£14.99Does your subconscious yearn for symphonic no wave? Is lumpen prole skank calling to you in the dead of night?. Do you hate Donald Trump but still wanna lynch Hillary for destabilizing N. Africa? Can you exercise to Gnod? Then Dope might well be the band you never even knew you needed.Visit product page →
And this 35 minute long introductory LP is just the way in you might feel obliged to purchase.Two years ago Julian Cope formed Dope to cover all these bases. So he selected from his myriad gang of reprobates four other musicians who know nothing of the 21st century - four intuitive non career movers whose endgame is merely tp play their music, salute the skies, then quit This Mortal Coil.
Dope is the ultimate cave holler, the festival band from hell that plays OUTSIDE the gates of Worthy farm.Five hairy bastards who prefer bongos to congas, who accept classic analogue synthesizers but prefer peculiarly-shaped boxes that emit randomly until kicked into submission. Even Dope's incredibly talented lead guitarist spends most of his time crouched over a hot FX unit.
So if you are too much of a reggae snob to enjoy Moebius & Plank's RASTAKRAUTPASTA, please forget Dope. But if the squeaks and blurts of the Nigger Kojak LP is never off your turntable, then Dope is for you. And if you adore Amon Duul 2 but still prefer the massed tribal abandon of Amon Duul 1, then again Dope is for you. Dope is not anarchism, its anarchy.
£14.99Here's some sweet relief at last for hi-fi fans! Yes, Dope's obscure cassette-only'album is now available on white vinyl, again from Bristol's Environmental Studies record label.Visit product page →
Packaged in fluorescent orange and white, this limited edition LP of 500 copies features two side-long epics each of over 20 minutes in duration, and both tracks replete with that same gargantuan sonic overload of the band's two previous releases.
Side One's The Dee Dee Ramone Story'commences with Julian Cope's epic tale of 21st century gender bending and sexual en-freeing before its low-key pulses become o'erwhelmed by the stratospherics of the Dope crew. Imagine very early Ash Ra Tempel through the filter of Brainticket's LP COTTONWOODHILL, and then some - ¦ er, and then some more. Dope are The-Not-Back-Off Kids, for sure.
Side Two's bumpy Absalom & Ahitophel'appropriates the sentiments of John Dryden's epic poem from 1681, then feeds it all through Holy McGrail's space echo to achieve what could be called the most true rastakrautpasta.
Get your online self down to the nearest record emporium and pronto - ¬ this stuff has a long shelf life but it's still best served fresh, all you prevaricators!
1. The Dee Dee Ramone Story.
2. Absalom & Ahitophe
£16.99Release date: 27/03/2020Visit product page →
JOHN PAUL returns with his second album SUBJECTS produced by RATMAN. John Paul first started supplying vocals on various SLEAFORD MODS tracks before releasing his debut album NO FILTER on Harbinger Sound which saw him playing shows with the Sleaford Mods, Steve Ignorant, and many more and headlining a sold-out show at The 100 Club.
SUBJECTS is a natural progression from No Filter, more crunchy and precise but still retaining a punk rock grimey DIY sound. John Paul has honed his unique ability to expertly bleat words into a sharp and wry observation of modern day decay.
RATMAN (More Rockers / Mr Scruff / On U Sound / Anika / Smith & Mighty / Receiver) continues to produce the tunes that manages to create a soundtrack to a odd forgotten dance party that mixed lo-fi, dub and UK garage.
1. Click Click Click.
2. Exile On Shit Street.
3. Pub Quiz.
4. Other Way Round.
7. How To Breathe - Feat Diane Charlemagne.
10. Girlfriend - Feat Miss Innit