DOM17-L: Son Of Sam "The Collapse Of Ancient Funk (Vol.1)" LP

Domestica Records

  • €14.50

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A1. Carnal Knowledge
A2. Funland
A3. Shah Main

B1. Second Nature
B2. The Liquid Cosh

Digital Bonus Track:
Carnal Knowledge (Jack Plug's Sex Dub)

Vinyl LP, limited to 350 numbered copies, comes with stamp-numbered DIN A4 sheet and download code with exclusive bonus track: "Carnal Knowledge (Jack Plug's Sex Dub)" New Mix by Chris Bishop, 2013.

2XLP Special Edition: Volumes 1 and 2 of "The Collapse Of Ancient Funk". It includes both the song-based tracks (Vol. 1) and the instrumental ones (Vol. 2) from those legendary recordings. Limited, 50 copies, complete with hand printed sleeve artwork, MP3 download code for both albums and bonus track plus exclusive insert with track-by-track liner notes by Chris Bishop, photos and related material.

The Collapse of Ancient Funk (Vol.1) is a record which gathers all the vocal songs included in the cassette-album ‘The Collapse Of Ancient Funk (1984-85 A.D.)’, originally edited by Final Image (UK) in 1985.

From the liner notes by Chris Bishop:
"Sometime during 1984, during a period of Orwellian mass unemployment, I moved into a house in Leeds that had a basement filled with the collective equipment of The Cassandra Complex, O Yuki Conjugate and Mr Tom Fazzini. My pathetic contribution was the first Korg drum machine which nobody used and was eventually bought by Jez from Utah Saints. I don't suppose he used it either. It sounded awful.

Music at this time was largely devoted to guitar-oriented production, but the unwitting advantage these people had was our mistrust of the fretboard. Then Electro happened, we got an 808, and Son of Sam was born when I needed a nasty name to scribble on a cassette. As time went on, Razors and Mr Cheese fleshed my meanderings out into a "real band", we played a few dates around Europe, brought out some vinyl on Rouska and then logically destroyed ourselves when Techno arrived."


Written / Produced by Chris Bishop, Leeds UK 1984/85.
Digitally transferred from the original tape: The Collapse Of Ancient Funk (1984-85 A.D.).
Remastered 2014 by Yves Roussel.
Originally released by Final Image (UK) 1985.
Cover Painting "Hisi'N'Hers Hats", Acrylic on canvas by Jack Plug, 2012.

(C) (P) 2014 Domestica Records
Release date: March 17, 2014

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