ORGAN TRANSPLANTS Vol 2 by STOCK, HAUSEN & WALKMAN
catalog number: QRM CD000 & QRM LP000
total duration: 53.19 english minutes
Recorded, Toured, Archived, Lost, Forgotten, Found, Played, Re-Recorded, Delayed, Binned, Salvaged, Varnished, Buffed Up, Cut Down, Compiled, Released, Hands Washed,
It took 3 or 4 years but in the end SH&W leaped ( in a slightly arthritic manner ) back onto the bandwagon they had inadvertently created in 1996 with the outrageously successful Organ Transplants Volume 1 ( to be fair the 'Vol.1' in the title did encourage one to believe there would be more of it... cruel and possibly lazy of them to make their greedy public wait so long ). If you listen carefully you will hear a certain amount of musical "Mickey taking" of many of the bands that copied and exploited SH&W's unique style with much more financial success. There was a time when almost all the music in adverts in the UK sounded like it could have been made by these boys... yet, other than a near miss with Levi's jeans, that kind of lucrative licensing has yet to elude them.
Go here: simplesampling.com/ORGANv2Intervw.htm
to read answers to questions about the album asked by Ian Shirley ( official biographer of the RESIDENTS) originally meant for printing in Record Collector Magazine but due to our refusal to part with an original copy of THE ALLEN HAVEN ORGAN SHOW on PYE ( as a bribe to the rabid collector editor ) it was never printed..
In a not so recent interview in MOJO magazine, when asked what he was listening to in his car stereo that month, Matt Groening ( creator of The Simpsons) claimed to be earballing nothing but this album (and a little bit of Sol Hoopi's Hawaiian guitar) and admitted with no shame that he was a big fan of SH&W, proud to be given a rare thumbs up by one so near to the hearts and money of the public, we immediately sent him ( via his office ) a hugely grateful sized package filled with other HOT AIR music abherations... a reply or thank you was never received, not even a belching Homer keyring, The lesson being DON'T send cheap gifts to men who own global merchandising rights