Mittwoch, 11. November 2015

Thus spoke Rob Freeman ::

But in all honesty, the real key to the Ramones guitar and bass sounds was the way Johnny and Dee Dee set their amps. There was no finesse here; they just cranked the volumes all the way up. It was just like the "These go to 11!" scene in This Is Spinal Tap.———— Rob Robbie Ramone Freeman

Samstag, 7. November 2015

Throbbing Gristle Questionnaire: Peter Råberg (2/11)

Very early pressings of Throbbing Gristle's "Second Annual Report" (1977) came with an official questionnaire by Industrial Records, consisting of 39 (un-)related TG questions.

1. How did you first hear abot T.G.? IN A SILENT WAY
2. Did you buy "Second Annnual Report" L.P.? RIGHT OFF
3. If so did you buy it from a record shop? FOOTPRINTS
4. Did you buy the L.P. from I.R. mail order? YES
5. What equipment do you use to play records? BIG FUN
6. Is the equipment yours or do you share? If you share it, with whom do you share? ■■■
7. How much approximately do you spend on records each year? ■■
8. What were the last 5 records you bought (apart from TG)? CALYPSO FRELIMO
9. Would you say you were happy with the kind of music/sound currently commercially available?
10. If NOT, state why not and what you'd like. ■■■■
11. Have you seen TG live? SO WHAT
12. If "Yes", where? How many times?
13. Do you regularly go to the cinema? PREPARED
14. What was the last film you saw? LE PETIT BAL
15. Do you regularly buy any newspapers/magazines? SO WHAT
16. If "Yes", which ones? ON THE CORNER
17. Do you regularly listen to any particular radio show? INAMORATA
18. If "Yes", which one(s)? DOUBLE IMAGE
19. What was the last book you read? SPANISH KEY
20. How long ago was it? YESTERNOW
21. What is your occupation? (if student, please state place of education) STUFF
22. What kind of school did you go to? Mixed or single? Comprehensive/Grammar/Public?
23. Do you practice any religion? If so, what? SHHH
24. Do you live with your parents? 
25. If you play the TG album or single, what time(s) of day and under what conditions do you play each? (e.g. night whilst drinking coffee, etc. SOMEWHERE
26. Do you have any special skill? RATED X
27. Do you have a regular girlfriend/boyfriend? BIG FUN
28. Do you have any pets? THE HEN
29. Have you ever been out of the U.K.? If "Yes", which countries have you visited, how often? MAIYSHA
30. Do you have any definite political stance? If "Yes", what is it? FREE NELSON MANDELA
31. What type of food do you eat most often?
32. Do you use alcohol? What types? BITCHES BREW
33. Do you use tobacco?
34. Are you engaged in any form of musical activity yourself? If so, what? MAYBE
35. Are you engaged in any athletic/physical activity? If so, what? TURNAROUND
36. If you were writing this questionaire, what other questions would you ask people? If you have a lot of suggestions add another sheet to this with them on it. Who is BILLY PRESTON?
37. What is your greatest ambition? SANCTUARY
38. Do you have a very special obsession/fetish? BLACK SATIN
39. If "Yes", what is it? RATED X

Please complete this questionaire and return it to Rock City Wankers

Sonntag, 1. November 2015

lied zum sonntag: November, Troika (E major)

In your loneliness do not look at the road,
and do not rush out after the troika.
Suppress at once and forever the fear of longing in your heart. Nikolay Nekrasov