HAIRBALLS (coughed up)

by Stock, Hausen & Walkman

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    Parody on the English cigarette brand SILK CUT. Design by Matt Wand. Original badge as pinned onto original furry covers of HAIRBALLS ( sorry no fur for you to stroke! ) A handful found in the archive... Hairballs remains out of print but you can do us a favour and purchase this badge INSTEAD of the download album.. we'll post it to you anywhere in the world, you get the full download album for not much more money ( just the postage for the badge added at the checkout ) AAAANNDD ( if you reside in the EU ) you won't have to pay VAT, so that's 20 to 25% saved and a few thermo-nuclear tactical warheads we won't be brandishing about this tiny fragile planet!
    ..What's more.. we only lose 10% of the money to Bandcamp instead of 15% .... a hell of a workaround don't yer think. You MAY see us use this ploy on other releases... stickers anyone?

    Includes unlimited streaming of HAIRBALLS (coughed up) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 25 

      £4.50 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Download also gets you Hi res jpegs of the flea-tastic 6 page fold out album sleeve, furry prophalactic sheath, stickers etc. And those pesky missing bits of music that we can't help teasing you with on the streaming page.. Deliberate cruelty?, commercial acumen?, or just Careful masking of the more obvious copyright infringements? You might never know if you don't disdainfully toss some coin our way!

      £4 GBP  or more

     

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about

Ah yes! The epic furry expulsion that is HAIRBALLS ( coughed up by Stock, Hausen & Walkman ), what can one say? Well firstly... Where is Rex Casswell? No sign of his caterpillar eyebrows or balloon rubbing guitar technique on this one. Absconded to some dancing girls bosom in the south and sorely missed. To make up for their painful loss Mr Dan Weaver explained to the eager but underprivileged Matt Wand & Old Hat how to use those modern wonders of technology - ATARI computers and more particularly the sequencing program CUBASE. Piggy banks were raided, assets were stripped and benefits rules were overlooked as part-time jobs making sandwiches for the entire legal secretary population of Manchester city centre brought in just enough cash to purchase "proper" samplers.... And by "proper" samplers I mean the AKAI S01.. Eight mono samples and less than 2megabytes of RAM kept an extremely disciplined focus on the sampling and meant the technique of 'flying in' voice and other surreal recordings during the live mix was retained.. Most of these tracks were indeed COUGHED UP, when we finally got the manual unsequenced stuff in the right place during the mix.. that was it! TRACK DONE. Tinkering about or doing it again would have been suicide.. Sanity-wise. Little did Weaver know the monster he was spawning when he handed over his piano roll, scissor & mouse click knowledge to messrs Wand 'n' Hat. Eventually he realized his catastrophic mistake and slipped away to make beautiful sounds in the altogether more stretchy and visually pleasing environment of contemporary dance leaving the surreally malicious Wand and the Non-laterally diligent Old Hat to pursue their respective musical uglinesses into the eventual sub-overground hit that was Organ Transplants Vol1.. All the signs, all the clues, all the seeds of a genre agnostic future music maelstrom are here in this plunderphonic encyclopaedic phlegm & fluff projectile. How was it that such a sarcastic reaction against most of the music around at that time should have somehow re-invigorated the environment it was trying to spurn? ... OK you got me... Maybe it didn't... But someone must have noticed surely?? Anyone? Ah well.... Too late now, enjoy in retrospect what only a few thousand souls got to appreciate in its timely & proper context ( hello and thanks mr J. Cocker )

credits

released April 4, 1995

Matt Wand: Sampling, Sequencing, tape cut ups, Drum Machines
Old Hat: Sampling, Sequencing, tape cut ups
Dan Weaver: Sampling, Sequencing

Album Art: Matt Wand - OH interrupted
Digital Pritt Stick: Andi Chappell
Furry Idea: Dan Weaver
Furry Stitching: Sonya, Denise, Matt

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