November 24, 2012
During the last couple of days I've been going through old tapes of 1981-1982
period Lustmord, both on reel-to-reel and some cassettes. Mostly material from
just before and in the year after the first album, much of which I'd completely
forgotten. Some of which I've not heard for at least 25 years. A very raw sound,
at the time still searching to find it's own voice.
There are hints of that voice, but that didn't come together until a year or so later.
Certainly some "interesting" material amongst what's here, but most of these
half-formed ideas are best left where they were.
Ironically, the dust covered player bought out of years in storage to playback the
cassettes chewed up the very last tape and no longer works.
I think we should consider that a sign.
The chewed-up tape was a recording of the third Lustmord gig in December 1981,
the last show before performing again in 2006. That recording is now be assigned
to the collection of Lost Lustmord Recordings and the cassette player is duly
retired to the trash heap.
While listening to these tapes, I'm reminded that two people present on some of
the recordings, Geff Rushton (aka John Balance) and Nigel Dunster are no longer
First album (first pressing) photo by Frank Maier.
Posted by B at 4:34 PM