• ceramic hobs Black Pool Legacy (double LP, £25.50)

    The Ceramic Hobs are the band in the corner of the old man's pub round the back of the venue getting drunk before they either a) slay your senses with a mind boggling set of punk inspired psychedelia or b) fall over screaming and fighting. They make The Fall look as stable as U2 and the Butthole Surfers as mainstream as R.E.M. They’re from Blackpool and have been going since 1985. This double LP retrospective of the North of England's most unique, overlooked and long-lasting underground band spans 25 years of recordings, with tracks taken from numerous releases carefully selected and sequenced by Philip Best (Consumer Electronics), ergot trip front cover art from John Godbert (Vibracathedral Orchestra), gatefold bad vibe intricate line drawing from Darren Brian Adcock and a twelve page booklet featuring an extended interview/essay by Chris Sienko and a band family tree. Rock music but with voodoo curse words, twisting spiralling synths and guitars, overloaded samples: the sound of impending mental collapse overpowering the unwary listener. Tracks - Side A 1/33 Trapped Chilean Miners 2/Shaolin Master 3/Irish Jew 4/Does He Take Sugar ? 5/50 Shades Of Snuff 6/Pro Ana Tips N' Tricks / Side B 1/This Sore & Broken Blackpool Legacy 2/Wife Swapping Party 3/The Prowler 4/Blackpool Transport 5/Safe To Heaven / Side C 1/Cup Cakes 2/Amateur Cops 3/M61 4/Hey St Jude 5/Hardhorn Blues 6/All Psychiatrists Are Bastards 7/Flower / Side D 1/Oz Oz Alice 2/Prisoner Cell Block H Theme 3/You Don't Want To Hear This Voice 4/St. Petersburg Series 5/Catholic Monochrome Holocaust 6/Psychiatric Underground

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