was mastering the CD; but now he doesn't want to lose face for fear of damaging his art career. Nathan and James's voices can even been heard on the recording.

42 Sketch For a Poster is one of the very first Dead C releases; it was released after Perform Max Harris, and before DR503 and Live Dead Sea.

xxxxxx, Saturday, 7 February 2004 02:18 (nineteen years ago) link

i think i like "the wisher table" more than "the damned" at this point. i've listened to "the monolake" alot more than "harsh 70s reality."

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Saturday, 7 February 2004 08:58 (nineteen years ago) link

''Michael obviously smoked too much pot when he was mastering the CD''

so you're saying its terrible or what exactly?

I love handful of dust as well: got that comp on crank automotives label.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 7 February 2004 11:37 (nineteen years ago) link

No its not terrible. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and saying he accidentally put a recording that wasn't the Dead C on it.

xxxxxxx, Saturday, 7 February 2004 11:46 (nineteen years ago) link

but yeats and russell would have said something?

and why didn't the other two get any credit on the 'one or two tracks' they played in?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 7 February 2004 11:50 (nineteen years ago) link

1. Yeats was drunk. Russell was very busy and in a different city. Both had no reason to mistrust Morley.

2. A question a lot of people are trying to find the answer to. I suspect he never even noticed what he was doing.

xxxxxx, Saturday, 7 February 2004 11:57 (nineteen years ago) link

haha well if the dead C breaks up after this you could be right. Don't know abt you but if this is correct it somehow makes me love the record even more.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 7 February 2004 12:00 (nineteen years ago) link

yeah, it's like that chocolate watch band album that was about half written and performed by studio musicians without the band's knowledge.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Saturday, 7 February 2004 12:38 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm keen to hear this record. The Dead C. totally ruled my world when I was about 16, when their music seemed genuinely "other" and exciting, and I didn't even get stoned in those days! But everything since Repent that I've heard seems pretty hard going and certainly sounds a lot better after a bowl or three. That's not a complaint, really, but I'm hoping for at least some of the bastard songs of old, like 'Power' or 'Sky'.

radio morocco, Saturday, 7 February 2004 19:27 (nineteen years ago) link

five years pass...

new record, secret earth, is good. way better than Future Artists, at least.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I feel exactly the opposite. Future Artists was awesome, new feels like a bit of a letdown.

Stylez G. White (Stormy Davis), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 01:15 (thirteen years ago) link

well, I thought Future Artists felt aimless and it lacked any good atmosphere, and vocals. Although I only got through it a couple times, and haven't heard it for a while. The new one has some pretty nice moments to it, and there's a muted rawness to the whole thing. The first and last tracks are nicely affecting.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 04:58 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i'm w/ lowell - SECRET EARTH is their best rec since TUSK - much as i admire all the experiments w/ textures and whatnot on FUTURE ARTISTS, i like dead c best when they're still edging round songform - and it's great to have an alb where morley is singing on every track

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 08:57 (thirteen years ago) link

future artists certainly has the better cover art....

i like secret earth. a lot. i might like it even more since seeing them play practically the whole LP a few months back. dead c live = heaven on earth.

ian, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 15:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i side with stormy on this.

Beatrix Kiddo, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 20:51 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Hey there's a new Gate record (Republic of Sadness) and it sounds like early IDM or something. I've only heard samples though.

Pants Perdu (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 2 August 2010 03:36 (twelve years ago) link

yeah I totally need to get this ... of course, Morley's stuff on the Language CDs occasionally sounded like that..

Stormy Davis, Monday, 2 August 2010 04:22 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

New Dead C- Patience- is really great. No vocals, which is a plus for me. It's hard to enter the maelstrom when some dude is moaning and shit. Nah just kidding, I dig some of the vocals. I prefer this though. Anyway, ya'll heard it yet?

SourPatchCorpse, Monday, 11 October 2010 21:24 (twelve years ago) link

Listened to the clip on the dusted review (Shaft) and I like it.

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 October 2010 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Coming to rainy fascist island fellas.

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/the-dead-c-three-day-residency/

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:30 (one week ago) link

See you there xyzzzz

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:31 (one week ago) link

👍👍👍

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 11:54 (one week ago) link

oh man, r montgomery too! last time i saw them they were totally bringing the rock in a tiny little hall. unfortunately no footage of morley playing the curtain rail.

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 14:03 (one week ago) link

Played Secret Earth and Unknowns to celebrate and I didn't know Morley started singing again!

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 16:50 (one week ago) link

They seem to alternate between singing and non-singing recs these days

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 16:53 (one week ago) link


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