Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I was in a band with this record collector (Lee) who loved punk rock... he also liked noise. I only liked punk rock. I stayed at his house once (it was his parents). The room was a shrine to Danzig and the Misfits. Lee slept in a single bed with black covers and made no noise. I slept on his LPs. He had so many they made a bed. Lee went to sleep listening to Whitehouse and SPK. Scared the shit out of me. I haven't been able to get my head round noise until really recently. Something about the extremeties of sound and also taste have become appealing. Whitehouse formed in 1980 by William Bennett. The band had revolving members but always had Bennett at the forefront. Their dalliance with child porn, Nazism, rape etc alsways smacked of shock factor to me. But now I have a better understanding of what they were trying to do. To shove what makes people stomachs turn right in their face. To attack the crowd at their shows, aurally and physically. This stuff is the extremes of music..... and taste....

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